LL Creates: Pink Chanel Suit - Charlotte's earliest fashion memory

Remember the "Earliest Memory" competition that the soon to be launched website Young British Designers held? Well, if my partner's sister Charlotte had written an entry, it would have been about the pink Chanel suit that was given to her as a child. She never took it off, I was told, and played in the holiest of fashion tweeds, merrily in the sand. I really loved that idea and wanted to replicate the suit as I imagined it for her birthday. The birthday was a few months ago but I finally got round to doing it. Researching vintage Chanel patterns, I have updated the pattern a notch - I included seams at the back to give it a bit more shape and created a pleated soft tear which points up the shoulders.