Akram's Ideas
Vintage inspired suit in green made by combining Tilly and the Buttons Delphine skirt, Butterick 6354 Bolero and Simplicity 1364 blouse.

Vintage Inspired Suit in Green

Way back in May I mentioned that I plan to join the Vintage Suit Sew-Along . I had some ideas for the what I wanted to make, and like with most of my current makes I was leaning towards a 1940’s or 1960’s style suit.

As you know life doesn’t always go according to plan. While I did eventually make a suite it’s not exactly from a vintage pattern, nor was it a suit pattern. Thus, making this more of a vintage inspired suit.

Simplicity 1364 Daisy Mod Version

By now you probably heard that Simplicity 1364 is my new favorite blouse pattern. So, while I was going through my ever growing fabric stash I came across some a yellow silk stretch like fabric with a very 60’s inspired daisy print.

Simplicity 1364 in Daisy Print
I love this colorful version of Simplicity 1364

I didn’t have too much of this fabric so I instantly thought I would make Simplicity 1364. It was perfect.

Delphine Skirt in Green Linen

While I love wearing my Simplicity 1364 blouses with jeans and capris, I wanted to pair this new yellow blouse with a skirt.

During Me Made May, I also found that I was in need of more skirts. I wanted to make something quick and easy.

I decided to go with one of my favorite skirt patterns , the Delphine Skirt from the book Love at First Stitch by Tilly Walnes.

I’m made several versions of this skirt, including a pink denim one, a hack one with patch pocket and floral cotton one.

Akram's Ideas: Delphine skirt in green
I love this green version of the Delphine skirt

This skirt has the best fit, is super easy to make and has a 60’s aline look to it.

I decided I wanted to make a green skirt, since green is my favorite color. Plus, I thought green would pull the colors from the blouse.

In my stash I had a lovely kelly green cotton linen type fabric. It was perfect for this project.

Akram's Ideas: Delphine Skirt belt loops
Love the belt loops and addition of the belt from Simplicity 1354

I made the skirt with belt loops and made a belt from the blouse fabric. It was a great pairing.

Matching Bolero using Butterick 6354

I had a little bit of the green fabric left over and wanted to make myself a matching suit blazer to go with the skirt.

The original plan was to make vintage Simplicity 3582, but after preparing the pattern I discovered I didn’t have enough fabric.

Akram's Ideas : Simplicity 3582
There wasn’t enough fabric for my first pattern choice

I spent a long time debating my options. Then while working on a different project using Butterick 6354 , it dawned on me that I had enough green fabric to make the bolero from this project.

Akram's Ideas : Butterick 6354
Butterick 6354 bolero really made this suit

While I now had a plan, the project was once again put on hold while I packed and moved. Over the past weekend though I managed to find my cut out bolero and finally finish this project.

The Vintage Inspired Suit

While it wasn’t the vintage suit I had wanted to make, some how these individual pieces came together to make a vintage inspired 1960’s green suit.

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Inspired Suit in Green
I love how this suit came out

The bolero and skirt go so well together, and make the perfect summer suit, even if it’s now practically autumn.

While I can wear this suit combo with other blouses, the pairing with my daisy Simplicity 1364 is so good, I just hate to mess with a sure thing.

Akram's Ideas: Vintage Inspired Suit in Green
From the colors to the print everything about this suit is so me

I decided to accessorize the outfit with more of my new bracelets a pair of bracelets and a vintage hat. I just the mix of 40s/60s look of the whole ensemble.

This whole outfit so me, professional, yet whimsical.

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Vintage inspired suit in green made by combining Tilly and the Buttons Delphine skirt, Butterick 6354 Bolero and Simplicity 1364 blouse.


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Akram Taghavi-Burris

designer, writer, educator, tech nerd, crafter, baker, sewer and vintage collector, who Brings Creative & Crazy Ides to Life.

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