Monday, July 20, 2015

Lace Trim Suit

This is Butterick 5858 which is another Diahann Carroll design. My inspiration was seeing a picture of Lady Diana wearing it with lace trim. It is a Misses'/Misses Petite Top & Skirt. Fitted, lined top has shoulder pads, princess seams, and long sleeves. Straight, lined skirt, mid-knee or lower calf has waistband, back zipper and side front slit.

I did my usual 1" swayback adjustment and petite adjustment on lower jacket View C. The fabric is a Navy Ponte Knit from Fabric Mart. Of course I used polyester lining from Vogue Fabrics. The navy lace and navy buttons were purchased from Joann Fabrics.


This was an easy suit that I enjoyed making. It would be nice to have another in a more stable fabric. The pattern was purchase online as it is an OOP pattern.



  1. This looks really pretty on you! Love the lace at the neckline:)

  2. You look beautiful in this suit and the lace gives it that special feminine touch.

  3. A lovely suit - pretty, elegant and smart all at once.

  4. The lace trim really adds a touch of elegance to the suit! The overall look is very nice on you!

  5. Beautiful outfit! I love the neckline, very royal looking!
    Bonnie @

    1. Thank you! The neckline is what made me purchase this pattern.

  6. Don't you look beautiful! Great job! Thanks for stopping by. Kiah

  7. This is wonderful! I've been dreaming of a dress like this for the past year. Such a stylish sewing patterns ensemble.


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