About six weeks ago I posted pictures of my new suit that I had made, and several readers asked to see it on a real person. Well, I finally have some photos to share!
My first photo doesn’t show much because of the patches of sunlight:
For the next shot I stepped back a bit into the tree to get out of the sunlight, so please excuse my horrified expression as I wonder what creepy crawlies are lying await in the tree. The things you do just to get pretty golden ginko leaves in the shot!
The suit is a bit crumpled after a day’s wear and tear, but not bad for a natural-born-scruff like me 😉
I’m actually not that happy with the fabric, it is a bit too fine and limp, and in retrospect I should have blockfused all the back panels as well as the fronts. The wind whistles through it like gauze and it really is not suitable for winter! Maybe I should have underlined the skirt too – not only would this have reduced the wind chill, it would have concealed the hemming. Despite taking the tiniest possible stitch, the hem still shows.
I repeated the gathering and bow detail of the pockets at the back skirt hem, which is kind of flirty.
I don’t like how the undersleeve wrinkles at the back, but I left it because the extra fabric is needed to bend my elbow and brush my hair! It bugs me and I might try and remove it.
I do like how this suit actually gives me a waist!
And from the side view, it makes be look like I have a bust!
Overall I really like it – it’s a really feminine suit, and both times I have worn it I have had compliments. I think it will be good for autumn and spring with some snappy shoes.
9 thoughts on “~the suit in action~”
Your suit is beautiful, classy yet stylish. I love the bow details.
Love your suit! The little bow details are really nice.
That's a snazzy suit, lady! I'm a little jealous! Sounds like you've got some new insight for v.2.0. Good work!
Great looking suit down to the last detail.
Oh wow, it fits you SO well! Love the back view of the skirt, so flirty and fun. What a flattering cut – curvy yet well tailored. Nice to see it on you!
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful. I love those pockets and the three quarter sleeve especially.
The detailing on the suit is absolutely beautiful. Particularly like the piping and bow on the flip panel of the skirt.
It is a lovely suit – I am also jealous. Very feminine and beautiful details. And it is a good colour for you.
Great fit! Great flattery! Keep that pattern and thanks for sharing.