Starlet jacket with pencil skirt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I had never done any of the techniques; first princess seams, collar, buttonholes, lining, etc. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch all the videos first. Then jump in and have fun. Do the hand sewing at night watching tv.

What you will need

  • Pink woolen fabric
  • horsehair fusible interfacing
  • fuchsia lining.

Q&A with erin_b

Milenushka asked:
CHANEL! :) bravo!
erin_b answered:
Bluesyjay asked:
great suit! love the fabric and colour...will be one of my next classes...
erin_b answered:
Thank you~ enjoy the class; it's fun.
Toasty asked:
So cute! I love your buttons. I'm also impressed that you churned this out as a novice sewer. I remember doing bound button holes on my third ever dress and I needed a fair amount of hand holding through that experience. Bravo.
erin_b answered:
Thank you. My buttonholes don't look so good. I redid them too many times! My hand sewing were zilch. But thank you so much for the compliment.
Muria asked:
Is this class still available? I was thinking of taking it as my first class, but I couldn't find it, so I got the Couture class instead, but it made me wonder: if they stop carrying a class, can the people who bought it still access it?
erin_b answered:
Muria, not sure why it's not available, maybe Gertie too busy to answer questions but I just looked and I still have access to it.
Scheri Manson asked:
Beautiful. Are you signed up for the Gertie;s Sew-A-Long? Here is the link to info. http://www.flickr.com/groups/2124569@N22/ I wanted to invite you to join a cool group on Flickr! It's called Gertie's Butterick 5824 Sew-Along!, and it's a big bunch of fun!
erin_b answered:
thanks Scheri. yep, signed up and on my 2nd muslin trying to get rid of some of the excess fabric in back; I believe you are trying to help me! I'm graceamen.