SOLD Thanks! I had to take another couple of weeks off from sewing. I started playing euchre at the local senior center a few weeks ago, and two weeks before Thanksgiving, a superspreader was there and my days of outrunning the 'rona were over. Thank goodness I had the vaccine in October. I never had any breathing problems but I still got pretty sick--yes, it was worse than the flu--so, being an immune-compromised person, I hate to think how bad it could have been without the vaccination. I got pretty dehydrated so Mid Michigan Revive and Restore came to my rescue again.
So I've always loved this piece of striped silk dupioni I've had in my stash for a while, and I had a small scrap of the contrasting tissue silk taffeta. So a suit was the obvious choice. This one has princess seams and I used the stripes in different directions to give it more interest. Of course, I didn't have any buttons to match so I spent an hour making and attaching tiny covered buttons. I use little jump rings for the buttons and gather little circles of fabric around them. It's fiddly and I find it a lot easier to do if you can set the jump ring on the fabric with a tiny dot of tacky glue. But I couldn't do that with this thin fabric without the glue showing through so a few jump rings ended up flying around the room when I couldn't keep hold of them. The suit jacket and skirt close with snaps. The suit is fully lined in gray silk/cotton. I finished the outfit with a little pillbox hat adorned with a bias band and a bow. The suit and hat are available for $160 plus $6 shipping in the US. Email me email@example.com if interested.