This business suit was made from a 1940’s pattern using cashmere and wool mix fabric.  The feature seams on the jacket and skirt were picked out using silk threads stitched by hand.  The techniques used were ‘speed tailoring’ which is the style generally used in pret a porter clothes from the top fashion houses.  Fusible materials are used to create the structure in the garment which would otherwise have to be made by hand stitching using traditional tailoring techniques.  The sleeves are a two piece design, which reflects the natural bend of the arms.  Feature buttons in a ‘40’s design and bound button holes were used.   The lining is white with black spots, and this material was also used to make a short sleeve top to wear with the suit, as well as a long sleeve blouse for colder days.

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