Monday, April 24, 2017

Jumping for Joy!

Hello! I know it's been a while since I last blogged and I really don't have any excuse at all. Well...maybe I do. I somehow it a block. Have you ever not been able to come up with a good project to sew? I just could not figure out what I wanted to sew. I have multiple projects in my sewing que and some even started, but nothing really jumped out at me. I just did not have any motivation.

But then Kennis put out a test call for her next pattern. It seems like she is putting out a new pattern every other week! (I secretly love it)  I decided that the best way to get me back on the horse was to test her pattern for her. Not only will it result in a beautifully made item, it will also force me to start and complete a project. I got my sew-jo back, yall!!!!

I present to you my Anza Jumpsuit:
 I have a secret love affair with jumpsuits and rompers, and this pattern checked off all my requirements.
Anza jumpsuit is described as an unlined, front button V neck with cuffed sleeves. It comes in A, B, C, D and DD cups, sizes 0-20, pleated breast pockets with buttoned flaps. The most amazing thing about this pattern is that it can be made into a jumpsuit or a cute little dress.
The ankle length hems are elastic and the waist band is cinched by elastic. This jumpsuit can be dressed up or down depending on your shoes and accessories. It's all about the shoe game here! My jumpsuit is made with some light weight denim purchased at JoAnn Fabrics. It was listed as a light weight denim, but it feels more like a cotton. It breathes well and is the perfect weight for this garment.

So let's talk about changes that I made. Usually when I make Kennis' patterns, I don't have to make many changes. This pattern was no exception. I didn't even shorten the leg length. I like how the pants legs "bunch" up at the bottom paired with the elastic. I cut a size 2, which is my usual for her patterns and the fit is spot on.
The instructions were very clear and concise. I do have plans for at least 2 more versions. I do want to make a summer dress from this pattern and another jumpsuit. Another tester did a black version that was totally stunning. For my next jumpsuit version, I will probably grade the hips in a little bit. I'm not quite as curvy as the pattern, or as I would like to be. LOL

All in all I give the pattern an A+. I think a beginner could definitely work their way through this pattern successfully.
Anza jumpsuit and dress is on sale right now until the end of this week.

Until next time


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