The Sewing Lawyer developed an early interest in tailoring. It's hard to believe, but in those ancient days when she was in high school, a course in tailoring was in the public school curriculum. Thus, as has been mentioned before, in grade 12, she made a plaid coat.
When you are young and fearless, you just carry on and do the most amazing things. So I went on tailoring, not realizing that this was actually pretty hard to do well. Attending the University of Toronto brought with it an introduction to the wonderful nearby garment district and the mysteries of the stores that supplied real tailors.
And in the 1970s, it wasn't considered all that strange for a student to wear a 3 piece suit, on occasion.
In my memory, it was perfect. Luckily I don't still have the suit. I'm pretty sure the tailoring wouldn't measure up to my current standards.
This pattern is on offer at Lanetz Living today. Only $3.00.