I finished the suit about a month ago. Do I like it? yes and no. Mostly no.
For starters the pants were too big. I ended up using Vogue 1204. I’ve used this pattern many times and usually they end up a little snug. Since I’ve lost some weight I figured the fit would be just right. I was wrong. I had to remove part of the waistband in back and cut off all but a sliver of the back yoke. That helped. The front closure came out a little uneven and I don’t think it helped that I used sew in interfacing. I don’t like the pants as much as I had hoped but since I have so little black to wear to work I wear them anyway.
The blazer is a little better but I’m still not happy with it. It wasn’t until I was cleaning up that I realized that I completely forgot to use the interfacing. I put it all together without looking at the instructions so there you go. Going in I knew that the sleeves would be too short so I added length to the pattern. After attaching the sleeves I saw that they were still too short. I ended up using the extra little bit of fabric I had to cut out longer ones. It’s a love/hate here too. It’s missing something. Too plain.
I’ve worn the pieces separately a couple of times and as a suit once. To be honest, I’m ready to donate them. They just don’t excite me or inspire me. When I wear them to work I don’t feel great and I believe our clothing should do that. My job is hard enough as it is I want to walk in to work feeling confident and ready to conquer the world.
I’ll wear the pieces a few more times then move on.