Wednesday, 30 July 2008

The Suit is Finished!

Drum roll please....

The PR pattern competition suit is finished. Sadly my photographer is working tonight so I am unable to provide pictures with a model (ie. me), you'll have to put up with yet more dummy shots. I have a work function tomorrow evening so this is my last chance to post before the deadline. The usual disclaimers apply - try and visualise the dummy as half a size bigger and you'll imagine how the suit looks on me. Without further ado.

The front view:

Back view:Side view:

A close up of the back:

And finally a close up of the collar and front band:

I wish I could say I was 100% happy with the finished project, but maybe I'm just a perfectionist. Still, isn't what keeps us striving to improve?

I think the skirt is fab; it fits well, looks sharp and is comfortable to boot.

The jacket is pretty good; I think the collar looks a little small. Also, I guess it's particularly hard to get a nice fit around the armholes in this kind of style, but I wish I could have got it completely smooth. On the other hand, the wrinkling is minimal and it is very comfortable.

The fabric sewed and pressed like a dream and, overall I have to say I am very happy. Just not ecstatic. Hmm, I probably should sell this project a bit more, since it's a competition entry, but I feel honesty is important. Please don't think I'm being negative, my self criticism is all constructive!

Anyway, here it is. I hope you like it. And if you do, send me a message to let me know.

Bye for now.


Mom2fur said...

I think it's beautiful!

Tany said...

That's a very nice suit! And this is the beauty about sewing: the more you sew, the better you get at it! Practice leads to perfection!