Thursday, March 10

DIY Pants + Top = Jumpsuit... A Designer Recipe

Add a little extra ease here and a little extra length there and you have a great recipe for a really cool outfit. 
What an adrenaline rush this jumpsuit was to make...I just love making that surefire outfit.  Especially, when I have my fitted bodice pattern that I drafted many moons ago.  This was one of my occasional sewing projects to cleanse the palette  a true no brainer, because I just did not want to deal with another pattern that needed a bunch of fitting. "What you say??!" Fitting is my middle name?  Okay then...guess what?..we don't always use all our given names, all the time, do we?  
With this ensemble, I took my fitted top that only goes to the waist and made the necessary changes to sew it at the midsection to the pants base to create what is better known as the "jumpsuit". Duh...okay, some of you who are reading this already knew that right.?  That statement was for the beginners in the house.
If you haven't guessed it already, we just don't have winters and thus the closest I could come to styling this "sleeveless" faux fur topper, was to wear it with a "sleeveless" outfit.  And of course, my child and my sister were very instrumental in making sure I pulled this gorgeous ensemble off without a hitch.  Gotta love them both.  
Construction Details:
I added a few little details to make it stand out and give it just a little extra pazzazz...although, that extra doesn't really show through all the print in the silky polyester fabric I bought umpteen years ago from I know not where.  
The shoulders are pleated so that I had enough bust ease for movement, with a string of rhinestone trim added.  The back is just a simple open slash with a loop and rhinestone button.  At the waist, I made sure the pants were extra long to reach my "true" waistline, and the top is at least 3-4" longer than my waist to give it the blousing needed to look like a "pant" and top separate.

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29 comments :

  1. Andrea, this outfit reminds me of your little turquoise top and white shorts…this jumpsuit is hot, hot, hot! You look absolutely adorable in the total ensemble with the faux fur vest! Yes, when you know what you're doing, you can put basic pieces together and come up with something totally awesome!

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    1. Thank you Myra. That turquoise top is still a favorite of mine. The shorts were moved to vacation duty only.

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  2. Girl you are looking fabulous!!! That outfit is too sharp on you. Beautiful job as always.

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    1. Why thank you my friend. Very much appreciated.

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  3. What AWESOME colors and bling for your outfit ;)

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    1. Thanks MAD14kt, I try to use bling that will make it through washing.

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  4. This is the kind of jumpsuit I need in my life!!! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Shawn-- go for it. Easy peasy.

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  5. Looking good, a fabulous fit, love the fabric and the details that you brought to it. Very nice.

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  6. Oh how gorgeous. You did this my friend.

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  7. LOVE THIS! and that jacket vest is awesome!!

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  8. Beautiful jumpsuit. You look gorgeous. Love the fabric too.

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  9. Hi, Andrea, THIS is soooooo cute ! I would like to make some myself! Any chance you would do a video for us? Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Hi, Andrea, THIS is soooooo cute ! I would like to make some myself! Any chance you would do a video for us? Thanks for sharing!

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  11. This is Gorgeous and that shoulder detail is everything!!!

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