More on the jumping later….
So what’s this all about then? For those of you that haven’t seen Chris’ idea, check out this post – there are basically lots of talented ladies sewing jumpsuits in June, I mean, why not?
First I decided on my pattern, I was going to wing it, based on this inspiration:
So the next thing was to order some material, my second online order ever…eeek. I wanted some lovely soft drapey black viscose jersey. I got exactly that from eBay, unfortunately it was rather thin, like, I can see through it thin. Which means other people will see through it and the world will see my pants (pet hate is seeing people’s pants through their trousers) Oh well, lucky I ordered loads, because I figured I’d just have to make the trouser part baggy and line the top part. I also bought some lovely patterned black and white viscose jersey in case I felt like making another one after jumpsuit 1. The patterned viscose was even more see through, like see every blemish on my skin through it, see through. No idea what I’ll do with it…..
This involved tracing a pattern from a pair of pyjama bottoms and draping the top on Gladys myself – Gladys enjoyed this because she’s spent the last few months a little naked.
Trousers cut, I decided they weren’t baggy enough. Top draped, I decided it wasn’t baggy enough. Too late on both fronts, I sewed it all together. The top was essentially a large rectangle, doubled over with a channel for the elastic sewn into the top. I used a 1 inch elastic because I was paranoid it would fall down and I don’t want to expose myself to the world. Then I sewed some 1/2 inch elastic to the waist of the trousers and then sewed the top to the elasticated trousers.
And here we go:
San Tropez here I come!
Not too far off the inspiration photo if I do say so myself…I look like one of those glamorous people on holiday that I always wish I looked like, but instead I’m in a pair of shorts and have sunburn.
West Berkshire’s next top model?
Turns out everything is plenty baggy enough
Too much material!
There’s also a LOT of material in the back. I gathered the top evenly on the back and the front, but there’s a lot more front to me than back which makes it pretty baggy in the back. I think I’m going to unpick the top and take a chunk out because surprisingly I actually like this outfit. It’s dead comfy and actually on trend. The day I took these photos, I met 2 other people in jumpsuits at 1 party! Also turns out I probably should have taken another inch off the waist elastic as it has a tendency to sit closer to my hips than my waist, so I’ll do that and take the chunk out at the same time.
Of course, I needed the obligatory jump – wahey, nothing fell out – good old inch elastic!
Whoa ! Too close
Don’t ya just love a self timer?? So I decided to jump off the bench at the end of my garden instead so that my whole body would be in the shot
Not the most flattering face
Yes I don’t look good and yes I’m not jumping, that’s because……
My foot went through the bench!
But despite the slight bench related mishap (there’s a lovely bench in Sainsbury’s that I really wanted to buy but couldn’t because I alreaday had one, so maybe this was a blessing in disguise) I had some fun with this, and once I’ve made my adjustments I have something that I’ll actually wear this summer, something I never ever imagined wearing, so thank-you Chris 🙂
New Things I Did
1. Made a jumpsuit
2. Broke a bench