The Wandering Star Jumpsuit
Fabric | Cotton
Pattern | Self drafted
Year | 2012
Notions | elastic
Time to complete | Approx 3 CD’s, I’m terrible with the timing thing.
First worn | straight after I hemmed the legs.
Wear again? I’m wearing it as I type it’s fabulously comfortable perfect for this weird weather we’re experiencing.
Total price | Approx $8.
I had plans for this fabric and the plans are as pictured, thanks to this challenge I managed to get my vision completed and it has come at the most perfect time, the weather has been incredibly strange, seriously hot one day and hail and rain the next, so to sit in this—lets call it a jumpsuit! has been perfect for our current climate.
I enjoy the fact that fabric like this is left for people like myself to purchase from the bargain bin, I guess you need to look past the complexity of the print and see it’s true potential. I like the earthy look of the pattern however I was a tad worried about the direction of the print running across my body adding the illusion of extra width but once I tried it on the fit was exactly what I was after and the pattern wasn’t a bother. I wanted the crotch to hang low, I wanted the elastic waist to sit on my hips and if it moved up to my waist!? well that was okay too. The length of the leg was also important, the jumpsuit had to look good in heels and bag about my ankles when I walked in my sandals you know the look? effortless, casual chic perhaps? It was important that I could get this thing to work a day to night kinda look.
The cut of this weeks challenge was extremely basic as you can imagine; a pair of baggy pants with the crotch cut lower than normal, I cut this all in one piece so there is a seam straight up the middle and back, the normal waistline was extended up and tapered in a little to avoid the illusion of too much bulk especially with that wavy horizontal pattern I needed to be careful. Measurements were taken to ensure the elastic was correctly positioned just below the waistline. and of course there are pockets for me to sink my hands into, there had to be; adding pockets gave this outfit—lets call it, added chic?
I also added a tie that I could just leave hanging or tie around my neck, I prefer the latter.
These photos were taken in a lovely park just 5 minutes from our home. Here I’m standing in an amphitheatre, I belted out my best version of Portishead’s-Wandering Star, well I thought I sounded great with all that reverb going on, hubby told me it’s best I stick to the sewing.
I just want to say a huge thank you for all of your wonderful comments on my previous garments, I appreciate your lovely words very much.
Happy happy sewing.