How the hell has another six weeks passed me by? I made this jumpsuit for my birthday in March (that’s right, March!) and I’m now only just getting around to blogging about it. I have wanted to make the draped bodice variation of the Holly Jumpsuit for a while but was worried that it wouldn’t give me enough coverage up front to hide a strapless bra. I was surprised that there was JUST enough coverage for said bra and that the whole thing came together and wears out with very little hoo-haa.
Fit for this make was pleasantly easy. The cowl front definitely drapes a bit less if you are fuller busted, but there is plenty of drape left for it to look like a design feature rather than bad fit. It was so long ago that I made this that I honestly don’t remember if I made any changes to the pattern, other than fudging the side seams and dart position to fit with the Holly Pants I had already altered/made. The spaghetti straps at least make fitting my funny shoulders a non-issue.
It has come to my attention that I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to clothes. When I’m shopping and I see something shiny my eyes pop open and go ‘oooooh’. I love a bit of bling on a simple and non-fussy garment. It makes a statement without shouting LOOK AT ME! So when I wore this jumpsuit on my birthday, I styled this garment for maximum 70’s glam with a gold belt and gold accessories. I was just flares and a bucket load of hairspray away from the real thing and I was very satisfied with the result.
If you’d like to make a jumpsuit yourself and you are feeling a bit scared about the pants side of things, I have a new post over at Stitch 56 on the subject of fitting pants. I’m by no means an expert but it summarises my learnings from drafting pants at college and my experiences with fit. I hope you enjoy and I hope I speak with you all again sooner than in six weeks time. Until then however TTFN!