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Just about finished with mom's new suit
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Date: 7/31/12 2:01 PM

It's not perfect, but she really didn't want it any tighter in the waist, because she thought it made her hips look too big. It's a linen with a little stretch we got from Jo-Ann's. The jacket is a Kaliah Ali pattern, and the skirt is my favorite Butterick pattern.

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Date: 7/31/12 5:19 PM

Looks very nice. I really like the neckline, it is very flattering. Good job.

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Subject: Just about finished with moms new suit Date: 7/31/12 6:56 PM

That's very sweet of you. She looks great, good job.

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Subject: Just about finished with moms new suit Date: 7/31/12 7:45 PM

Nice job and what a fantastic color for her!

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Date: 7/31/12 8:36 PM

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but she really didn't want it any tighter in the waist, because she thought it made her hips look too big.
If you roll up the sleeve, about 2" to give it a cuff, it will draw the eye away from her hips. I use this trick on me.

This is a very nice thing for you to do and I know you worked very hard on it. Congrats! And it's such a beautiful color for her!

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Subject: Just about finished with moms new suit Date: 7/31/12 9:48 PM

I did work really hard on it. 6 muslins, if you can believe it! Interesting idea about the cuff--this jacket is unlined, so it'd be problematic, but I'll mention it to her.

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Date: 7/31/12 10:40 PM

That's really lovely of you to do this for your Mum.
I've just finished a collection for my Mum too, so I've just experienced the work that you go through when sewing for a family member.
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Date: 7/31/12 11:27 PM

6 muslins is a lot, but worth it as the outfit looks really nice and the fit is right on.

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Date: 8/1/12 8:54 AM

I love the neckline!!!

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Subject: Just about finished with moms new suit Date: 8/1/12 11:03 AM

Oh, what a good daughter you are. Mom looks great in her custom-made outfit. I like the idea of rolling up the sleeves just a touch--I often do this, too, as it instantly make us look a little younger. :-)

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