DIY Bright Red Suit

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There was a time in my life when my daily uniform was a suit, normally black or blue but  never would a bright red suit had been appropriate.  Now I can throw appropriate out the window and simply go with how I feel and at this point in my life a bright red suit is beyond appropriate.

The trousers were made with Burdastyle B6981 which is a slimmer fit that I wanted to fit bit looser, so I cut a larger size and adjusted the waist.

The blazer was made using McCalls M5938

No alterations were made to the patterns.                    

Both were made with this Italian poly blend from moodfabrics.com and lined with a black charmeuse.

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Top-Stella McCartney
Heels-Brian Atwood
Clutch-Fendi

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11 Comments

  1. February 24, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Love love love it! I'm hoping to make a suit to soon! Very inspiring

  2. February 24, 2014 / 6:31 pm

    That is very appropiate suit. Love the color and accessories.

  3. February 24, 2014 / 6:35 pm

    Great suit Nikki. Great pieces to wear separate too!

  4. March 3, 2014 / 2:07 pm

    Red is beautiful on you! Great job.

  5. March 4, 2014 / 12:16 am

    This is gorgeous! I have a suit like this on my DIY bucketlist, thanks for the extra inspiration, this really goes to show why I love to DIY; you could have fooled anyone by saying that this was a Stella McCartney suit LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ I just discovered your blog, what I wonder most is do you spend all your time sewing?? x- A

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