I took out about 15cm (6″) from the back – I made a massive dart that was trimmed down – so that the jacket would sit closer to the body than the original and shortened the raglan sleeves to 3/4 length for that retro 60s feel. I also fully lined the jacket, otherwise V1127 is unchanged.
When I made the blouse I also covered a few cheap bangles with the left overs – so I have bangles that match the suit too.
This darling suit has cost me the grand total of:
Total £28 ($44 approx) – NO WASTE – 100% wool and totally unique
What a good girl am I?
Unfortunately, my piousness was short lived. I mapped out where all these items originated or where sent from and just look below……
Fabric was made in Uruguay and shipped to the States, bought by me, so shipped on to N. Ireland.
Lining was bought in Belfast, but best guess is that it was made in China.
Thread is Gutterman, so came from Germany.
Buttons are in Australia and being sent to N. Ireland.
A truly global effort – but think of the transport and fuel costs etc etc etc.
Why is nothing simple?
Thanks for reading. Ruth