. …the jacket.  To be honest I never thought I would get round to making this (there is not really much call for me to wear a suit), but I’ll admit it feels nice to have made a suit.

 a bit Margaret Thatcher on the stand, but on me the skirt sits quite a bit higher.

Back of skirt – not my neatest zip ending.

Ludicrously short back vent – probably not necessary, but I thought the skirt was going to be longer originally. The pinstripe looks so staid I decided I’d wear it more if it was shorter and lopped a load off the length.

Lining vents is tricky, I hadn’t done it before. As it turns out, a vent probably wasn’t needed at all, but I’m glad I learned how to line them.