It’s been ages since I’ve posted anything. Life is busy blah blah, but to be honest, I’ve mainly been sewing for myself and I find it really hard to get pictures of my makes as I am typically the photographer. I love this make so much that I made an effort to get some photos for you.
This is (mostly) Vogue 9075. It’s culottes. It’s a jumpsuit. It’s all the things I never thought I’d make or wear but in fact I love it! I’ve worn it to at least 4 occasions already and it’s become a firm favourite.
I used my custom bodice block for the bodice since I’ve already tinkered with it to get the fit just right. For the bottoms, I used the size 12 from V9075 and it went straight onto the bodice without a problem. I made a muslin first (because I love muslins) and the only change I made was to add an inch to the rise on the culottes. If I put my hands up in the air they were a bit snug so I dropped the crotch a little for some extra room. I could have gotten away without it I think, but I’m glad I did.
I used a 4 inch hem on the bottoms so I’ve technically shortened them quite a bit too.
The fabric is Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover. It’s actually a quilting cotton. It tends to crinkle and crease a little, but it’s not as bad as I was expecting and the body of the fabric is just perfect for this pattern. I was worried about pattern placement and getting weird repeats on the pants front, but it worked out fine.
Most people don’t realise it’s culottes until I put my hands in my pockets and swing them out like a clown…which is required just so everyone knows it’s a jumpsuit and not a dress.
Can I just point out the precision pattern matching in the above photo? The centre waist is where 3 pattern pieces join and I was pretty happy with my pattern matching at that spot. I deliberated on it for several hours, so honestly, it should be good!
I originally made this to wear with the shoes above. They are brogues from Shoes of Prey. Shoes of Prey is such a fun website. You get to design your own shoes and they make them for you! I warn you, it’s addictive! The brogues were lots of fun to design but I probably should have made something a little more complementary to my wardrobe as they don’t go with a lot of what I have. Not to worry, because I made this jumpsuit especially for them.
The pockets on this pattern are fantastic. They are in seam pockets but instead of only being attached at the side seam (therefore sagging and flapping about against my legs) they are also attached at the waist seam making them stay just where they should. I’ll be doing this in any future pattern that has a waist seam.
Anyone else on team jumpsuit?!