My daughter snagged an adorable Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche suit the other day at a consignment shop, and I thought I’d share a number of its charming details with you. And while it’s ready-to-wear, it’s full of first-rate sewing.
Let’s begin with the jacket.
The fabric is a firm cotton twill – strong enough to keep its shape with only a partial lining.
One of my favorite touches is the hidden tab under the sleeve placket.
And there’s some interesting decorative stitching on the side fronts and along the inner lower edge.
There’s beautiful hand stitching along the collar band.
And I love the way the under collar has been oriented so that its edge is just visible; it appears to form a narrow piped edge.
The skirt has its own share of lovely workmanship, too.
The pockets have been stitched on by hand…
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