Monday, 6 June 2016

Vogue Jumpsuit 9075

Hi all. We've been on hols over half term, camping in what felt like a freezing hurricane only to return home to glorious sunshine. Sods Law! However, I was able today to finish the hems on my new jumpsuit and get some sunny photographs of it.


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.

28 comments:

  1. How fun! It really does look like a skirt until you show that it's not. Good choice to make it in chambray. I bet you'll wear it nonstop!

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    1. I hope so. Just need the weather to behave. We had hard rain and hail today!

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  2. I adore this on you Louise. It suits you perfectly, it is beautifully sewn and it's chic & practical. Winning!

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    1. Thank you, I love how comfy it is so I can run around after the children but still look put together.

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  3. This is the best garment that you have made - well done!

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  4. Lovely, I love the pleats! I've been meaning to hop on the jumpsuit bandwagon so this is very inspiring :)

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    1. I normally avoid following a trend but this is so flattering. I love it.

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  5. Oh wow, that looks amazing on you and so 'trendy' this year. Looks like there was quite a bit of work in them - brilliant!

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    1. It was time consuming, but I really enjoyed making it.

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  6. This is just gorgeous on you, Louise! The sewing is perfection and the colour looks wonderful on you. Very chic!

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    1. I am so pleased with the colour it's just how I imagined.

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  7. You have better luck in Fabricland than I do! This looks great on you - I can see why you're so pleased!

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    1. It's mainly toot I agree, but this fabric is lovely.

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  8. This is fantastic Louise. I think it looks fab on you. The fabric looks to have the perfect amount of drape too.

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    1. Totally agree. I have a cerise viscose lined up for version number two, so it will be interesting to see how that turns out!

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  9. This is fantastic Louise. I think it looks fab on you. The fabric looks to have the perfect amount of drape too.

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  10. Love love love love love! You look amazing. X

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  11. This looks really great on you! I particularly love how it looks like a dress, really stylish :)

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    1. Yes I love how versatile it's going to be.

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  12. It's such a fun, cute, outfit, just right for casual days and with children - looks smart, but practical as well. As Carolyn says,also looks like a dress, so you could wear it in situations where a dress is needed as well.

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    1. Thanks, it will definitly get lots of wear on loads of different occasions.

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  13. I love this so much!!! Gorgeous shape and darts, beautiful colour - it's possibly my favourite ever of yours ;)

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  14. That is a summer knockout. It looks really good on you.Jo x

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  15. I *love* this, especially the topstitched pleats. What a fantastic silhoutte.

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