All Suited Up

Not much time to sew of late.  My sewing machine sits there glaring accusingly at me while I work on my laptop day after day. Still, I have managed to churn out a suit, even if it did take about 2 months from start to finish.

Introducing….

The jacket (yes, yet another Chanel jacket – you can never have too many) is Vogue #8804,one of the Claire Shaeffer Custom Couture Collection.  This is what took the longest obviously.  This is also when my machine was seriously annoyed with me because much of the jacket is stitched by hand.  The fabric comes from Tessuti’s and is a wool, acetate, viscose blend – a dream to work with.

The skirt is my design.  I didn’t have enough of the wool blend to make a skirt so off to the garage to rummage through my stash.  Voila! – a quilted faux leather teamed perfectly.

To finish off the ensemble, a matching handbag from the faux leather.  The pattern and hardware was purchased from the delightful Kylie Hammond of Handbag Hardware Australia.  Check out her store on Etsy – well worth the visit.

The jacket has already had an outing to the ballet in Brisbane, worn with a floaty black skirt.  Several favourable comments received from passers by.

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