Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Simplicity 1158: It's a Jumpsuit in Chambray





So, yeah... jumpsuits.  Everyone is/will be sewing one this season.  I really like them, more then I expected and wanted to give one a try.  To tone down the mega-trendiness of it I used a lovely lightweight blue with white chambray.  I (again) flat out stole borrowed an idea from Nakisha here to use chambray.  After I saw hers I about fell out of my seat because I knew this was exactly what I was looking for.






Admiring my hot mess of a raised bed.  That'll change this weekend.

This garment was sewn up for my May Fabric Mart blog post here.  I go into more detail about how this pattern is magnificently huge even though I went down one size for everything when I was prepping the tissue.  Long story short, I would go down 2 whole sizes in the bodice next go round if I were to sew this again.  You can plainly see it's plenty roomy after sizing down.  FYI: The pattern envelope recommended I make am 16 bust and 20 hip... I cut a 14 bust and 18 hip... I estimate the bust is now between a 12 and 14.


To be very honest, this is an extremely easy pattern to sew up.  There are no sleeves to set in, the waist is elastic and there are no zippers or closures.  It's very easy to get this thing on.  The overlapping bodice front and back allow for that.  I don't feel like those parts are going to slide open or fly open with the wind either.


That's that.  I've been super busy in life these days, hence the minimal blogging.  I started working again some weeks back, no more stay at home momma!  I'm about 3 weeks from my half marathon, so running takes up most of my free time in the evenings.  And for folks who've expressed concerns about things here in Baltimore city for me... all's well and I am safe along with my family.  There aren't constant helicopters over my house his week and the National Guard moved out from the parking lot on one of my running trails.  But I've got a long list of sewing ideas in my head and I hope to get it all done before winter comes back (Ughhhhhhhh. Disgusting thought!)

14 comments:

  1. This is just super. It looks great on you and I want one!

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  2. This is REALLY cute, and I'm NOT on the jumper bandwagon.

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  3. Of course, I mean *jumpsuit*. Dammit.

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  4. SO CUTE. Between your and Nakisha's makes, I am quite jealous that I would look like an oompa loompa in a jumpsuit/romper of any sort right now. If the trend is still around next Summer, I'm hopping on the train... choo choo!

    Also really glad to hear that things are calming down in Baltimore.

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  5. It turned out cute in this fabric and it really is a nice fit.

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  6. Welcome back to the land of working out of the house momma!

    I like this fine, but when you turn around and show off the laces in the back - that's going to be the big thang this summer. Cuteness is mastered!
    Happy to know your Charm City is okay. Only a little tear gas for May 1st in Seattle.

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  7. Glad to here you're ok. And your training is going well. Love this jumpsuit style you've made. It's a winner on all fronts!

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  8. I really like the back design of this...very cute.

    Good luck with that half marathon.

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  9. Thinking of Baltimore/Nepal/Bali a lot in the last week...

    I really like this, glad it wasn't hard to sew... I might consider... but why is the sizing so off? So bizzaroooo

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  10. Cute backside. Not sure if I will ever jump on the jumpsuit bandwagon but yours goes a long way towards temptation.

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  11. It doesn't get much more trendy (in the sewing world that is) than a jumpsuit and chambray! I love this and it will be so perfect for summer. I'm almost tempted to think about making a jumpsuit now. Almost.

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  12. so adorable! Yay on being a stay at home mommy, most important job you will ever have. They grow up too fast.

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  13. Looks great! I just got this pattern, would love to try it and love the basic color!

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