Last time I posted I was wondering if I should tackle my sewing UFOs or dig into some new projects. (Well, except for the post that had me trapped inside the restroom at work...)
The old won. I've begun work on the few UFOs that I decided were worth finishing.
This is definitely one worth finishing. A skirt suit using McCall's 5597. Looks like it might now be out of print as I wasn't able to locate it on the McCall's Web site.
For some reason I altered the pattern and cut it out but put it aside to sew later. That meant there was a lot left to be done, including cutting and fusing the interfacing as well as choosing a lining.
The straight skirt is a basic P&P yoke skirt. The yoke is narrower and the skirt is slightly longer than the one from 5984. With this being the third skirt sewn in this style I was able to sew it very quickly, adding a full lining. Silk I might add. Nice...
The jacket is more time consuming but it's moving right along.
I'm hopeful to have this completed by the weekend so I can move onto my next project as I'm eager to begin my next sewing project.
I altered the pattern, cut out the fabric, and fused the interfacing so it's ready to go. The project is Vogue 1143, a Guy Laroche suit, using the Sophia stretch black double knit from Fabric.com.