Saturday, 18 June 2011

Sew Weekly: Photo Finish


Hello! In what could quite possibly be my highest sewing peak of the year, I'd like to introduce you to my 3 piece suit, made by yours truly for this week's Sew Weekly Theme: At the Races!


As you can see, I'm very happy with my sewing this week! Bursting at the seams with pride, but luckily thanks to my mad tailoring skillz, not bursting at the seams literally.


I adore the jacket, it's perfectly cropped for a petite lass, and I cut back the sleeves/cuffs so that they didn't dangle around my fingers like normal store bought jackets do. Honestly, the best thing about sewing for yourself is making the perfect fit. Off the rack will never, ever, be the same again, and actually thinking about buying store bought clothes makes me itch in anticipation of the bad fit. But, what I did discover buy making this skirt, was that pleats and tapering skirts don't fit well for my rounded hips and mini waist and I might have to rewatch episodes of Mad Men just to see Joan's waistline's darts.


Many of you, over on my Sew Weekly post, have said the skirt looks great, so it must be really a comfort thing and a self concious worry - because the skirt (with its high waistband) has too much 'frump' and bulk around the middle in my opinion. Oh well!


Whilst the photos are absolutely beautiful (Thanks Husbie! You're a star! When are you going to start your own blog, hey?!) it was totally freezing... as it was first thing in the morning, you can see my breath it's that cold!

12 comments:

  1. I love all these pictures! Husbie gets major propz for awesome photos! You look absolutely stunning!!!!!

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  2. Oh how cute you look! I can totally see you cheering on the horsies and then going to a nice salon to get some tea with petit fours. The pictures are gorgeous indeed!

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  3. I'm totally impressed that you whipped this up in a week. Great fit, great pieces.

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  4. Wow, a three piece suit in a week. It looks great. I love the cropped jacket. It's such a good shape for us shorties.

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  5. Oh my gosh, sooo divinely beautiful!! I love each and every piece of this ensemble. The suit is adorable, and the blouse is to die for! Did you use a pattern? I just love the whole outfit, and the gloves and hat are a perfectly ladylike finishing touch.
    Bravooo!

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  6. Gorgeous suit! Your sewing skills make me so jealous. I hope to one day be able to sew as good as you. And gorgeous photos!

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  7. Your sewing peak is very impressive, I understand where you're coming from with those darts and I guess it just comes down to personal taste and comfort. I loved that you rewatched Mad Men to study Joans darts (so to speak) When you make the perfect fitting skirt you will make at least ten in every colour. You do so amazingly well to fit all this in within your working week. Kudos to your hubby and his photography skills.

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  8. Your suit is lovely. Wonderful job on this project!

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  9. Crikey! Making a three piece suit AT ALL is impressive, never mind in less than a week! You look amazing in it and your photoshoot is so fun!

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  10. Now this is sensible racewear. I can't stand seeing the young fillies freezing because they don't have a matching jacket and refuse to wear stocking or even closed in shoes. Your hat is adorable.

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  11. I get the "frump and bunch" thing - high waisted = total frump on me.

    I reckon it's in the darts ..

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  12. I love it! I reckon you could also wear it as separates. The skirt does fit well but if you don't feel right in it then that is the main thing.

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