Posted in Product Reviews on Monday the 1st February 2016 by Annette
I immediately think interview! This is such a versatile pattern. It includes a fitted, lined jacket, a skirt which could be easily adapted to a lined skirt, fitted trousers, a top and a gorgeous dress with a beautiful flounce around the hemline. There are some fantastic tweeds and other fabrics too that would look good in this suit and would be suitable for a formal interview.
This fabric has a wonderful soft finish to it probably due to its viscose content. The elastane content gives it a one way stretch which helps towards achieving a perfect fit. I would imagine it will be very comfortable to wear. This picture below is a close up picture of the fabric so you can get a better idea of the small dog tooth check, it is quite effective.
As you can see in the first photo, Ive teamed this suiting fabric with one of our Stretch Cotton Fabrics
This is a stretch cotton and is a very good weight for this skirt. If I was wearing this in winter and especially with the jacket, I would definitely line it with a good weight lining fabric. I would use this same lining for the jacket as well.
But if it is for spring I think it would feel nice just in the cotton. Likewise this fabric would be ideal for the top, maybe worn with a belt round the waist as shown on version B/D of the pattern.
My next choice of fabric to team with the Suiting Fabric to use as the top would be this Cotton Poplin Fabric
This is quite a small print with beautiful colours running through it.
Ive photographed it together with the suiting fabric so you can see how well they look together...
As you will see on my pictures, the buttons
I have chose blend perfectly. The mustard centre matches with both fabrics. Although it only gives instructions for buttons on the front of the jacket how about getting a smaller size and sewing some of these on the back of the sleeves?
My last choice of fabric is for the dress with the flounced hemline and that is our Animal Print Soft Polyester Fabric
This is 100% polyester and would drape superbly. It would be hard to find a more suitable fabric for this dress. However the mustard buttons I feel would be a little bright so I have chose the same button but in a different colour to complete this look...
These are Dill 370596 in the larger size and 310768 in the smaller size. Last but not least I would mention that the pattern suggest 3/4" buttons and the ones I've chosen measure a good inch. This must be reflected in your size of buttonhole but apart from that there is no reason not to use a button that is a little bigger.
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Until next time,