After a week of Christmas with the In-Laws we finally made it home just in time for New Years Eve. I was so determined to have a new outfit. I didn’t want my last make of 2014 be a disaster. Digging my WIP/UFO stash I picked up my BHL Kim bodice and a failed pair of palazzo trousers/ pants I started in 2012. Matched them together and Boooom… 1 hour ready to party!
Let’s talk about the bodice first.
I made my pattern tester version of the by Hand London Kim dress in a horrible light green fabric. Even posted a picture on my IG. Something I got free on the place I hosted the sewing club. For a while now I been testing patterns with similar weight muslins instead of fashion fabric. That way it creates a separation between the work I been asked to do (test) and my subsequent make (if happens). Better that way right?
Kim bodice modifications & size: Size 12 + my normal modifications of lengthening/dropping bust point. I’m loving this bodice. Fits so beautifully!
Fabric: Main fabric Minerva famous triple crepe+ scraps of lace and a crazy wild lining I had in my stash. Super appropriate for Jungle January.
The lace background is dark black and the light of the camera makes the contours look pinkish but it doesn’t offer that contrast IRL. It makes it look navy doesn’t it?
The palazzo/ wide leg trousers is Simplicity 4044. The legs of this pattern are gigantic and that is probably the reason I quitted/left as UFO. I’m a skinny jeans kinda of girl. I think my brain must have unconsciously revisited the idea after the success of my Holly Jumpsuit. I shaved 15 cm from the side, started from 5cm on the waist and slightly increasing the distance making sure the seam was horizontal to the floor. I don’t know the initial size I cut this. I shaved 10 cm from inner leg.
You will notice that the front has a mini waistband and the back doesn’t. When I sewn the trousers directly to the bodice a slight cameo toe was visible. It was clear I needed a little more length at the front but not at the back. Jumpsuits need a little bit more room to make sitting comfortable.You got to consider that before sewing the pair of trousers you are turning into a jumpsuit. I gambled! I ignored the back waistband like I seen on recent designs. It’s kind of weird because I kept thinking If people would think I messed up lol.
This trousers pattern has a great potential for more jumpsuits-match up with a few modifications. The hemming is a contrasting roll hem. I been trying to step out of my comfort stitch zone and use different settings from my machines. I also needed something fast so I wouldn’t be late. Not sure I love it a contrasting roll hem but hey!
I can always re-hemm it! Done it already.
I’m not going to apologise for not having many photos … two minutes outside I was completely red…
I really love this jumpsuit and feel great wearing. I think its a style that suits my tall frame with comfort and style.
Ps: Does handmade outfits get their “walk of shame” when you don’t press them the day after your worn them all night? I must remember to always press before a shoot! Blah.. I blame the hangover!