I have recently joined the blogging team at White Tree Fabrics so I ordered a pattern and some sumptuous satin lining. The main fabric I already had, it is some welsh wool from years and years ago, the 1980's I think, which someone gave me. Ta dah!
The colours in the wool are perfect for matching any colour trousers or shirt - grey, navy, brown, white.
The quality of the lining from White Tree really made the back though. I looks so luxurious.
The pattern construction was not for the beginner. It did have little pockets on the front with welts but the fabric was too thick to get the welts to sit flat (and I was a bit rubbish at it if the truth be told!!) so I binned that side and cut out another one. He was happy with a smooth fitting flat front. "What would I have put in a tiny pocket like that anyway?" he quizzed.
I popped in a little label from me to him.
This is the pattern from White Tree Fabrics. You can be a real master and try the one with the collar - it has 13 pieces in it, or just make a plain one like I did.
So I know you will be wondering what does it actually look like.
We went to the wedding in our homemade outfits and lapped up the compliments.
Thanks for looking at my project, I love it when you visit.
Thanks to all at White Tree Fabrics.