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.
I made just the jacket and trousers, not the vest. Pattern Sizing:
Boys sizes 3-9, all included in one envelope Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes. Were the instructions easy to follow?
I wouldn't recommend the instructions for a beginner, but with a little experience and/or another reference work to explain unfamiliar terms in more detail, most seamstresses should be able to muddle through. The instructions seem to be overall complete and in logical order, but they are Burda instructions, so not every step has a line-drawing and some of the phrasing doesn't flow in the most easy-to-read manner. What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I love that this pattern has such a classic look and a slim cut that fits my boys quite well. The lack of belt-loops on the trousers is annoying, but not impossible to overcome (just have to cut them later and add them in without instructions if wanted) Fabric Used:
Wool suiting for the outer and bemberg rayon for the lining. Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I added belt loops for my older son. I added rayon lining as underlining for the trousers. Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I'll probably sew it again. It's a classic look, and I still have two sizes to go before my older boy outgrows the pattern. I highly recommend it as a basic suit pattern for boys under age 10 or so. Conclusion:
So proud to take my boys out when they're all dressed up in their red suits and happy that they don't seem to mind matching each other.