From the pattern website: "Chic suit for festive occasions. A: Jacket with lapel collar and flap pockets. B: classic vest with back tab. C: Pleated trousers with hip pockets and creases." Pattern Sizing:
Boys sizes 3-9 Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
I only made the jacket, but it looked very much like the pattern when I was done. Were the instructions easy to follow?
I purposely used just the included instructions since I so often read complaints about Burda instructions. The instructions are sparse, and sometimes awkwardly-worded. Very few steps are illustrated. That being said, there are enough instructions there to make the jacket without requiring other resources. Not the easiest to follow, but adequate to get the job done. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Boy's suit patterns are hard to find. I love that this is a classic lined jacket with spiffy details. Fabric Used:
Wool suiting. Bemberg rayon lining. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
The only thing I changed was to add shoulder pads. I would highly recommend this as the jacket won't look right without supporting the shoulder structure. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Definitely I will be sewing this again, and again, and again. As hard as it is to find boy suit patterns, it's becoming equally hard to find decently constructed and affordable boys' suits. At least I only have to find the pattern once, since it's multi-sized. Conclusion:
This is a great pattern which corresponds pretty closely with the level of detail found in most ready-to-wear boys suits.