Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I'm Jump Suiting Now

~ no, doubt about it ~

I've caught the bug that's been buzzing through the bloggo-sphere.  This is actually the second one I've made.  Different style, not yet photo-ed.


~ What do you think? ~

Are jumpsuits your thing?  I think I like them.  They're like dresses in terms of one item and you're done.  And even more comfortable.  There is the bathroom thing.  But there's always the bathroom thing in one way or another.


~ Right? ~

The pattern is Vogue 1617 and the fabric is old stash, a synthetic jacquard, last seen as a dress, here.  I think the pattern runs large so watch out for that.  I made a size medium.  Also, I cut at least 6" off the length of the pants and I'm 5'5".


 
For something as simple as it looks, I found it very fussy/ fiddly to sew.  The top and the pants are pretty straight forward.  It's the waistband/ belt, pocket arrangement that seems unduly complicated.  I found the instructions and the illustrations cumbersome at best.  And really began to doubt my sanity after awhile.  (Did I no longer know how to sew?)


~ Of course I do, dahling ~


But I must (must I?) admit I did sew French seams through out and had to undo two long seam's worth because I put them in backwards.  aiyiyi.   Surely something that happens to the best of us...


~ Nevertheless, She Persisted ~

Might I add this was perfect for working out.  And I continue to lose weight to boot.  Just full of myself today, it seems.


~ my bosom buddy ~

A $ store plastic bug I painted gold, stuck on mini pearl eyes and a pin clasp to keep things decent.


~ and the golden Birkenstocks from ebay ~


Now I'm off to join Patti and the Visibles at Not Dead Yet Style before it's too late!  And Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like, which starts now!


20 comments:

  1. Yes, I'm on the jumpsuit bandwagon too - just bought one on eBay and thrifted another. This one is a beauty and you wear it so well! xo

    Patti
    http://notdeadyetstyle.com

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    1. Alright, we're united in our jumpsuit appreciation, Patti.

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  2. You look fabulous, the print and the cut are fantastic and how cute is your bosom buddy? x

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    1. It's the first time he's been worn as such and he did a great job.

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  3. This looks fabulous on you! I hate it when sewing instructions make you crazy. You know, I want to go to the dollar store, now. Ha!

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    1. Well, yes. You get a whole bag of creepy crawlers for a dollar! And they still glow-in-the-dark at night.

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  4. It's fab, and the bug pin is divinity itself (ah, insect pins are my weakness). But it must be warm; it's just one layer. You scamp!

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    1. And a thin layer at that. It's the Tropics in Chicagoland again. I know, bugs are the best. As jewelry, that is.

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  5. I've been resisting the whole jumpsuit thing but yours has me tempted.. and your bug brooch is genius!

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    1. I was too, but I've taken the plunge now and have a whole line of them in the sewing queue.

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  6. This looks quite asian to me. Maybe the sleeves and the colour? Anyway it suits you madly! Xo JJ

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    1. Hey Jazzy Jack! Yeah, I think it looks Asianesque too. The fabric and the kimono-type sleeves lean it that way. Having something belted is a new look for me. woo-hoo.

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  7. I LOVE this! I have a few jumpsuits and enjoy wearing them despite having to get naked when you go to the bathroom. I see Japanese influences in the sleeves and fabric too. This is a great look for you.

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    1. It's just the price we pay to feel fabulous, ya know? And it's time well spent in the bathroom, too. I see another one made in a light-weight, thin, Mizzoni-like, multi-color knit coming my way soon.

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  8. Great look. Makes a really special outfit.

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    1. Yes, actually I can't wait to make another and see what it looks like in another fabrication. Thanks, tpotty.

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  9. Your bosom bug is awesome!!! I envision you at a garden party in this, a big to-do, with martinis and people talking in hushed tones, at least until you enter and they all gasp. Heh. Yeah, like, the bathroom thing is what it is for every outfit. We don't whine about pantyhose, do we? Well, yeah, we do.

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    1. I luv that bug. I did wear it to a beer garden, for an art opening. But it wasn't quiet and there wasn't any martinis. Someone did say they liked my dress. That's reality for you. Pantyhose?! Who wears panty hose? Knee highs maybe.

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