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Hong kong phooey jumpsuit!!

Added Dec 31, 2013

by Mary Athey

Antrim, Co Antri...






I made this as i had the flu and needed something more substansual than a dress to wear out. I have used this pattern before but i added sleeves this time. This fabric was earmarked for a dress but i thought it would make a good jumpsuit after i saw a similiar one in a magazine. The name Hong kong phooey came about because of my brother in law . He said it looked like i was wearing a chinese onesie lol. I thought the fabric had a chinese look to it and the binding added to the oriental look. I had barely 2 metres of this fabric so i used a leftover piece of pontroma for the pockets and sleeves and some silver lycra for the binding. This jumpsuit worked a treat, it was so comfortable and did i mention it had pockets!! It kept me warm and i still felt nice in it. It was certainly different and a big departure from my dresses but i loved it x

Material Notes

Embossed jersey, ponteroma and lycra




Garment Type

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    Feb 1, 2014, 09.01 PMby YoSaMi

    Mary I absolutely love your jumpsuits! I have to make a print one too now! Are you tall because I saw this pattern in Burda but gave it a miss because it was in tall sizes. You look great in this pattern though!

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      Feb 2, 2014, 11.00 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’m quite tall 5’8 . With heels i wear a 34" leg and about 31/32 flat. I added length to this pattern so i could wear heels with it. Don’t let the height thing put you of if you’re smaller. I have made items from the plus size range and the petite ranges, i just alter the pattern. I have made some summer trousers from this pattern as they fit me perfectly. Quick easy and comfortable . I’ll post once i get some pics. We have had dreadful gale force weather here so its layers and layers of clothes lol.do try this pattern as it really is fabulous x

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    Jan 4, 2014, 04.20 PMby The Tropical Sewist

    So sorry to hear you were sick! You certainly made lemonade out of lemons with this one though :) love that about you Mary!

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      Jan 4, 2014, 05.04 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much, i have missed you on here. I Hope yiu and your family had a wonderful xmas and new yesr. The quilt covers etc you made where fabulous x

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      Jan 8, 2014, 12.53 AMby The Tropical Sewist

      My day job gets busy in fits and starts and when that happens, that and family swallow me up whole! No time at all for getting onto the Web for pleasure. It got better over xmas so I have time for a breath. It’s a sad life! Good thing there’s sewing :)

      Hope you had a wonderful xmas too…it think it would always be fun times when you’re around!

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    Jan 2, 2014, 04.15 AMby nrobson

    great jumpsuit!

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      Jan 2, 2014, 07.04 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks nadia, happy new year sewing to yo .as well x

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    Jan 2, 2014, 03.28 AMby kisses

    A fab jumpsuit Mary…love it and you look absolutely stunning not to mention that you are definitely rocking the look

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      Jan 2, 2014, 07.07 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks so much kisses, this is one of those outfits that was’nt meant to be but which i love. I made two dresses for xmas and the new year . One all sequins and the other full length metallic animal print but never wore either because i had the cold and the weathers awful. I will most likely keep them till my next holiday. I hope you had a lovely new year kisses xx

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    Jan 1, 2014, 10.16 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    It is just a remarkable job, Mary. I would never guess what pattern you used and Chinese motives really suit you ( althought I think anything hot suits you:-)) You look very very very nice in this outfit, I’m sure the flue was defeated at once with your lovely look and great spirit!

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      Jan 1, 2014, 10.38 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much oksana, i hope you had a lovely new year. I feel a lot better now thankfully. I will be back sewing again in a fea days lol. I hope 2014 is a good year for my lovely friend x

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      Jan 1, 2014, 10.45 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Happy New Year, Mary! I’m glad you feel better and look forward to you new projects. I guess all of us hope to sew all the listed projects in a new year! :-)

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    Dec 31, 2013, 11.20 PMby rita61

    Looks great Mary! I love jumpsuits. I used to wear them skating all the time! Hope you felt well enough to go out and have a great New Year!

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      Jan 1, 2014, 06.19 AMby Mary Athey

      Happy new year rita, the things you learn on here!! Did you skate professionally?? Well i went out and i’m still not 100% but i/ll be fine. Heres to lots of sewing in 2014 xx

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    Dec 31, 2013, 02.04 PMby pamchar

    Amazing!!! Great fabric, great design! Fits you perfectly!! Happy New Year to you and all your family! Hope you’ll get well soon!

