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Pink Suit: Jacket - McCall's 2370; Pants - Vogue 9181 -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Happy first day of Spring! For this new season, pink is having a fashion moment. Pink was once relegated to the demure, prissy girls, babies and Barbie. Recently, women have reclaimed this color and recharged it with power. Every shade is popping from the palest Millennial pink to bubble gum and Pepto Bismal pink to the boldest, in-yo-face neon pink.
Pink Suit: Jacket - McCall's 2370; Pants - Vogue 9181 -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I decided I wanted to make a pink suit. And I went on a search for the perfect fabric. I found a gorgeous shade of pink fabric at Joann.
It looks and feels like a wool crepe.
McCall's 2370
My pattern is vintage McCallʼs 2370. Itʼs 20 years old and perfectly relevant for current trends.
Pink Blazer: McCall's 2370 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
The fabric and pattern are a perfect match.
Pink Blazer: McCall's 2370 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I basically sewed this right out of the envelope with only minor tweaks. I created my double welt pockets with flap using my own method. If youʼve purchased my tailored jacket tutorial, youʼre familiar with it. And I added a breast pocket.
Pink Blazer: McCall's 2370 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Hereʼs the inside and all of the interfacing. My lining fabric is white Ambiance Bemberg.
Pink Blazer: McCall's 2370 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I interfaced the entire body of the jacket (except the sleeves) with a lightweight knit fusible. I used the block fusing method. I fused the back with weft interfacing instead of my normal backstay. Itʼs cool to change things up!
Pink Blazer: McCall's 2370 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Iʼm having a moment with these longer length blazers.
Pink Blazer: McCall's 2370 - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Blazers that stop at the fullest part of the hip just donʼt cut it for me at this moment.
Pants: Vogue 9181 -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
Pants: Vogue 9181 -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My pants are Vogue 9181, and I added pockets to them.
Pants: Vogue 9181 -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
These are my absolute favorite wide legged trouser pattern.
Pants: Vogue 9181 -- Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I made my normal lengthening alteration by adding five inches. These pants have a nice deep three inch hem, which causes them to hang beautifully.
I still have a few more blazers that I want to crank out before summer. So, more to come!

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38 comments

  1. Lovely. Happy Spring from a longtime reader!

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  2. I'll take this and the red trench dress 😍

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  3. Absolutely stunning, Erica!

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  4. I have noticed that when there's a gap of more than a week between your posts, it's usually a sign that something AMAZING is on its way. This is no exception - amazing!

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  5. Absolute perfection!! And good to know about that fabric!!

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  6. Seeing posts like this make me wonna go make a suit and forget about the projects I have currently. I'm so all over the place! Now I want a suit! This is GORGEOUS by the way! LOL!!

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  7. Erica, you are KILLING the suit game! LOVE IT!
    Kimberly Wilkes

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  8. SLAYING, as always. I so love a pink suit!

    Pam

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  9. Where can I find the pink fabric? Love your suit. You look great!

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  10. Absolutely stunning! You are an artist!

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  11. Exquisite! I think this pink is so flattering, love it! 😍

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  12. Just beautiful--and you wear it so incredibly well.

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  13. Oh my goodness Erica! This suit is shear perfection! What a nice suit for the workplace, out to lunch with the girls etc....I love the style and the color! You did it again girl!

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  14. Your tailoring is just impeccable!

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  15. Oh, I love your suit...those were my very first thoughts when I opened your blog. The color is awesome..and from Joann's ...a pleasant surprise. Your fit is , well, just that. It really fits! You always make wonderful items but this is top shelf! Thanks for sharing.

    Fran G

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    1. That fabric was such an amazing find! Thank you Fran!

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  16. This is GORG! Your sewing skills are phenomenal!

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  17. What a fantastic suit! Love it!

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  18. Beautiful in every way!

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