Since one of my favourite bands, Miss Derringer, will be playing in LA on my 18th birthday, I decided to make a two-piece suit to wear! I made a red suit for the very first time I saw them live, but I thought it would be best to make another. The jacket came from a 1950's dress jacket pattern, but I added long sleeves with cuffs and removed the buttonholes. I used the same pencil skirt pattern that I drafted a while ago... I've made about four skirts with that one pattern!
The whole thing took me less than a week to finish, and that is with school!
The cost of the suit is about... $15? The fabric was $8.95, and that was for a ton of nice, not-so-itchy and soft black wool. The fur piece cost $3.95... I just had the old buttons in my stash, but I got them for about $1 from where I used to work. I got everything from the thrift store, so I can feel good about the repurposed materials!
The collar is kind of uneven, but I'm still working on that.. my birthday is on April 9th, so I have time!
Hope you like it!