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wide leg jumper

Added Apr 17, 2008

by marcy harrie...

New York, New Yo...






my husband HATES this outfit… doesn’t hug nearly enough curves for his liking. i suppose i am flattered. i think it’s sorta nifty. it was supposed to have ties down the front, but i decided to use pseudo-buttons (meaning: i do not have a button hole attachment, those buttons have snaps underneath that curtain!) i do need advice on the back… where i can see what he means about my curves. i don’t have quite that much junk in the trunk… the legs go straight down from the waist, which is supposed to be encased in elastic. should i add the elastic? will that help my cause? or should i add darts or tucks and use my $2 pink belt to cinch the waist?

Material Notes

$1 fabric at joanns… hopefully it’s cotton. i THINK it is.





i made this after seeing the project runway episode where they did the “out of fashion” challenge… the teeny designer with black curly hair (name?) was wearing a denim jumper and i wanted one immediately. she was also doing a jumper, as apparently, they are out of fashion.

vintage mccalls pattern 5539

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    Dec 22, 2008, 01.33 AMby Noel Laws

    LOVE this…can’t wait to learn pants and jumpers…next semester. Love Love this!

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    Jul 15, 2008, 07.25 PMby folaafua

    I love this jumpsuit. If I didn’t have such a short waist, I would definately make this one. Very cute!

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    Jul 14, 2008, 10.03 PMby emilykate

    Love love love this!!! You know what you have made, you have made a FUNSUIT! I want one too!!!!

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    Jul 11, 2008, 04.04 PMby bathina

    how can I missed this great outfit? I love overalls and I bet that my boyfriend wouldn´t like it , too- the reasons you explained already ;-)…but I love them and yours looks so comfy that I wish to have this pattern!

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    May 2, 2008, 05.23 PMby jokerthelove

    I absolutely LOVE THIS!! It is a bit baggy in the back, but you can easily put some darts in there. Great work!

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    May 1, 2008, 11.17 AMby nenasew

    I love this outfit. The $1.00 fabric has never had it so good.

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    Apr 27, 2008, 11.12 AMby Lauren Fortgang

    i love it. i say keep the belt, and im okay with the looseness of the back. and her name is jillian!

    ooooh and as a side note, i saw christian siriano on the street this week in soho. literally almost crashed into him. he was on his cell and strutting his fierce ferociousha coutura self!

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    Apr 24, 2008, 02.47 PMby marcy harriell | oonaballoona

    ha, nehmah!!!

    thanks for the advice everyone, i am going for elastic-elastic-elastic… will add an edited results pic soon…

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    Apr 21, 2008, 12.18 PMby nehmah

    The dress is great. I like the jumper, but an unfortunate episode while wearing a catsuit, has removed any desire for wearing a one-piece garment with no emergency exit, Nehmah
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    Apr 20, 2008, 05.47 AMby toupinette

    chic, fun, pretty, fresh… I love it!

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    Apr 19, 2008, 07.47 PMby kasia26

    I love it, too! And I felt the same when I saw the project runway’s jumper!

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    Apr 18, 2008, 09.25 AMby maya511

    ditto. this outfit is soooo chic. and the project runway designer you’re thinking of is jillian. :) i was coveting her overalls too!

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    Apr 18, 2008, 08.05 AMby nikkiclare68

    Oooh, I Love this!! This is awesome! It looks great on you. As for the back… I think the elastic would fix it. Baste it in first if your not sure about it? Don’t dare get rid of that hot pink belt though, it’s rockin’ the outfit! I’m jealous! Let us know what you do.

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    Apr 18, 2008, 04.13 AMby ceregana

    Cool. I love jumpers too – tried to make one but it is still an UFO cause I have difficulties with the zipper on the back. I will definitely go for the elastic or the darts. Elastic is easier and it always fits – cause it is elastic! I can say elastic once more if you want?

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    Apr 18, 2008, 03.10 AMby keelysews

    This is sooooo cool!!! I want one! I have no curves anywhere, but my mannequin does:( , so quite often I have to make little alterations at the last minute. I’m a huge fan of elastic and darts, I really think you could do either. It might look a bit more casual with elastic and dressier with darts…..can’t wait to see what you do!!

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    Apr 18, 2008, 01.52 AMby linawillams

    i really really like this

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    Apr 17, 2008, 08.34 PMby lcavagnolo

    Oh my god. This is awesome! I can see what you mean about the back not being fitted to your liking, and I’d recommend placing two loooong darts and seeing how that works. (The belt is definitely a keeper!) Also, I cannot tell if you have this in the pictures, but maybe pressing creases along the center of the pant legs would give it more of that sleeker look too? Either way, it’s fabulous. :)

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