|Hmm. I like this suit.|
Let's take a simple 1950s vintage style from Simplicity (1460) and a retro print from Minerva Crafts.
|Simplicity 1460 blouse - 1950s vintage|
So my project uses View A to and View C peplum of Simplicity 1460.
|View A neckline|
|View C peplum|
|I've used a three-thread overlock stitch to finish the seams.|
Now let's take that 1960s retro suit from Simplicity (2154) and research from Kyle's epic skirt posts to sew a great lined pencil skirt.
One of Kyle's suggestions was to interface the hem before you start sewing the skirt together and this gave the hem a sharper finish.
Kyle also had some good research on lining and finishing the skirt vent.
I had no problems climbing up the airplane stairs wearing this skirt. I raised the skirt vent by 3cm.
This denim holds it's own after an early morning flight.
The print colours held well under the Australian sun and the denim didn't colour my fingers blue as I worked with it.
Workwear for me means suits and fitted clothes, so I wanted to take a risk and make a denim suit. Wearing double denim to work sounded like a risk I wanted to take.
Lastly a few weeks ago I watched Divergent, quickly followed by Insurgent. I love the military styling worn by Dauntless and the structured clothes worn by Erudite and Candor. So of course I looked into the design ideas by Carlo Poggioli.
This suit is tailored and has a lot of blue in it like Erudite so I decided to use the blue ribbon from a previous Minerva Crafts project last year to add more blue to the jacket.
Simplicity 2154 jacket is unlined and has fake pockets so I traced out a basic pocket bag to match the pocket flap patterns supplied. I've again done a forward shoulder adjustment and added 3cm at the centre back seam.
This jacket has no closure so it's easy to wear. I had planned to make this jacket for my May project but it simply made sense to make this whole suit right now.
It's still quite warm here even though it's April but I found this suit was perfect for a full day's travel and work.
Thanks Minerva Crafts for these new work clothes. I'm so tempted to try another faction outfit from the Divergent series.
PS: Both patterns are part of my Vintage Pattern Pledge 2016.