There was once a time in my life when suits were my daily attire. Unfortunately, I didn’t sew then because I would have loved to create my own well fitting suits. When I selected this Marc Jacobs herringbone wool from moodfabrics.com I instantly thought of a suit, but because I don’t wear them much anymore I wanted pieces I could wear separately dress them up or down.
This wool is gorgeous! Medium weight with a nice 1-way stretch. It sews beautifully but definitely requires a very hot iron to get the best results. I lined both the jacket and the pants with a charmeuse I had in my stash which is my go-to lining because of it’s luxe feel and comfort.
The jacket was made using Butterick B4610 with the following alterations:
-Removed the back seam
-Added welt pockets
-Added 1″ to the width of the lapel
The pants were made using the same pattern from My DIY plaid pants with the following alterations:
-Added 6″ to the width of the pants starting after the knee
-Added a 1.5″ band at the hem
The top is a DIY dress seen here worn as a top