I have been so excited by this new make. It's exactly what I wanted to be. I found the pattern Vogue 9075 through a "pattern picks" article in Love Sewing Magazine. It's a good job I saw those pictures, as I wouldn't have been inspired by the illustration on the cover.
I knew I wanted a denim chambray jumpsuit, and I found the perfect fabric immediately. It was from the bargain basement of cheap fabric, Fabricland. Although you have to trawl to find them, there are often gems to be found, like this: fabulous, butter soft, rich colour and beautiful drape. A true bargain at only £5.99 a metre.
I ummed and ahhed about whether to make a muslin, but in the end - as it had shorten lines for a petite bodice - I just went for it, I was too excited not too! And I love it.
Looking at these photos, there is a little pooling at the back of the bodice, so perhaps on the next make I need to make an adjustment. Any suggestions welcome. However, that tiny bit of pooling doesn't stop me loving this. I can see myself living in it throughout the summer.
The inspiration photo was of a version with no sleeves, which probably influenced me to do it sleeveless. The shape of this is on-trend, with wide legs and a close fitting bodice. The princess seams were easy to fit, and I am really pleased with how it looks on me. The bodice is self-lined and understitched, so it's a very clean look with no topstitching. When I sewed in the zip, which is a centred one, the stitching, although neat, jumped out a mile. So, I unpicked and hand-stitched the zip and I am so glad I did.
When you stand still, it can look like a skirt; so, some moving about to show that they are indeed trousers.
The pockets are set into the seam and a perfect size. They really make it, in my opinion. I did choose to topstitch down the pleats, prior to the zip. But it doesn't jump out as much as the zip did, so I am happy.
That's it for today. Back to school-runs and normality now.