Monday, June 15, 2015

Sewing Friends are the Greatest!

Not too long ago, I pinned this image of a lovely vintage suit pattern (aren't Advance Import Designs awesome!?!).  Soon after, Peter mentioned that he happened to have a copy of the pattern, and would I like to borrow it?

Why yes, I certainly would!!

So not only is the pattern here via New York City, so is my fabric.  Last summer I picked up this textured cotton at Paron Fabrics during Male Pattern Boldness Day with no real idea of what I would do with it.  Who could have known that it was destined to be this 1960s suit - all thanks to Mr. Male Pattern Boldness himself!

This is going to be my next big project.  I am ready to jump into something involved, and this is it.  "Mushroom collar" here I come!


  1. Overheard murmur #1:

    "She'll be sprouting up all over town in this one!"

    "Mmmm hmmmm. All lingering glances and strategic powder puffing."

    "You don't suppose she's going to sew it and catch the next direct TWA has to NYC?"

    "I'm guessing she's more of a Braniff girl, hoping for a lay-over in Amarillo, for a smart cocktail at the Hayloft Lounge in the concourse."

    "Then again, this suit screams 'local street enforcer'."

    "Yep, women wilt, and men melt."

    "That's the Laura Mae way."

    "2015, and nothing has changed."

    "THAT Laura Mae!"

    "Yes, THAT one!"

    1. This collar is so intriguing. The description says the collar "can also be worn open to look like cape collar." Do they show an illustration of that? I will be watching this project with particular interest!

  2. You will truly do this pattern justice!!

  3. This is exciting! Looking forward to seeing this pattern and that fabric evolve into a beautiful ensemble.

  4. Pattern and fabric look made for each other, fabulous!

  5. Can't wait to see this come together!

  6. I look forward to seeing your finished creation. That collar looks so dramatic.

  7. Oh wow...that is incredible! Love the fabric, and can't wait to see it all done up.