Thursday, March 26, 2015

Welcome Spring!

Pattern: Butterick 5476 OOP Diahann Carroll pattern purchased from Ebay last year.
Misses' /Misses' Petite Jacket & Skirt
Semi fitted, lined, below hip jacket has slightly extended shoulders, shoulder pads, contrast yokes and long sleeves. Semi-fitted, straight, lined skirt, below mid=knee, has elastic back waistband and back with side zipper.

 Sizes: 8 - 24
Fabric: Gold polyester poplin  with gold polyester lining from Vogue online.

Accents: Black piping & 1 piece iron on applique added before adding lining.

Alterations: decreased 1" swayback, added 4" to skirt

I always sew first and finish seams with the serger. I've found that if I serge the sleeves to the lining it gives a different look with added thickness on the upper sleeve.

This is a fun pattern with different variations/creative designs. I did fail to show the inside lining, but you've seen it over and over again.


  1. Dorothy, so pretty.. Fit is fantastic too..
    love your hat.. You always look so pretty, and everything matches so well.. Love it..

  2. Love that jacket front. I buy a lot of vintage patterns on Ebay too.

  3. This just beautiful! I love the colour, it is perfect for spring! And as ever, Dot, you are the perfect model :) xxx

  4. So gorgeous and beautiful color on you. You have the most beautiful hats too!

    1. Thank you! I pulled all of my hats from the boxes last year and made a list of the colors. Then, I started purchasing the fabric to match the hats.

  5. Great color on you and like the piping detail.

  6. Pretty outfit :) Well done!

  7. Wow, what a stunning ensemble! so very chic! I love the piping, and both pieces look so beautifully made.


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