I get inspiration from lots of different places. A picture of something, a glimpse of a shape or colour that looks interesting can spark the quest to make the item that fulfils the promise made to self . My inspiration for the newest blogged garment came from an image I screenshot from a website or blog I didn’t make a note of the source but here it is. I love the look of this so I thought I would attempt to make a version that worked for me.
Now I am sure you are aware I am not a tall model type so I needed to factor in what I have learned about styles that suit me.
- Must not drown me in fabric
- Must not be to long cropped lengths work best.
- Must be comfortable or I won’t wear it.
- Must also be practical, anything too like hard work will stay in the wardrobe as well.
- Must be made from fabric from my stash. Armed with my riding instructions I went looking in my stash for denim that would work. I have a bit of denim as I had bought it to make shorts and pants for my kids but then didn’t. I have also bought it to use for myself over the years but for some reason didn’t use it. This is the fabric I found.It is a spotty denim print .As you can see in this next picture the blue is printed onto the white denim. Leaving white spots. I decided to use a favourite pattern that I thought would lend itself to the design I wanted. The pattern I used is a McCalls. From the NYNY collection 6437.I had made this pattern years ago and I still enjoy wearing the garment.The style I was after was a little different but it gave me a point to start from. I have no construction photos it was a fast and furious make , you know when something is coming together well, and you have time, you just race on with it. I decided to incorporate the selvage as a trim . It is interesting. I overlocked my seams .and I gave my self a large hem just in case I change my mind on the length.
The finished jumpsuit is fun and comfortable I am very happy with this my next RTWFAST 2018 garment. The denim is light weight and its any easy wear jumpsuit.
A fun summer addition that will do well for my Tafe classes I think.
I hope you a having fun and success with all that you do.
Happy Sewing 🙂