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      Dec 31, 2013, 02.09 PMby Mary Athey

      Thank you pamchar, i’m on the mend and itching to go out lol. I hope you and your family have a lovely new year x

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    Dec 31, 2013, 12.09 PMby Trudy McGrath

    Stunning…!!! x

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      Dec 31, 2013, 02.05 PMby Mary Athey

      Thanks trudy for your lovely comment, have a happy new year to you and your family x

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    Dec 31, 2013, 11.32 AMby cchristie

    Mary, that is such a cool outfit and great fun. Have a good new year and hope 2014 is kind to all

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      Dec 31, 2013, 11.44 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks cchristie, i do live anything quirky and usual. Its a bit like me lol. I wish you.and your loved ones a very happy and healthy new year xx

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    Dec 31, 2013, 10.56 AMby sarahsdaughter

    You look FAB Mary Love it!!!!!!

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      Dec 31, 2013, 10.59 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much sarahsdaughter, fashion should be fun and i did love how comfortable this was on. Haopy bew year to you and your family xx

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    Dec 31, 2013, 10.53 AMby liliv-1

    Your jumpsuit is gorgeous Mary, elegant and sexy and you look young and pretty in it! Happy new year!

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      Dec 31, 2013, 11.03 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks liliv, is’nt it funny how we sew sometimes out of neccisity and end up with something we
      really like. I would never have made this if i did’nt have flu lol. I really like the shape of it liliv and it really was comfortable and hid all my xmas pounds from eating lol . Have a very happy new year to you and your family x

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    Dec 31, 2013, 10.44 AMby cris orange

    Oh Mary, you look very sexy with this jumpsuit! Love it! I don’t have a jumpsuit because I don’t like them, but this year I saw some really nice jumpsuits (yours is one of them) so next summer I surely want to sew one. Happy New Year and have a good time tonight!

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      Dec 31, 2013, 11.05 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks cris, you would look fabulous in a jumpsuit, something silky and slinky maybe, but then you look great in everything. Have a wonderful new year to you and your family x

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    Dec 31, 2013, 08.57 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    This is gorgeous Mary! You look fab! Good to hear that you are recovering.. Wish you a Happy – Happy New year! and enjoy tonight ;-)) By the way – Love the lion! ;)

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      Dec 31, 2013, 09.18 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks ellen, thats hong kong phooey. He’s a cartoon character from the 80/s lol. My brother in law called me that all night!! I did have a laugh though. I am feeling a bit better and fingers crossed we’ll be out to.night. have fun if you are going out ellen and have a safe hapoy and healthy new year. Wealthy to would ve nice lil x

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    Dec 31, 2013, 06.21 AMby izbott

    What a great jumper! You look great & comfy.

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      Dec 31, 2013, 08.17 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks izbott, at least no one will have one like it lol. Happy new year to you and your family x

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    Dec 31, 2013, 04.29 AMby smallone

    Love it Mary!!…and love the Hong Kong Phooey reference …complete with picture!

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      Dec 31, 2013, 06.21 AMby Mary Athey

      Lol and thanks smallone, i had such a good night out. My sis and her husband live in london so it@s brillant to see them. Darren is a scream!! He said well hong kong phooey did you just roll out of your sick bed and go out lol. I love him really lol x

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    Dec 31, 2013, 02.40 AMby schnui

    You look stunning in this jumpsuit Mary. Happy New Year and I hope you are well enough to pop out and celebrate tonight.

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      Dec 31, 2013, 06.24 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you schnui, considering this only came to be because of the flu i must say i do love it. The question i got asked the most was how did i get it on and off?? Easy peasey!! I put poppers onto the inside wrap flap so it was simple .Hopefully i’ll be out to.night . If you’re out and about have fun xx

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    Dec 31, 2013, 02.37 AMby heatherrique

    That looks elegant and chic, Mary! Your jumpsuit is flattering and looks fun to wear for an evening out. I will second slmnstyle on looking good and sending you lots of well wishes. Best wishes for the new year!

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      Dec 31, 2013, 06.26 AMby Mary Athey

      Thank you so much heatherrique, i did love wearing this. Happy new year to you and your family xx

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    Dec 31, 2013, 12.19 AMby slmnstyle

    Great looking jumpsuit! You sure look good for having the flu! Hope you feel better soon and Happy New Year!

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      Dec 31, 2013, 06.28 AMby Mary Athey

      Thanks so much slmnstyle, i’ve had this bad cold all over xmas and i only managed to get out once!! I am hoping to get out to.night all being well. Have a happy new year to you and your family x

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