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!