Friday, December 9, 2016

Fall Wardrobe Essentials: Apple Green Suit, New Look 6481 and 6080

I only own one suit.  I have had it for a very long time.  It is black of course and I haven't worn it in about 10 years. It was basically my funeral suit sad to say.  I have retired it to the back of the closet but not ready to be rid of it as of yet.  

So I need to add some color to my life.  What fall wardrobe doesn't have a cute suit?  Yes, mine and I wanted to rectify that and bring some more color to my life.  I am a Ponte Roma crack addict and I bought 5 yards of this luscious Ponte Roma Knit from  Fine Fabrics in Atlanta last February.  I loved how smooth it was, my crappy camera does not do the color justice.  It is actually a really off apple green color, but again, me and my crappy Iphone camera.



I used New Look 6481 for the Jacket.  After seeing Sew Craft Chemists version of the Jacket and how cute it looked on her, I decided to use this pattern for the jacket.  I liked that it was no fuss and I didn't have to button.  The design aesthetic was perfect and exactly what I was looking for.  For the pants I used New Look 6080 which is a TNT for me.  If I need a quick pair of zip side pants I opt for this pattern as I know exactly how it is going to fit.  It sits on my hips exactly where I need it too and the crotch is perfect.  I also love how the pant leg just falls.  


 






Happy Sewing!










9 comments :

  1. Nice suit.. the jacket looks really amazing.

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  2. This is going to be amazing Melanie!

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    1. Thanks Faye, you are always an awesome cheerleader for me.

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  3. First, let me say....I can't believe someone who creates lovely clothing as you do doesn't have more than one suit in her closet!!!! Wow!! I understand somewhat because we both live in Florida and suits could be a little warm. So I 'm really happy to see you adding them now. They'll make great separates in your wardrobe too! This beautiful suit is awesome, love the color (as described by you). I can't wait to see you post a picture of you in it on FB (or did you already and I missed it, LOL!). I'll have to go check! Beautiful work Ms. Melanie!

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    1. Thanks Myra, I am trying to do better. I appreciate you friend, and I love to your makes. Your awesome.

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  4. Your suit turned out so beautiful. I also have that jacket pattern but still haven't made it yet.

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    1. It is really fun, and you will love it. Thank you.

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  5. Hey comeback I miss seeing your makes. Janie

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