I love summer suits and I’m always looking for easy to wear cool fabrics.My fabric is this incredible Italian Canary and Moonstruck Double-Faced Stretch Cotton Twill. This fabric is super soft and has a real comfortable amount of give. It feels like a double knit and it has a really good bottom weight. Really good for a body con dress or fitted pants. I pre-treated the fabric in the washer and dryer. It came out pretty wrinkled. But after a good pressing, it was beautiful.I wanted an easy-to-make summer suit, one that I could wear together or mix the pieces into my wardrobe. I picked Simplicity 8891. The thing about “easy” is that it can possibly mean painfully plain. And that’s how I felt about this pattern. It’s simple, but it has good details. I knew it needed some zhushing up. And this beautiful fabric was the first start.
For the jacket, I cut the size 14 and graded out to the 16 at the hip and added 1 inch to the length. I decided to use the decorative stitches instead of basic topstitching.For the shorts, I cut the size 16 and made a 1.5 inch full butt adjustment. I really like the length that they are straight out of the envelope.This is how I used the decorative stitching on the shorts.I really love this fabric and how soft it is and I can’t wait to mix these pieces throughout my wardrobe.