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DIY wide leg pant suit

DIY wide leg pant suit

There was once a time in my life when suits were my daily attire.  Unfortunately, I didn’t sew then because I would have loved to create my own well fitting suits.  When I selected this Marc Jacobs herringbone wool I instantly thought of a suit, but because I don’t wear them much anymore I wanted pieces I could wear separately dress them up or down.


This wool is gorgeous! medium weight with a nice 1-way stretch.  It sews beautifully but definitely requires a very hot iron to get the best results.  I lined both the jacket and the pants with a charmeuse I had in my stash which is my goto lining because of it’s luxe feel and comfort.

The jacket was made using Butterick B4610 with the following alterations:

-Removed the back seam

-Added welt pockets

-Added 1″ to the width of the lapel


The pants were made using the same pattern from My DIY plaid pants with the following alterations:

-Added 6″ to the width of the pants starting after the knee

-Added a 1.5″ band at the hem

The top is a DIY dress seen here worn as a top

  • Suit-DIY
  • Top-DIY
  • Heels-Tabitha Simmons


  1. Detra Tymus
    February 9, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Love it!!!

  2. Tobi
    May 12, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Pant suits are a God send during winter.