I started refashioning suits about 5 years ago when I couldn't find short-sleeve suits for the summer. It was as if no one wore short sleeve suits anymore, went into store after store and no luck, so I took a proactive stance and went through my closet and selected suits that had lost their place in rotation row. I started off taking them to the cleaners, not feeling confident to shorten the sleeves myself especially with a lining involved. However in the last 3 years I've been shortening them myself and it was painless and I can keep my $10.00 in my pocket..lol
This seersucker suit was purchased about 4 years ago from the Loft. Love the topstitching detail and most importantly the cut of the jacket. It's a 97% cotton - 3% spandex blend and washes well in the machine and then line dry, what I will say is make sure you have a good steamer...lol
To determine length, I put the jacket on & marked where I wanted to cut it. I cut the lining a tad longer than the fashion fabric, on the wrong side ironed a 3/8" fold on the fashion fabric, sandwich steam-a-steam between the fashion fabric &lining and pressed.
So if you have been looking for short sleeve suits... look no further, but in your closet, I am sure you have suits that would love to be minimally refashioned.
New Look 6967 is my new summer time favorite I made it back in May and ummm yeah this top has been in heavy rotation. Sporting it today with washed away linen pants from the Loft. It has the look of denim but the ultimate feel of linen. These pics were take in the morning hanging with my pooch... so one can imagine... the wrinkles that will materialize after sitting for long periods of time.
Until then... Have an Awesome Weekend