Sevens suits

Every February the Wellington Sevens occurs. It is a rugby tournament but it is also known as a two day costume party. This year we got tickets with a couple of friends to go. We decided to go low key in costumes – something comfortable and easy to do – floral jumpsuits for the girls and Andrew requested a summer suit. Into the stash I dove looking for suitable fabric. These are the options I shared for the jumpsuits.
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I used a Burda pattern that was really simple for the floral jumpsuits.
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And the inspiration image from Andrew was
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I borrowed a men’s suit pattern from Made Marion and got some beige fabric from the Arthur Toye sale.
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I simply cut the pants to short length and made the jacket sleeveless, omitting most of the tailoring, pockets and about 17 pattern pieces.

All of this was made in a week, with the help of one of the other girls. I am really happy with the end result.
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Fully lined vest jacket with welt pockets with flaps and matching fly and pockets in the shorts.
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NZ team warming up… to prove there was sport and not just costumes and drinking.
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NZ won the tournament and did a haka in front of us.
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2 thoughts on “Sevens suits

    • Yeah…. it was just something I whipped up over 2 nightspot…. crazy . since it is a costume it has some flaws like the fly is on the wrong side, I had to add 4cm to the waistband as I didn’t account for the stretch in the fabric. The welt pockets are only okay – not great. But I love the lining it is nicly bagged. The arm holes are hand stitched and the collar rolls nicely. Maybe I shouldn’t downplay it so much.

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