I fell in love with 1960′s suits with short jackets that have 3/4 length doleman sleeves and tapered skirts. When I saw Simplicity #2154 I had to have it. How cute is the blouse with the bow tie.
I used a true navy (almost black) for the jacket and skirt. For the blouse I had a fabric with a tiny blue, tan and cream plaid.
I made the “braid” trim myself. To get custom colors I crocheted five strands of embroidery floss together.
I really liked how the loop detail was formed with the trim on the sleeve.
I wear blouses with bows and this one has great overall shape as well.
Both the blouse and the skirt zip on the side.