I've been working on this suit for what seems like months but I have to take full blame for that. The construction wasn't too challenging, save for the welt pockets which resulted in brief quizzical looks. Without further ado, here she is:
Pattern review takeaways:
1) I'm pleased with the construction and the 100% silk fashion fabric and lining feel luxurious
3) The color and the texture of the nubby raw silk material give it a granny-chic vibe about which I'm not entirely thrilled. This, combined with the high-waisted, skinny banded skirt cause me to question my commitment to this outfit. However, check out those pockets!
So, I think this was a great practice suit and gives me hope for the other patterns currently collecting dust on my shelf. I can see myself letting go of the skirt after 1 or 2 spins around the block. The jacket could be paired with some white dress pants to minimize the conservative mother-of-the-bride look I get from it now. I don't know - is all hope lost?