Thursday, February 24, 2011

Progress on 1931 EvaDress Suit

I've made some progress on the 1931 EvaDress suit.  I was able to finish the skirt this week and I really, really like how it turned out.


The skirt is made of flannel wool.  It's the first time I've sewn with this material and I really like the weight of it.  It's a bit heavier than some of the wools I've sewn with but gives a nice drape to this length of skirt.


I got the hat from a Monsoon Accessories on sale for £4.  Isn't it very 1920's?

We also took some photos at the Cannongate area of Edinburgh:

Cannongate is the lower part of the Royal Mile heading towards Holyrood Palace.  It was named after the canons of Holyrood Abbey and the Scots word gait meaning "road".  These last photos are taken at the Old Tolbooth building.  The Tolbooth was built in 1591 and it was where the tolls or public dues were collected.  It has a fantastic clock on top of the building:

I'm standing on the steps leading up the building:


Here's a close-up of the skirt.  I wore it to work and it was very comfortable:


I'm also making good progress on the jacket.  I absolutely adore the details on the sleeves and the collar.  Here's the pattern cover again:

And here is how my jacket is looking so far:

I just need to finish the sleeves, some of the facings and the belt!  I won't be able to work on it this weekend but I hope to finish it next week!

21 comments:

  1. Goodness, next week- I’m still waiting for a jacket that was started about 4-5 years ago! You are making me miss wonderful Edinburgh- I loved my holidays up there! Tups x

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  2. That hat couldn't go much more perfectly with your lovely new skirt. The jackets looking fab too!
    Px

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  3. A friend of mine recently moved to Edinburgh - I can't wait to visit her, it looks lovely there.

    Can't wait to see the finished jacket, I love those details on the collar - so many different things you could do with it!

    x

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  4. The skirt looks great, it's a lovely classic style.

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  5. What a fantastic skirt! I love a good wool flannel, it's soft and comforting. You look super classy in it!

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  6. Four pounds for the hat! Sounds awesome to me!

    Once again your photos of your town are just darling! I'd love to visit! I spent all my UK time in Oxford, and never made it up your way! xoxo

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  7. Its going to look amazing!, It's also good to see that you can wear the skirt as a separate, very versatile! I love your shoes!

    (I am also enjoying playing spot the edinburgh in your photos! I actually work just down the wynd behind you when you took the photo looking at the tollbooth!)

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  8. that jacket is sooooooooo amazing!

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  9. Looks like everything is coming together wonderfully!

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  10. Looks stunning so far! I love the fullness of the skirt, too. Beautiful!
    I think I went on that street when I was in Edinburgh. Your photos make me want to go back :)

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  11. Ooh well done on the skirt, it looks great, cant wait to see the suit all finished! :)

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  12. Debi, your skirt looks fab yet cozy and the jacket looks WAY wonderful, even as it is in progress!

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  13. Love the skirt. Can't wait to see the jacket!

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  14. Beautiful! And I love how the jacket is coming along. You are so talented! I'm always in awe of your sewing. :)

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  15. That's it! I'm moving to Edinburgh.

    Cute hat - it goes well with the new skirt.

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  16. The skirt is amazing! Can't wait to see the jacket!!

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  17. the skirt is looking wonderful. Soo excited to see the finished jacket!!

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  18. This suit is going to look great. Love the hat with it, love the collar, can't wait to see it all together!

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  19. That's a gorgeous skirt - and you make and wear the most lovely outfits!

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  20. What a great pattern. Can't wait to see the finished jacket - fur again, you're so brave!
    The skirts looks really good - just the right amount of "swing". And aren't black skirts the most versatile garments ever?

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I read each and every comment--thank you so much!

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