Susan's back and looking sensational!
I met Susan downtown yesterday for a quick repast and lightning-fast modeling session of the skirt and blouse I designed for her. Susan's blouse is made from a vivid cotton poplin Liberty of London floral print.
Her pencil skirt is a bottom-weight soft cotton woven. The color is a pale raspberry. It coordinates with the floral beautifully.
The fitted blouse buttons in front and has a simple mandarin collar and short sleeves. It flares slightly below the waist. The skirt has four darts and a kick pleat in back. Rather than use petersham ribbon, I stayed the waistline with a strip of the same Liberty print from her blouse.
I trimmed the inside hem with lace and hand stitched it in place.
Here's more of the the outfit on Susan on a rather windy Wednesday. I love these colors and patterns on her. They're summery but sophisticated. The lines are simple and unfussy.
I'm delighted by the way she looks in this outfit. It flatters her figure and captures her sunny personality.
Thank you, Susan, for the opportunity to sew for you!
I'm a native New Yorker and sewing fanatic! I started sewing in 2009 and today make all my own clothes using vintage sewing machines and vintage patterns, in addition to sewing for private clients. Welcome to the warm and whimsical world of Male Pattern Boldness, where the conversation is sewing, style, fashion, fabric, and more!