Saturday, 11 October 2014

Thanks Yoshimi

Yoshimi sent me some amazing fabric last year and I felt this jumpsuit McCalls 6969 would do it justice with a hint of lining to 'make it work'.
With a bit of fabric stash diving I came up with a light weight black stretch woven for lining and some buttons. 
Earlier this year I made a couple of jumpsuits using McCalls 6083 but this style had a bit more structure to it so I bought it when McCalls had one of their sales. 
You really don't need too much structure in a jumpsuit/romper/onesie because you need to be able to move, avoiding a possible 'wardrobe malfunction'. 

The challenges 
- making it fit the first time 
- matching the pattern across the body
- lining up the dots on the collar and lapel
- sewing with a knit that kept curling 
- sewing with a slippery interlining
- my overlocker was playing up too.

Lining up the print on the jumpsuit body
Adjustments
- Took out 3" from the leg width.
- Lowered the buttons for a deeper but v-neckline
- Used elastic on the waistline
- Added 3cm to the centre back trouser seam.
Lining up the pattern on the collar facing.
The outcome
- Exactly what I wanted.
- Not too tight.
- I don't look like a council worker 
- No wardrobe malfunctions.
Back view
Finesse changes or what I'll do next time
- Raise the armhole depth by 2.5cm.
Ensuring the collar had the print at the collar points.
I hope I've given this fabric some justice to the potential vision Yoshimi had when she originally bought this fabric. 

It just so happened the buttons were a promotional gift I received a few years ago from Lots of buttons a couple of years ago.


I felt really comfortable wearing this jumpsuit to Frocktails and chill with sewing bloggers from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Port Macquarie and Sydney. This pattern will stay at the top of my 'must sew again' list.

42 comments:

yoshimi said...

The jumpsuit looks superb! Great job, Maria! Thank you for showing me the garment you made with the fabric, it is so sweet of you. I'm impressed by your clever use of the fabric too. It was not a big piece and I still can't believe you made this out of it... you're so good at cutting!

Velosewer said...

Hi Yoshimi.
It was my pleasure to act as host to you last year in Melbourne and I really wanted you to be at Frocktails so this was my way of making sure 'you were there' too.
Your work is always superb.

Thewallinna said...

Cool jumpsuit! You definitely don't look like a council worker but a very stylish lady. Yoshimi picked perfect fabric for you, matching your shoes!

Manju said...

Very nice. Love the fabric too. Will take another look at this pattern after seeing yours.

prttynpnk said...

Adorable! The print and pattern play so well together!

Sam said...

What a great jumpsuit! This style definitely suits you. The fabric is lovely too.

Tomasa said...

Love your jumpsuit! The fabric is beautiful and you look great in it! Fits you quite nicely.

Catherine Daze said...

That's come out beautifully. The print suits you so well.

Carolyn Norman said...

That is wonderful! I just love that the fabric choice combined with the pattern makes an awesome jumpsuit! Love it!

beajay said...

Wow wow wow. That looks fabulous on you. Love that fabric (even though it was a PIA). You look so very chic in that.

Kirsty Bunfield (kbfield) said...

You looked fabulous in this at Frocktails Maria. I just love this on you.

Amanda Adams said...

This is such a crazy gorgeous make! You looked fierce at Frocktails in this Maria!

MaciNic said...

I loved this at Frocktails & your vision and Yoshimi's fabric are such a wonderful pairing - fabulous! ;)

Connie Turner said...

This looks great on you. I really like this fabric and it makes a perfect outfit for you after your adjustments.

Kyle said...

Look at you in your chic jumpsuit! Very cool fabric. You look great and it fits SO well!

Melanie Y (Miss Piggy) said...

Va va voom! This looks so great on you....lovely fabric to be gifted.

Lori said...

Maria, I love the jumpsuit on you, it fits perfectly and looks amazing. Fabulous job.

Sarah Liz said...

It's so very, very smart :)

Measure Twice Cut Once said...

So utterly fabulous and it has the added wonder of making your legs appear longer (surely the ultimate in any make?).
Wonderful fabric from Yoshimi, sewing buddies are the best!

Gail said...

Very very cool Maria!

Velosewer said...

Thanks Inne. Yoshimi has good taste in fabric.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Manju.
I think you might like the style in a gorgeous fabric.

Velosewer said...

Thanks A.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Sam. It's a fun style.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Tomasa.

Velosewer said...

Thank you Catherine.

Velosewer said...

I'm so glad you think so.

Velosewer said...

Thank you thank you thank you.

Velosewer said...

I felt very 'in style' with all of you looking swish too.

Velosewer said...

I'll take that - crazy gorgeous.

Velosewer said...

Thanks Nic. It was great catching up with you!

Velosewer said...

Thanks Kyle. A bit daring...

Velosewer said...

Thanks Mel.

Velosewer said...

I love it.

Velosewer said...

Thank you 'sewing goddess'.

Velosewer said...

Oh yes. Looking longer is a good thing for me:)

Velosewer said...

Thank you Connie. The adjustments were worth the effort.

Kristy Chan said...

You looked wonderful in this outfit at Frocktails Maria. I can't believe it came from such a plain jane pattern, your version is so much more glam

Fabric Epiphanies said...

Wow so on trend! The fabric is lovely and even though it is a jumpsuit the pattern is quite simple letting the fabric be the star of the show.

Ann Brodsky said...

You look fantastic in this! This is really a great fabric/pattern marriage.

Amy T said...

Wow wow wow!! This is so flattering

Joy said...

Very fun! I imagine getting the torso length just right on a jumpsuit is challenging.

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