Added Nov 19, 2012
I had to opportunity to choose a fabric from Hart’s Fabric, and since I love working with spandex I immediately started browsing the swimwear fabric section. This abstract green watercolor fabric caught my eye. I love working with anything limegreen and stretchy. When I received it, I thought the beautiful print would look super cool in a jumpsuit and I also had this black spandex mesh that really complemented it.
I used two of the base pattern from the book to create my jumpsuit. For the bottom I used the Jean Stirrup Pants and the Elizabeth Gathered-Waist Dress bodice for the top portion. I raised the waistline and omitted the pintuck and waistband for the bottoms and I drafted a bustier variation found in the book using the master pattern for the top. The drafting and sewing instructions in the book were so easy to follow, and I love all the variations you can make. I took two different master patterns and made it into one garment, and it turned out great.
With my leftover fabric I decided to make a headwrap to complete my look! I followed our Headwrap DIY. I love how this jumpsuit can be styled, here I wanted an athletic look but you could easily wear heels and a glittery clutch to jazz it up for nighttime!
Printed Lycra, Mesh
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