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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Suiting up for Spring

Sorry to have been neglectful of the blog, but I have had some sewing fun going on here!

While I do need to get started on my daughter's spring wardrobe, I decided to spend a little time and attention on my wardrobe - particularly career-wear. As a teacher, I don't always have to dress that nice, but I like to. I think kids should see what a professional looks like.

I made the jacket from Butterick 5712 and the dress from Vogue 1303.

The jacket pattern does not call for a lining, but I felt the fabric needed one. I definitely like it better with a lining and this was not hard to do.

Next up is a brand new Butterick - B5890. This is an easy-to-sew blouse shaped with tucks to create the peplum effect. It has a back zipper. I'd like to try the pattern again in a knit (and I could omit the back zipper).

I will probably wear the blouse with the suit I am working on - B5619. I have the jacket complete and the skirt ready to sew. The fabric is a tri-acetate suiting, a manmade fabric with a very nice hand and drape. It looks and feels expensive, but I got it for $6 a yard. (Score!)

The coordinating skirt (same pattern) is a basic yoked A-line. I hope to have it done in the next day or two.

I am not sure what project will be next, but I will likely switch gears and work on some more casual projects for me and an Easter dress for Gracie.


  1. How fun to sew for you..Love your jacket..such a pretty color..And goes well with the beautiful dress. Happy sewing.

  2. Your wardrobe must be brimming over with these lovely additions - and as a fellow teacher I am glad I am not the only one who tries to dress smartly at school! Not jeans and tshirt for us ...J