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« on: March 27, 2008 10:46:30 AM »

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! Cheesy 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!  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2008 10:47:31 AM »

wow thats amazing! i love it!
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« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2008 10:51:35 AM »

that looks outstanding even with the collar Smiley i love it
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2008 11:04:07 AM »

That is amazing!!  What a great job you did and the collar looks just fine.  I especially love the fur accent.  Hope you have a great birthday!  Grin
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2008 12:43:15 PM »

you did such a nice job...you'll look so classy on your birthday!
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2008 01:41:11 PM »

Ok, I had to mop up my drool so I could respond.  That is gorgeous and I am so jealous.  I'm about to raid my stash now to find something comparable.  And the fur bit, looks like really soft faux rabbit. 

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2008 05:07:02 PM »

Thank you all for the nice comments! Smiley
I think I might just wear my hair down since it covers the collar decently, and I can't think of a way to fix it.

Thrift stores are definitely the way to go when you need fabrics like wool.  Grin
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008 11:41:20 PM »

This is fabulous!   And it suits you really well.   Is the fur bit separate so you can mix and match with other accessories?  I can totally picture this with a red belt of some kind.   

Anyway - love it!

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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2008 04:17:56 PM »

Is the fur bit separate so you can mix and match with other accessories?

It's actually not.. I hand-basted it on so I could remove it at any time to maybe use in another project.
I should probably add some snaps to it to make it easily removable, though! Thanks for the idea  Grin
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