Vintage Sewing

Plaid About You Suit

November 12, 2008

This languished for so long and I don’t know why! Great suit cuts are stylish no matter what age they are! Even when you try to recreate the pose from the pattern envelope! This is Simplicity 4044 a retro reprint of a suit from the 1940’s. I made the jacket from a stretch wool glen plaid with a burgundy stripe in it. Taking care to make all the red lines match up. That was a chore! The pants are a black wool blend with a silver pinstripe and the skirt is a wool blend burgundy a-line design. Both the pants and the skirt feature a notched curve waistband with the notch at the front center waist. Making them very flattering and elegant. I started these items way too long ago and finished the lining and the hem of the jacket yesterday November 11th, 2008.

  1. your jacket looks great!!! i have been waiting for some one to make it so i could see what it looked like for real. i can not wait to give it a go.

  2. Good morning, Ande. You did a beautiful job on that suit. I bought that pattern several months ago. I have several of the 1940’s style patterns that have been published lately and I just love them all. Your lovely suit has inspired me to pull that pattern out and look through my stash for possibilities.

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