Hello friends! I am right on track with fulfilling my goals that I have set. 2 blog posts in 1 month!! YAY! Today I want to share my latest and greatest. I think each time I finish an item, it becomes my favorite. So I will call this my new favorite.
Simplicity 2401. A pattern that I bought over a year ago online. I totally forgot that I had it, until a few weeks ago. It is described as a special occasion dress, however there are 4 different variations, and I chose the jumpsuit. It features a halter neckline, elastic back and wide legs. Sizing is from 6-22 and the pattern is out of print, however I believe that you can buy the pdf version on Simplicity's website. I would recommend this pattern for intermediate/advanced sewers, and here's why.....
The other adjustment to this pattern that I made was to take about 4 inches out of the pants width. They were extremely too wide for me. I also took about 2 inches off the bodice bottom when attaching the bodice to the pants, which raised the crotch a bit. Perfect!
After all those adjustments, I am pretty happy about the fit. I would be a little happier if the bust was a tad smaller, but oh well.
The instructions were good. I made this suit out of some Rayon Challis, which I can't remember where I got it from. It's a little thin, so I have to remember to wear dark colored undergarments. It will be nice to wear to a formal type event in the spring or summer, if either of them ever get here. Today is Chicago, it was a whole 50 degrees out. So I had to take the opportunity to get some photos. I'm guessing that the next few pics will be inside pics until Spring. Come on Spring!
I took this photo inside earlier this week. I only kept this one because I love it. I'm starting to realize that black is really hard to photograph. I absolutely need natural light for black...note to self.
This jumpsuit is comfortable and stylish. Even though I was born in the early 80's, I feel like a 70's disco girl. Hence the failed aftro. My hair is natural and it's way too soft to get an afro, but I think the hair styling still goes with the outfit.
Hope you like it, because I love it!
Until next time,