I finished my Teal traina linen suit!

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Teal traina linen suit

This suit is crafted from a vintage Vouge pattern by american designer Teal Traina. It’s a belted tailored tunic and bell bottom pants with darts. The jacket and pants are lined, and inside I’ve made a hong kong seam to make it look pretty. It has been a superfun project, and the suit is amazing to wear.

Where did I get the pattern?
The Teal Traina pattern I ordered on Etsy in the correct bust size (38″).

Where did I get the fabric?
On the bottom on pattern envelopes you’ll see fabric suggestions. I still remember when I ordered my first pattern, and I got a very thick wool fabric at a store, when the fabric recommendation stated cotton. The result was a battle with markings, notches and my sewing machine. Follow the fabric recommendations until you are a experienced sewer. This pattern recommended linen, so I got 4 meters at Stoff & Stil – and 4,5 m viscose rayon for the lining. Zipper and buttons I got at Knappebua in Bergen.

How much time did I spend making it?
It took me two months to create this suit.

Summing it all up, I think learning how to do bound buttonholes can be rated as my top achievement in this sewing project.

Remember when I made the guide on how to mark pattern pieces and enlarging the waist in a pants pattern? The pattern pieces I used were the beginning of this suit.

Pics by Martin Tuft Torvund

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