An Audition Suit
I finally have pictures of my suit to show you! I bought the pattern and materials for this project at least two years ago, and finished it back in February. I forget why I wanted to make it at first (other than that it's a really cool suit!) but when I pulled it out again last fall I intended it to be worn for graduate school auditions. And it was worn to the one audition I did! But it took me two years to get up the nerve to start sewing, and over three months to get photos once it was finished. Yikes.
This is a Vogue pattern, a two-piece suit. I made it in a heavy cotton (twill, I think), lined, with bound buttonholes and a huge stand-up collar, which can also be worn folded down. Unfortunately the collar doesn't show terribly well in any of these photos, but I think you get an idea. The bodice is very fitted and sculptured; it was tricky to put together but fits wonderfully! My only really problem with the suit is that the fabric attracts *everything* -- hair, lint, dust, random fuzzies. I have to keep a lint roller with me constantly. But that is hardly a drawback with the pattern, and really it's a very minor problem.
My roommate and I held an extensive photo shoot this evening, as we both had several projects we wanted to document. I'll have more photos and dresses up soon! Unfortunately we did not get a lot of shots of this suit and most of the good ones were not full-length. I'd like to get more at some point, but perhaps on a day when the high is not hovering near 100 degrees (!!!!) I've included the last photo because it's the only one that really gives a good idea of the shape of the suit, particularly the peplum; please excuse my odd expression and waving arms. I think I was fixing my hair!
So there you are; my audition suit. I've worn it many times already and I think this will be a staple in my wardrobe for years to come!