Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A Jumpsuit Story!

What a weekend!!

I was really inspired to make jumpsuits this summer when I saw a few of my fellow seamstresses on the Pattern Review website making them left and right.  Well, I jumped on the band wagon and made a few myself in various styles. This one I want to share.  I made this jumpsuit to attend a surprise birthday party all the way in Tampa Florida this past weekend!  The party was great and I was having a good hair, outfit and jewelry day! 

I happened to have picked up my fabric (Ponte Knit) at the end of the season sale at JoAnn last spring.  Originally this fabric was priced at $15 per yard but I managed to get it on clearance with an additional 50% off for only $3.50 a yard!!!!!

My Inspiration came from Salvatore Farragamo's fall collection.

This outfit was very easy to make. I didn't use any instructions because I didn't need them.  I did however make some major pattern adjustments.  I took the pant legs in 1.5" on the front and back below the knee, shortened the crotch by 1", shortened the legs 3", a 1" FBA and a low bust adjustment of 2" and eliminated the ruffle.  My reference for the FBA and LBA is in this book. Luv it!

The pattern called for full lining.  I underlined the bodice with stretch mesh but opted out on the pants because my fabric was so thick.  Instead I added a heavy foundation in the bodice so I wouldn't have to wear a bra.  My foundation is made from crinoline and crepe and I added a waist stay.  I also used metal boning which added great support.  To add a pop (as if I needed more) I added an exposed zipper in red!

The Foundation and waist stay

Red Zipper

The Shoes

I love my outfit and had a great time! Hope we get to go somewhere again soon!

Talk Soon Carol

1 comment:

  1. Very cute and love the houndstooth idea! looks great on you! Now I'll go and read more on Sewing.patternreview!


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