Yesterday was the first fitting for the suit....... I am so happy with the results, the jacket fit very well, the hang, the drape of the fabric are perfect! The pants fit well too, I have to lower the rise at the back and that's it!
Then there is my picky eye that is not happy unless EVERYTHING is perfect! Well the pockets did not meet my criteria, they are fine with the two welts but fine is not good enough for this suit. In my eyes the two welt pockets look so ordinary and they always seem to stay open a bit no matter how well they are sewn but Andrew had said these are the pockets he would like seeing they are the traditional suit pockets so I obliged and did the traditional pockets. Well I don't like them at all, they make the suit look ordinary which is a shame for such extraordinary fabric! So it looks like I will be taking my trusty seam ripper and ripping out the finished pockets and welts and replacing them with a one welt pocket that will look amazing! If I remember I will take before and after pix to post them.
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"