mercredi 15 mai 2013

2001 Called, They Want Their White Jumpsuit Back...

Here are the final photos of the jumpsuit!

I'm really happy with how it turned out! I only made a few adjustment tweaks on the final garment - because I had done the muslin in a woven garment, there was a bit more ease to the pattern than requirered with knit fabric, so I just took in here and there and voila!

I have to say, once again it was nice to be working out the fit on somebody else than myself - no weird contorsion required in front of my bathroom mirror.

My coworker told me the outfit was a big hit at the party she attended down in Palm Springs - as she was getting out of the car, people turned around wondering if she was some sort of celebrity and she got lots of compliment for it.

Overall, this was a pretty fun project to put together, and thankfully didn't present any major fit issues - the tight-fitting/knit fabric element certainly helped in that matter. Another adantage of the knit is that I was able to leave all of the edges raw - and as you can tell, between all the slits and cowls, etc, there are a lot of them.

The final fabric used is a bamboo/lycra blend found at Dressew. It's super soft and drapey, extra stretchy and sufficiently opaque (a lot of white knit fabric tend to be see-through) but surprisingly heavy. I added stay tape to the entire neckline as I was affraid the weight of the cowl might end up stretching it down.

I'm planning a post with a bit more details about the pattern and adjusments I made to get from three different patterns to one frankenjumpsuit.

4 commentaires:

  1. Wow, what a statement piece! That is an outfit worthy of the red carpet, indeed! I'm looking forward to read about the details of construction and adjustments. Congrats.

  2. She does look a bit like a celebrity. Good job on such a creative project.