A Salute to Navy Uniforms!
The military paid my way through college. Thank God I was in the Navy because out of all the military services and uniforms, I think the Navy’s fit the best! Yes, I took a pattern off my best Navy uniform. I could not find a thing in the Military code of conduct about lifting patterns off one’s uniform, but then again, I don’t think they were expecting me…! I adored the fit, loved the design and I can sew it without issues. I reproduced my Military Navy uniform in an unknown fabric I found at Goodwill. It is a knobby knit type that may have some wool in it. Fabric for the black collar came out of my scrap bag and I don’t recall when or where it came from! I did spend a bit for the fusible glass but I had a blast making the buttons in my kiln! The lining is black and was also found at Goodwill – so I am not sure what that is either but the outfit works wonders for making me and others feel great! You guessed it! I used the treadle machine to sew it! All told, this outfit cost $35.38, the glass being the larger portion of the costs!
Love this suit. Reminds me so much of Coco Chanel and oh how I wish I could sew something like this. I love well tailored suits. Awesome job!!
Thank you ab1908! Coco Chanel's work is stunning! A true legacy to follow. I don't know who designed the Navy uniform, but it would be a fun research!
Morning Jayne, I love the fact that this inspired look came from an orginal Military uniform and I also love the buttons....can't wait till i can see the button catalog.
Makes you want to salute the clever person who designed the pattern, the person who sewed it, and a salute because it looks becoming, classy and smart!
Wonderful outfit; terrific buttons. You really do it all don't you? Cordially, Nehmah
Which stitches did you use on the treadle machine? I'm trying to picture how you made the jacket.