August, and time to think about my Garment of the Month. Since it is so wet and hot and buggy and generally awful outside, I think I’ll just stretch my already bent mind and sew something really challenging! A playsuit jumpsuit…
Got to stay on trend, right? More than that, I really like jumpsuits. They remind me of the 80’s, when I wore them a lot. Well, as much as my budget allowed – the long ones, with buckles and cargo pockets and zippers, done in cottons and khakis, could be expensive!
In the last two years I’ve managed to collect four jumpsuit patterns, and I’ve even put a few on my Pinterest board. I just haven’t sewn one.
I finally settled on this pattern from Salme. I really like the off-shoulder ‘cap’ sleeve, pockets, and belted waist. It also looks a little more finished than many of the patterns coming out from the Big 4 this summer.
And I found this cute calico fabric, Domestic Bliss, from eQuilter. It’s about as close as I’ll come to sewing a ‘sewing theme’ fabric – something I’ve always wanted to do, but this is the first print I’ve liked.
In case you’re wondering, no, I won’t be doing shorts! I like long jumpsuits, so I’ll be doing my usual redrafting thing. But I think it’s going to be a fun project.
Bye for now! Coco