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January 3, 2010

FIRST GARMENT OF 2010...

Well, I finished the skirt for my Chanel suit today! So this completes a goal set in 2009, making a suit from fabric my Mother gifted me. It feels good to have it finished, I kept feel as though it was a UFO even though it wasn't even cut out yet. Too bad I don't even feel like putting it on TODAY, so pictures will follow as soon as I am able to find some boots that fit. I WANT BOOTS, and I'm having the dickens of a time find low heeled ones that fit.


I opted for a centered back zipper because I didn't think I could line up the plaid with an invisible zipper. So that means I'll have to make more skirts to get some invisible zipper practice in. I have exactly 3/4 yard of this fabric left. I saw that Barbara made a Chanelish like purse with a chain out of this type fabric so maybe one day I can get one made up.

34 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful outfit. You did a wonderful job, and again, I love that fabric :)

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  2. Oh that is lovely! Well done. Enjoy wearing your suit and yes I too have been looking for low heeled boots without much joy.

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  3. What a great way to start off the new year - with a fabulous custom-made suit. Great job!

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  4. Beautiful. Truly beautiful. We're all so proud of you, bravo indeed! And we want to see you model the suit for us. Happy New Year!!!!

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  5. Absolutely lovely! Would love to see it on you!

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  6. Congratulations on getting the skirt done! It is a beautiful suit!!!

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  7. Yeah, one garment finsihed for 2010! Your suit is gorgeous. Look forward to your modeling it for us.

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  8. You will be so fashionable in that suit. The thing is--that is one that will never go out of style. Nice sewing!

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  9. Lovely Chanel suit. You should be very proud. I am looking forward to seeing a picture of you modeling it

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  10. Beautiful!

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  11. Beautiful suit. Check out Aerosoles and Nine West for low heeled boots. Looking forward to seeing the purse.

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  12. Very beautiful. You've put that lovely fabric to great use.

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  13. What a beautiful outfit - so chic!

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  14. gorgeous suit Faye!! GREAT job.

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  15. Oh I wouldn't want to be seen with you wearing that suit!!! It's gorgeous and I would look like a ragamuffin next to you!!! I am so impressed

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  16. Oh,yes, the bag will be a great addition to this beautiful outfit!

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  17. Really, really nice suit. You'll be wearing this for years to come. Well done!

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  18. Congratulations on reaching a goal. The suit is lovely and I look forward to seeing you wearing it. This past weekend I cut a dress, skirt and jacket from some black and white silk tweed and I have just enough left to make a bag. I have some black leather left over from another project that I will use to make handles. You're going to enjoy wearing this outfit for many years.

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  19. What a way to start the year! You've set a high bar for yourself. I can't wait to see what else you sew!

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  20. Beautiful ! Looking forward to seeing it modeled.

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  21. Gorgeous suit!! Absolutely love it!

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  22. Beautiful suit.....Happy New year

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  23. Ms. Faye, the suite is outstanding. Way to go, girl! Happy New Year!
    C

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  24. GOOD Job! Say - don't let invisible zippers scare you - this is what I do: Chalk a line across the tapes, then as you put it in - match those marks up once you stitch one side in. Pin the other side to the fabric at that one spot so the chalk marks match up. then - MAKE the rest of it work.
    Another idea - have some good scraps of that wonderful fabric...how about making a casual, yet classy jacket with - I'd use my Esther jacket from in my book: Creative Sweatshirt Jackets...Londa's Way.
    Let me know what you think...and how that hint for invisible zipper application works for you.

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  25. That is so fabulous! Boucle is a bit tricky; I'm an invisible girl myself but the one I put in boucle wasn't perfect. I think interfacing the seamline would help.

    Love that blouse with it, too!

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  26. What a great bang for 2010! Can't wait to see modeled pics.

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  27. Anonymous1/06/2010

    This is an amazing suit, Faye!!! It's beautiful!!!

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  28. Anonymous1/06/2010

    Forgot to sign the post --

    This is an amazing suit, Faye!!! It's beautiful!!!

    Em

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  29. Faye-- I almost missed this post! Love, love the skirt. What an accomplishment. I wish that I had enough fabric to make a skirt. It is an ageless outfit!

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  30. Hiya Faye . . beautiful suit! You did a wonderful job. I got a pattern for a purse that you can change the outside . . I got it at a quilt show here in NY. can't remember the website but if you are interested, I'm sure I can find it. But anyway . . you make the inside, then you make all different outsides to match what you are wearing. I think it was called a "Smart Bag" . .

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  31. Faye, your suit is fabulous. Nice job! Love your work!! It's beautiful!!! Happy New Year!

    I tried looking for B4613 pattern but can not find it.

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  32. What a gorgeous suit! Love, love, love that fabric! Nice job. :)

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