Whew! That was one doozy of a project. The tartan suit is finished! I wore it on Saturday to the reopening of the Avenir museum up in Fort Collins and received many lovely comments on it. After all, it's not everyday you see a plaid suit anymore!
It was so much fun to wear this look. The hat is a newer addition as well, and is just 1940's jaunty perfection in my opinion! The handbag is one you all haven't seen yet, though as it matches nearly everything in my closet you will be seeing a lot of it moving forward. I am so glad to have expanded my vintage accessories collection to include handbags and gloves, I feel like they really finish off the look with an outfit such as this one.
Also, no I didn't realize the plaid on the jacket would actually line up with that of the skirt, that was by random accident. There were a few accidents while I was making the skirt, and not all of them happy ones like plaids matching up by chance. If you follow me on instagram you'll know I had a bit of a crisis when I made a very wrong move while cutting out the skirt! I certainly learned a few things making this suit, and I'll go into more of that later this week, but lets just say one lesson learned is do not try and make a skirt when you have already been sewing all day and really just need to go to bed!
I am so happy to finally have this suit hanging in my closet, I'll be adding a few more shortly, but I'll explain that hint later! Have a great start to the week everybody!
|Suit: Made by me|
Hat, Gloves, Brooch, & Earrings: Vintage