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Summer Sewing Challenge - Express Yourself in Linen

Safari-style suit

Aug 08, 2009
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safari-style suit

Classic safari-style suit with an updated twist-metallic pinstripes: fabric of 96% linen 2% lycra 2% mylar.  Modifications to pattern: added center back vent and tailored short sleeve with roll cuff and button tab detail that repeats the front and back button tab belt loops.  Each section of fashion fabric was backed with light weight fusible weft interfacing to give body to the finished garment.  The roll line was constructed using fusible tape (technique from Threads #142 “Tape to Shape”)  Using fusible tape and interfacing is a dramatic departure from my usual tailoring techniques, which are far more time and labor intensive. 

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  1. User avater MackTucker May 20th

    I'm impressed

  2. User avater WinstonParks May 20th

    Awesome keep it up .. great work

  3. User avater hogaboom August 18th

    OK, that last picture with the flawless collar / lapel? I am wishing I had your magic skills.

    Very nicely done - a classic, that is built to last and wear well!

  4. User avater trishapat August 18th

    I appreciate you telling us about the construction details such as the fusible interfacing and tape. The roll line on the lapel looks great.

  5. User avater rabaile August 11th

    A true classic that you can enjoy for years to come. It's especially nice with the luggage-colored belt.

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