I have to confess I did have misgivings about this project. It wasn’t on my 2013 list, but that wasn’t the only problem.
WAY back in the eighties I recall wearing jumpsuits. I was young and Charlie’s Angels were on the TV, and they really wore jumpsuits!
Something very similar appears on the cover of Mannaquin this month
I have been told that you should never do a trend if you remember it last time… but… I really liked jumpsuits last time.
Not the sparkly one’s you understand, but the ones I wore were really comfortable, and a little bit dressy, and they remind me of my student days.
So, despite all doubts I went ahead and picked this pattern from Burda ..
and made myself a jump suit!
Maybe I shouldn’t wear it, but I love it. It made its first outing to a BBQ the day after I finished it, and I have worn it several times since. It makes me feel young again!
Ok, that’s scary. May be I’d be better off kept a little more subdued!
Anyway, if you’re contemplating this pattern be warned – that model must have tooth picks instead of legs! The trouser part of the jumpsuit is really skinny. I had to re-draft the legs to get the loose look from the picture. That said, the top came together really nicely and I can also see me adding a skirt to the top for a dress in the future.
Once I’d sorted out the legs it was a quick make, and I may well make it again.