Suit with checkered fabric
I made this suit for myself. I bought the fabric at Macy’s. Macy’s has a good selection of fabrics. I completed eleven buttonholes in four hours and nine minutes. It took me an hour to sew on eleven buttons. The suit fits perfectly.
Interesting fabric and colours – cashmere, alpaca, wool. Rough linen stiffening must be used with thick fabrics. And the results are satisfying. Fine fabric for the lining does not suit heavy jackets. This jacket is surprisingly light.
Little black suit
Checkered fabrics are more difficult to cut out and sew. Careful attention must be paid to the pattern. It took me nine hours to sew the checkered skirt with lining. The work progresses much more slowly.
I made this suit for myself, I like a classic line. An English style collar, three quarter length sleeves, fastened with one button. Straight skirt. The result was elegant.
This black satin suit, sewn for Inta, is one of my most perfect accomplishments. I made it in 1959. It fits well, looks good. I was pleased to sew my designer’s label into this suit.
Black-and-white suit with a cell pattern
Black-and-white wool, cashmere. I dampened and pressed it several times. One must do this step. Even the best wool fabrics shrink. The result is good. I am satisfied.
Interesting fabric – cashmere, alpaca, wool. Black-and-white with cell pattern. Excellent for autumn.
Little black woollen suit. French fabric. In five hours and 20 minutes I fitted a perfect lining into the jacket. “The little” jacket took a great deal of time. I altered the sleeve twice. The left shoulder was two mm shorter than the right one. A flaw. The final result was passable.