The Completed Wedding Suit

The wedding took place on Martha’s Vineyard last weekend. To say it was a fabulous time would be a huge understatement. Not only was it the most extravagant wedding I’ve ever attended, it was a chance to spend time with my far-flung children. They were truly the “icing on the cake” of the whole affair, and a reminder that being their dad is the best thing in the whole wide world.


So here’s how it all turned out … Suit and shirt fabrics from Elliot Berman Textiles. Neck tie – vintage cotton knit Pierre Cardin, found on Etsy.







I added a pick stitch detail to the lapels, chest pocket and pocket flaps. I love this kind of customized detail. It really makes it MY suit. End result … A slightly rumpled, yet classic, summer suit. I felt like a million bucks wearing it!



At the reception with my son and daughter. (She made her silk kimono dress BTW)


And we can’t leave out Evan, the stylish Westcoast boyfriend!



And lastly, here I am with my Brother in law, father of the groom. (AKA nicest guy in the whole world).


So ends another project. Thanks to all of you who offered words of encouragement as I navigated the world of tailoring. It’s been a journey! The suit is headed off to the cleaners, and I need to plot my next sewing project. Something for fall, my favorite season. Cheers!



26 thoughts on “The Completed Wedding Suit

  1. Thank you, thank you for such photos filled with love and also great workmanship on the suit…looking forward to the next project…you dazzle us and encourage us all the time…Bravo!!!


  2. Just fabulous! I love the colours and the floral shirt and the tie and the fit is just spot on. Perfectly put together. I haven't (or should I say hubby hasn't) progressed beyond a bit of Liberty on the collar stand and plackets. I think it's time for a full floral, or something else a little more interesting. Thanks for the inspiration.


  3. This suit came out and fits you AMAZING. This has inspired me a lot more to lose my fear of tailoring and hopefully start my suit soon! All your posts keep me inspired! Keep up your beautiful work! XO


  4. I love this, and the pick stitching was the first thing I noticed… I did a mental “golf clap” and thought “well played, well played” LOL. The fit is spot on, and it really is beautiful overall. You inspire me, as always!! 🙂


  5. It looks good on you! Far too often, men just step out in the single black suit look. While a black suit does look good on most body types, it kind of seems like men are limiting their sense of style when they always wear the same thing. You took a risk in terms of going with details you like, and it paid off big-time!


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