Metropolitan Suit

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The 1914 Metropolitan Suit reflects the military styling of World War I uniforms, as well as the mid-1910s interest in comfortable and practical two-piece garments. The Jacket features a tall rollover collar with either a curved or pointed centre back, gently pointed centre back hem, softly flared silhouette and turn-back cuffs.

The Skirt is slightly hobbled, with a raised waistline and a slit at centre back for ease of walking. The Overskirt attaches to the skirt at the top edge and drapes attractively at the back hem. The front folds of the Overskirt can be decoratively topstitched to the Skirt from the waist edge down to the hip area, if desired.

Suggested fabrics: Lightweight wools and wool blends; wool crepe, basket-weave, worsted, gabardine; suit-weight and other medium-weight silks; medium-to-heavyweight rayons. The design of this suit is meant to be somewhat soft and fluid, but cottons and linens can be used if desired, for a more structured result.

Multi-sized: Misses S – 3XL


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