Suitable for Spring

April 5, 2015

I’ve always wanted a great vintage suit but have had a hard time finding one in my size and price range. So I finally broke down and sewed up my own!


I actually made this up from two different vintage patterns-Simplicity 4013 and Simplicity 1659. It’s made from a yummy red linen with vintage buttons.


A work in progress shot! This pattern is actually from 1939 which is one of my favorite years for fashion! I also want to make the dicky to go with the jacket.


It turned out quite fabulously! And it’s so comfortable to wear and looks effortlessly chic. It really makes me sad that suits have gone out of fashion unless you work in a very conservative office or are going for a job interview.


I’m also excited about the mix and match-ability of this suit! It really makes me sorry that I waited so long to make up this suit! For more photos and construction detail, pop over to my blog.

  1. Very good idea to sew your own! It looks fantastic! I like the silhouette and the combination of the collar-shape and the sleeves.

  2. Love to see the old patterns revived – combining several patterns to achieve personal style was a staple in home sewing in the 1930s-70s. Current day sewers are afraid there will be an explosion in the sewing room if they combine a Simplicity top with a Butterick sleeve, and a Vogue skirt. Glad to see you’re using your imagination to make the perfect outfit for YOU!

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