Hey Guys…I know it’s been a while but IM BACCKKKKKK!!!! I took on the challenge of making my husband a 3 piece suit. Yeah I know what you’re saying. WHY? WHY? WHY? Guuurrrrl you crazy…lol
Can you make me a 3pc suit for Chicago? uhhhhhh who me??? This is the conversation my husband and I had a few months before we went to Chicago in February. Now here I am thinking I’ve never made a mens suit…Hell, I don’t do men’s wear..lol But he wanted a suit…so I’m going to be the good wife and make him one. I was scared, nervous, and anxious all at the same time, but I was determined to put all that fear aside and go all in. Good!! Bad!! or Indifferent!!
He chose Vogue 8988 for his suit. This was a very difficult pattern to work with , so if you choose this pattern you must have some seasoned knowledge on sewing. I started with making a muslin of the jacket and as you can see it fit pretty well (minus the wrinkles)..lol I cut the size 40. He wanted a slim fit look so I altered the back seams for a more slimming look.
I hand basted the canvas at the shoulder and under arm. Was this right?? I had no idea but it seemed right at the time..lol The purpose of the canvas is to give the jacket body and structure.
This collar was something serious. I looked on what I call “YouTube University” to learn about collars. I hand basted the collar and got a very nice roll. I was very proud of this work..lol When it was time to attach the collar…Now that’s a different story!!
My husband decided he wanted knit pockets. It was a great touch!
The vest was made using Simplicity 1506. I am so happy with the way the pants and vest turned out. It looks like it was made for him..Right??..lol
This jacket was my kryptonite. I have never sewn a tailored jacket. The collar and lapel were not suppose to look like this but I wanted to show my mistakes and let you know that this is how we learn. I must say he makes this jacket look like the BOMB.COM if I do say so myself!!
I am so happy I took the time to do this 3pc suit for my husband. It really tested my sewing skills and taught me a lot about making a men’s tailored suit. Will I do it again? Yes I would. Why? Because this is how we get better at mastering our craft.
Thank you so much for visiting.