As Laney mentioned in a short suit story, we recently stumbled upon an estate sale in Brookline. These lamé beauties are the product of my find, a rather modest dress and blazer combo.

I used the Iris pattern from Colette patterns. I’d already done the hard work of fitting a muslin for my polka dot shorts, but I did make a couple small changes for this pair. I lowered the waistband an inch bringing it closer to the original pattern. I also tried to lengthen the hem, but as it turns out I have a thing for short shorts and I hacked off the extra inches in the end. I just wish I had enough fabric left to make a short suit of my own.

Estate Sale Find

Vintage Find After

shiny short multiple anglesSupplies

Iris – Colette patterns

Vintage dress and blazer



Bias tape

Hook and eye