DIY Linen suit

 

If you’ve been following my Instastories lately, you know my life now revolves around this mustard color.  It’s truly my new black.  So as I searched Moodfabrics.com for a linen fabric and came across this medium weight mustard linen, it was truly a no-brainer.   But buying linen online can be pretty tricky because, despite the description, no linen is created equal.  With my fingers crossed I opened my shipment and was over the moon excited.  This linen is perfect! it’s soft with a bit of structure making it perfect for jackets and pants as well as skirts that require movement.  The fact that it comes in 21 shades is simply a bonus.

The lining used was this mustard lining

 

This jacket was made using McCalls M5938 with the following pattern alterations:

-Squared the hem and the pockets

-Removed the two flank seams from the back of the pattern and added darts  (personal preference)

-Removed the slit from the back of the pattern (personal fit preference)

-Added 1″ to the width of the lapel

-Didn’t attach the collar to the lapel to create a stand-up collar

-Removed the button from the sleeve

-Removed the button from the front

This skirt was made using  McCalls M6024 dress pattern with the following alterations:

-Used the skirt only pattern pieces

-Removed 3″ from the length

-Added 4″ to the length of both hem ruffles

-Added a 1.5″ waistband

-Added the two wrap ties originally for the dress to the skirt waist band

FYI don’t adjust the length of the ruffles due to shortening the skirt, keeping the length gives you a more exaggerated ruffle.

-Attach the ruffle by pleating it to the skirt

 

Chandlers dress was made using vintage Simplicity 8597 with the following pattern alterations:

-Added the skirt to the bodice by pleating

-Added the ruffle to the skirt by gathering

 

Jacket-DIY

Skirt-DIY

Heels-Gucci

Bag-DIY

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6 Comments

  1. Ruth
    June 20, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    I love the mother daughter look! And I love linen! And I love yellow!

    • Nikki
      June 23, 2017 / 4:01 am

      Thank you so much

  2. July 6, 2017 / 11:05 pm

    Hey doll you made a blue set with this skirt last year. I made it too but a different top. I got soooo many compliments on that set! Thanks for inspiring!

    • Nikki
      July 27, 2017 / 4:43 am

      Thank you Donna

  3. July 31, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    You’re both so stunning. The bags are DIY also?! Oh my gosh, tutorials coming soon? LOL

    • Nikki
      August 19, 2017 / 2:58 am

      Thank you so much…..yes a diy is coming.

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