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Houndstooth Suit

December 12, 2022
 
This suit uses black and creme/black houndstooth wool suiting fabric to create a modern, fitted silhouette. The slight flares at the hem of the sleeves and pants combined with the color/pattern blocking panels and slightly exaggerated collar give a nod to the 70s.


 
Client and Concept
My target client is a middle-aged businesswoman. This 2 piece suit is perfect for any business formal event or can even be worn separately for a business casual event. The silhouette of the jacket and pants is form-fitting at the shoulders, waist, hips, and thighs to complement, rather than hide, any curvy features. The pants, slightly flare out below the knee to create that bootcut look and add a little bit of trendy youthfulness to the classic tapered suit look. To keep warm on cold winter days and walking outside between meetings, the suit is made out of a thick wool fabric. The contrasting cream and black houndstooth against the solid black fabric adds a chic, eye-catching element to the look.

Mood Board

Sketch Work
 

Paper Patterns



Cut Instructions
  1. Sleeve: cut 2 fashion fabric, cut 2 lining

  2. Jacket front bodice: cut 4 fashion fabric, cut 2 interfacing

  3. Jacket side panel: cut 2 fashion fabric, cut 2 lining

  4. Jacket back bodice: cut 1 fashion fabric, cut 1 lining

  5. Jacket back yoke: cut 1 fashion fabric, cut 1 lining

  6. Back center panel pant: cut 2 fashion fabric

  7. Back side panel pant: cut 2 fashion fabric

  8. Front side panel pant: cut 2 fashion fabric

  9. Front center panel pant: cut 2 fashion fabric

  10. Waistband: cut 1 fashion fabric, cut 1 interfacing

  11. Fly shield: cut 1 fashion fabric, cut 1 interfacing

  12. Fly facing: cut 1 fashion fabric, cut 1 interfacing

  13. Jacket back side panel: cut 2 fashion fabric, cut 2 lining

 
Zipper Fly Lining


















 
Costing Exercise
 

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