Glory Box Re-Do
Because the weather is starting to heat up around these parts I thought i’d go for something fashionably comfortable and revisit The Wandering Star Jumpsuit made for the UFO challenge earlier in the year. I like jumpsuits and I have worn the Wandering Star many times so if you’re onto a good thing why stray right?
I found this great wax print on Etsy-6 yards for $25. The quality of the cotton isn’t too good so it’s definitely not the real deal but for a Summer fling! it’s fine, if they fall apart before the love affair ends I’ll visit Vlisco and splurge on the fancy stuff, that place is so dreamy.
I made this in two parts, I cut out the top and shirred it with hat elastic, ruling out lines approximately 1 inch apart with tailors chalk and proceeded to sew the hat elastic on, you all know the drill. I did this in two parts the front and the back obviously and then sewed the two together making one long piece, I find it easier doing the shirring like this because the further on you get the harder it is to manage. Once that was completed I sewed the pants together adjusting the bagginess to what I considered ‘just right’ I only needed to take a little off so there wasn’t too much fabric wastage. I basted the top to the pants stepping into them and was pretty happy with how the front and back crotch area sat so I serged everything into place.
Lovely deep pockets were inserted along with carriers for the tie at the waist. A loop-turned strap attached to the top centre front ties around my neck to keep things from falling down the shirring makes the top pretty sturdy though so the strap makes for a decorative feature if anything. I’m wearing the neck piece I made for the yellow challenge here I think it complements the look nicely. I love the fabrics pattern and have been eyeing off different combinations of wax prints on Pinterest. All that print mixing makes my heart sing.
Will you look at that? I almost blend into the graffiti on this wall.
So next weeks challenge is the last for the year here on The Sew Weekly? I think I’ll complete those two remaining weeks over on my blog, I want to happily smile and SHOUT TO THE WORLD that I made a garment a week for a year, made some really lovely internettie friendships, learned a whole lot of great stuff from you all, got over my inhibitions and really enjoyed myself along the way. What will you talented ladies be doing? Let me know so I can visit your blogs for the remanding weeks.
Looking forward to seeing your final challenges. Yay!!
Soundtrack to this jumpsuit – Glory Box by Portishead
Fabric | Cotton Wax Print