The Deanna Suit
Fabric | Sateen
Pattern | Simplicity 2315 for the pants and McCall’s 4928
Year | Contemporary
Notions | 3 Buttons and 1 zip
Time to complete | Friday night for the jacket and Saturday morning for the pants
First worn | For these photos
Wear again? Sure I love it.
Total price | $14 a metre
It’s the art challenge, last year I made a Jackson Pollock Playsuit so this year I thought i’d choose, in general, the art of print with cross stitch as a cross reference because of the fabric I’ve chosen. I’ll name this one after a Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song- Deanna, I think that suits. Why the art of print and not an actual artist? well; I’m totally in love with this whole— lets call it, printspiration thing that’s going on at the moment; head to toe printed suits, *sings* Love them. I love it more when they’re worn all together.
When I spied this cross stitch fabric in Spotlight it just screamed SUIT! and after seeing the above Lisa Ho printed suit I fell in love with the idea of making my own and what’s even better is that they’re separates so I can get so much more out of this outfit then say, a dress, but I’m just pointing out the obvious. Last year I made a great pair of royal blue pants from the same pattern I know they will make an excellent companion, and green! oh wouldnt apple green casual pants look smashing with this jacket? I thrifted a couple of metres the other week, I’m excited, maybe for next weeks St Patricks Day challenge.
I thought i’d take this baby out for a test run so we headed into town to take my little Obi-Wan Kenobi to the art gallery to see the Star Wars exhibition then we stopped off to take some pictures for you guys just behind the Melbourne Art Museum. By the time we got here my pants had stretched a little from sitting down in the car so I might take them in a little more for a better fit. The jacket fits just like The Otherside of the Game Jacket because it’s the same pattern, my favourite go-to for jackets.
I lined this jacket in the most perfect apple green lining, the best lining in a jacket I’ve accomplished thus far. I’m teaching my daughter how to sew and so far she has made the same dress three times, I think it’s important for her to understand the pattern pieces and what goes where, her third attempt was perfect, (very proud mum…) so the more I make this jacket the better they’re getting.
Did I tell you I went to see Erykah Badu play? I teared up, I couldn’t help it. Anyway after each song she finished with this stance, I’ve been entering and exiting rooms in the same manner ever since. LOL.
Just holding up the wall.
Fabulous print don’t you think? For some Rock’n'Roll embroidery inspiration you can’t look past Jenny Hart and if I can ever pull myself away from my Janome I’d sit and cross stitch my way through Julie Jacksons-Subversive Cross Stitch book. But for now I’ll stick to the sewing.