Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Denim Suit for Gloria

I'm very happy to have something special to show you this weekend.

As you know, I've been doing a little sewing for my sisters and this will be the last of it for a while.
My sisters always admire my casual suits which I'm very fond of making and since Gloria only got one dress this summer, I decided I'd make her  a pant suit of her choice. She chose brown denim ,which I bought from She wanted a jean style jacket and classic jeans.

Now Gloria is taller than me and I've always thought she's slimmer too, but my clothes seem to fit her perfectly right down to the length of the pants. (My legs are longer I guess.) I took all her measurements and proceeded to ignore them completely trusting that since I was using the same patterns as my jacket and jeans, they should fit her too.

I used my favorite Burda 8605 (which is out of print and not linkable) for the jacket and V1284 for the jeans.

This jacket is my favorite thing to make and  I did some slow sewing to get it just right, inside and out.

Gloria loves animal print so I used animal print poly charmeuse for the Hong Kong finish as a surprise. She loved it! I forgot to take detail pictures of the jeans. This is all I have to show.

I just spent the afternoon with my sisters and gave Gloria her suit. She was so delighted and it fit her perfectly. (I forgot to take a pic to show how well the jeans fit, darn!)

I think my sister looks great in her suit and I feel really good about this project. I also am glad I  can now go on to  a denim suit of my own .

I'll leave you today with the composite of my Mini Wardrobe for  the contest at Pattern Review.

As always, more later from


Faye Lewis said...

You are a great sewist! I know you made your sister happy!

Vicki said...

Lucky sister. Beautiful work on the suit.

pegsewer said...

I am amazed at both pieces but particularly the jeans. Still trying to make that perfect pair for myself. You are a great sister!

Sharon said...

Fantastic suit for your sister!

Vernelle Nelson said...

I love what you did with this denim suit. The detail and the fit are perfect and the color choice as well. Keep up the great work.

Jean said...

Wow -- the suit is a perfect fit, and looks so beautifully made. I love the inside finish. Your mini-wardrobe pieces look fantastic!

Beverly said...

Love the suit! Your work is really great.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

What a wonderful gift to your sister! It looks awesome on her! And your mini wardrobe looks amazing!