I bought this lightweight linen last summer, I couldn’t resist the freshness of the blue and white, so much prettier than a normal Prince of Wales check, now I’ve finally got round to making it up.
Ideally this fabric would be for a dress or blouse but I liked the idea of an unstructured summer suit. I’ve used The Blazer pattern along with The Wide-legged Trouser with a few alterations to account for the lightness of the fabric.
For the jacket I’ve shortened the body by 10cm and raised the lower pockets by 2cm. The only tricky part of this is redrawing the curve on the front and front facing - it is simplest to trace off the lower section of both and place 10cm higher, folding the bottom of the original pattern pieces out of the way.
For the trousers I really didn’t want the weight of a zip or pockets so I made up the trousers in the same way as these palazzo pants. I increased the leg length by 6cm to allow for an extra deep hem to give the trousers some weight so that they hang well.
I love the finished suit which I wear with a simple white vest, some pretty porcelain beads and white sneakers.
The fabric is from Ditto