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Made by a Fasbricista: Hot Pink Jumpsuit

HI Fashionistas!!

I hope you are doing well.  Can you believe it is back to school already? Which means back to sewing for me. Yay!

So.. I have been working on this jumpsuit on and off for the last few weeks.


I wanted a statement piece. Something bold, something bright!


I chose a hot pink double knit, and underlined every single piece with a ponte knit, both fabrics from Fabric Mart. Underlining the pink fabric gave it more stability and it completely changed the drape, hand, and weight of the fabric. It felt more like a lightweight scuba after being underlined. 



This was my inspiration sketch... 


I changed up McCalls 7366. I altered the leg to make it wide leg. Also changed up the bodice. Added the ruffle "sleeves". More like faux wanna be sleeves :)

I also started styling the outfit before I was even done with the sewing.. does anyone else do that?


The "sleeves" are actually circular ruffles that are top-stitched on to the bodice. I free handed the pattern for that.. Just went with the flow..  I feel like I have butterfly wings!

The suit is high waisted.. I always find that flattering as it elongates the legs

Here is a view of the back. It was hard for me to get full body shots as I usually photograph in natural light.. I had to end up using a 50 mm lens for the indoor pictures and getting a full body pic was near impossible without someone to help me.


Not the best lighting.. but here is a view of the entire suit.. I was able to recruit hubby into taking some pics for me :)


Ha! I hope I did not hurt your eyes with the orangey fluorescent lighting.. but wanted to show a full pic. 

I hope you are having a wonderful time and loving September. I am so excited to have more sewing time. 

XOXO

Comments

  1. That looks just fabulous! Great Colour choice, too! Fantastic!

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  2. This is fantastic! I love your alterations to this pattern!

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  3. This color looks amazing on you ... FIESTA ;)

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  4. Gorgeous!! I sooo was stalking your instagram and blog to see the outcome of this outfit! I just love it and hope to attempt to make one in black.

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    1. Hee hee.. I have been late in posting this to my own blog but I will, along with sleeves tutorial. Its actually very simple :)

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  5. So beautiful, I love the outcome!

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