Yep, already thinking about winter. Well autumn, winter, spring and summer apart from the fortnight heatwave that happens. lol!
I have a navy blue skirt I love and wear very often and it got me thinking I need a suit, matching skirt and jacket. Although I’d wear the jacket more as a ‘coat’. Now I have simplicity 4044. I love the skirt pattern, made it up twice already….but the jacket doesn’t inspire me.
Now I stumble across the pattern in the centre. I really like the blue with polkadots. And simplicity 3688 looks quite close.
Now, Here comes the questions:
1) Has anyone else sewn both skirt and jacket with this pattern? Anything to be careful of?
2) What fabric? I’ve only ever successfully sewn with 100% cotton and poly cottons before. Would something like a gaberdene be best? Or should I try a wool blend? What exactly are suiting materials?
I hope to complete the ensemble for around £50. Is this an impossible budget?