Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Can I Make a Suit in 4-1/2 Days?

Remember this pic from back in June?


Well, I think the time has come for the taupe fabric and a jacket from this Simplicity
2452 pattern. Because …

… I have a message on my voicemail this morning from my headhunter who told me I passed the conflicts and background checks for that job. I haven't been able to reach her yet, but I'm pretty sure this means I got the job (hoping I didn't just jinx myself!). If I did, I think I would start on Monday. And if so, my work wardrobe needs some SERIOUS help, and FAST!

If I can make — and most importantly, FIT — a jacket and skirt from this fabric before Monday, I will have added at least 3 more outfits to my choices.



Except, I'm undecided about WHICH jacket to make. I bought the pattern for View B/C. But, I'm now thinking with the gathers in front, that's not going to look so great unbuttoned since I will fit this to be tight right now, which means wearing it open. So, I'm contemplating two choices: One, make View A (the other jacket) or make View B/C with long sleeves and omit the gathers in front. While I *lurve* the gathered front, I think I'm leaning toward the other jacket for now.

I'll worry about a skirt pattern soon enough.

26 comments:

  1. Oh what a lovely jacket. I think the scalloped hem would actually work better open.

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  2. I so so so SO whish for you that that job is landed.

    I've been eyeing that pattern for a few days now - it'll be interesting to see what you'll get out of it (I'll bet you'll get something good out of it! You're so talented!)

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  3. You can do it!!! So excited for you!

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  4. I'd make it without the gathers. Pointing as they do, the gathers will accent the tummy, which only works on someone like my 110 pound daughter. I think this will be a beautiful suit! Fingers crossed for you.

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  5. I like both jackets, but I can see your issue with the gathered front. The view A jacket has a placket/band that runs vertically down the front. I think that will give a slimming effect as opposed to the gathered front that could be tight and pull.

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  6. I like view B with the gathers.

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  7. First you definitely can make a suit in 4.5 days! Second make jacket A. Don't dither, don't overthink...just do it! Or you'll be nekkid at work next week and I don't think that's the way to start a new job...y'know what I mean! *smile*

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  8. Congratulations :-). We knew it was going to be soon.
    If Palmer and Pletsch can make a suit in 8h, surely you can swing 4 days, so don't worry. Are you certain that fabric is lightweight enough for gathers? Why don't you gather an edge and hold it up to yourself?
    If they slip back and want you a week later, that'd also be a good thing.. Don't pressure them too hard.

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  9. I LOVE this jacket pattern. I'll have to keep an eye out for it when patterns are on sale. I am partial to A.

    If it's the collar that you like, could you put the round collar on view A? Looking at the line drawing, it looks like it could be tricky--it doesn't look like view B has the front band. From where I sit (in the gallery, eating popcorn) it looks like it would be doable.

    Fingers crossed for your job!

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  10. Well I think either choice on the jacket is great. I like them all!

    I hope for you that you did indeed get the job! Will keep my fingers and toes crossed for ya!

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  11. Wishing you luck---and you can make up the suit before Monday because you are amazing!

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  12. When your post popped up with that title, I KNEW the job was going to come through!

    Ok, you don't have time to dither. View A is simpler. Go with View A for now. View B/C is best done in lightweight with short sleeves anyway, since it has to be kept closed and you live in a hot climate.

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  13. Awesome news! I'm happy for you. You can definitely do a suit in 4 1/2 days, in fact, you are probably halfway there already. I am thinking view A - a bit more sophisticated, nice lines, great collar. It will look very professional on you.

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  14. I seriously love view A. That has lots of potential to be very flattering. You can definitely do this in 4 days!! Have you forgotten who you ARE? :)

    (I may have to buy this pattern.)

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  15. I love the houndstooth view. That bias band and neckline are great. I so hope you have had your last interview and will begin life as an employee real soon. Good luck!

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  16. If anyone can make a suit on short order, it's you. All great choices - I do like view A in particular.

    My fingers are crossed for you!

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  17. Debbie, Definitely view A. That is a professional "I am to be taken seriously" jacket, without being stuffy about it. We will be waiting to see the finished product.

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  18. Of course you can - you are Super Debbie :) View A seems to say "Take me seriously" and would be a more professional choice, I think.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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  19. Oh wow... that sounds like a job!!! Congrats! And yes... I happen to believe you can do a suit in 4 1/2 days.

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  20. Well if anyone can make a suit in 4.5 days, you can. I have that pattern, love both jackets but have never made them. The plaid fabric would be good for the bias band shown on one of the views. Hope you got the job. I always enjoy seeing your work related sewing projects.

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  21. Debbie, I love view A. I have a suggestion - could you use a similar Simplicity with the different cup sizes to make something with less futzing? The Simplicity D cup size fits me out of the box fine even though I wear a 36 DDD.

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  22. I think Jacket A looks more professional and polished, less girly. Go for it!

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  23. First off congrats, how exciting. Secondly, view A. Good luck, let the sewing begin.

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  24. Fingers crossed! - for the job and the suit. Good luck

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  25. Love both views, but I can see where A would probably be the better choice this time around. Fingers crossed !

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