i got the
thankfully, i found this little number from burda style. yay for them for making an actual fully lined blazer and pants with an actual fly sans elastic waistband pattern! whew! for a while i thought i would have to do some major pattern hackery.
|my view during much of my sewing. he has figured out how to|
remove the presser foot and put it back on for me.
while the pattern directions were quite succinct to say the least, all the major construction points were covered. including welted flap pockets on the jacket. the only additions i made were welt pockets on the back of the pant and an upper chest pocket on the jacket. i also added an adjustable elastic to the inside of the waistband, though he barely needed it. he is a little on the small side, but the smallest size on the pattern was just big enough to give him some growing room. when i took the plunge and started cutting the fabric i really didn't know if it would fit him at all, but thankfully it does with no alterations!
the thing you gotta know about a suit pattern is that the jacket has approximately one billion pieces. plus, the seersucker material was fairly thin and needed underlining. plus interfacing in places... sheesh. here is the jacket alone!
i was a little intimidated, not to mention beat just from cutting all those pieces (some two and three times!). i plowed ahead and made the whole thing without incident! let's just admire it, shall we?
|patterned undercollar. because he's stylish that way.|
to say i'm proud of how this turned out would be an understatement. common words could not describe my joy at finishing this and loving the result!
believe you me, he was the best dressed three year old boy in the universe that day.