The patterns I used Butterick B4556, View F for my bodice and New Look 6764 for my pant. My fabric choice was a light weight denim that had slight stretch; it is a home dec fabric and could be used for window treatments.
At first draft, I added 2.5″ to the side seams on front and back pieces and was WAYYYYY too big; then, I cut sides seams down 2″ and it was too tight. Second draft, I added side panels that were about 1 1/8″ and it was just right! I adjusted the collar to open at the back because I decided on a zipper back. Wrong!…I moved the zipper to the side. I would have been trapped in my jumpsuit, come bathroom time! I also cut 1″ off side seams of pants and took the “curve” out of the side hip making them straight, as I have no hips. I cut 2″ off the waist of the bodice (my short torso); and added upper bust darts, so I would not have “wings”.
I love the way it turned out! Excuse my bathroom (so embarrassing)!
I used to wear jumpsuits LOTS in the 70s! But, I will stick to the elastic waist (no zips, please) jumpers!
HAPPY SEWING! Have a great week! 😊
Happy Belated Birthday to me!
My birthday was in April.😏
My Mom’s friend (who knits and sews) was de-stashing her fabric and I was the happy recipient of 2 bins of fabric. My plan was to fly home (although I’ve lived in Florida for 15 years, Chicago is still ‘home’), anyway, I was going to pack and ship to myself…but, that did not happen. Mom wanted me to have something, so she picked a few to fit in a flat rate box and sent (what you see pictured). The orange squares/diamond print might be a challis; the yellow floral is flow-ey, maybe a challis?; purple/white floral is a knit; grey is a knit; the pink is a silk blend; and that lovely tropical print is a woven blend of sorts.
I’m happy! Thanks Mommi!
…which started off as a 93″ long store bought window panel.
First, I had to figure out the cut. Desired finished length was 38″ (drawn shade) and added 24″ to that length = 64″. So, I cut this long panel down to 64″ and added a double 1″ hem. Each row of rings are 6″ apart and because this panel is 45.5″ wide, there are 5 rings per row.
Then added the cord and drew shade up to the 38″ length and knotted.
Done! My #WednesdayInProgress
A customer dropped off this box of goodies!
Bamboo knitting needles and all sorts of knitting and sewing notions; yarn; cotton fabrics; machine feet for the Bernina; Schmetz machine needles; cut muslin squares ready for quilting; and more!
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