1912 Reproduction Suit was made to wear to ragtime events and was worn in November 2014.
The cotton flannel and faux fur topped with a gray wool hat
made it warmer than expected and would be better suited to an outdoor fall/winter event.
These photos were taken in a rose garden and ended up a little overexposed.
This photos is enhanced with an orange cone in the distance.
Unfortunately, the suit came out a little overexposed.
A better view of the hat
Pattern: Butterick B6108 Retro 1912 Misses' Jacket Bib and Skirt
The suit came out okay. I used the wrong fabric and had to alter the jacket a lot. This pattern may
be good for a regular to tall person. Being short, I had to shorten the jacket by 3" which eliminated
the elegant elongated look from the pattern front. The armholes seemed too low. I moved mine up 1" and
moved the shoulder seam in a little. I might have been able to go a size smaller on the top of the jacket,
widening out for the hips. Cotton flannel was a bad choice as it stretches too much and the flannel
and bias made the skirt pleats difficult. A tighter weave fabric would be better. Hang the skirt
before hemming as the bias pieces may stretch making the front of the skirt longer than the back.
Don't cheat and cut the front piece on the grain; the bias is needed for the snug fit at the top of
the skirt while allowing some give. Be careful when matching plaid; when cutting out the front jacket pieces,
the front side pieces are longer than the front center pieces because the sides and back have a hem allowance.