A rainy day spent cutting and taping. And thinking of the possibilities of the True Bias Yari jumpsuit.
This pattern went by me when it was released. Recent pics on Instagram got me!
I did lots of browsing and blog reading before I jumped. Indie patterns tend to be expensive, and this is no exception at $14 for the PDF version.
Having purchased and downloaded the pattern, I found myself out of printer ink and paper 🙂 Normally I have backup inventory of both, but (1) printing the Grainline Felix dress wiped me out of paper, and (2) I got a new printer a couple months ago. And haven’t bought more ink.
BTW, this is a great inexpensive printer, $49.99, the Epson Expression Home 440. It’s fully featured, easy to use, and not kerflunked with web links and so on, as was my previous HP printer (drove me crazy)
Anyway, I did an early early morning sprint to Office Depot. I don’t take a shopping trip lightly, because I don’t like to do it! I went with my first cup of Joe in hand.
Back to the pattern, I found two versions that clinched it for me. Both feature the wide-leg hack that Kelli has on her site (here).
From the Kelli, one that reminds me of all the pinafore-inspired jumpsuits being seen this summer:
And from the delightfully creative and talented Sophie at Ada Spragg, beautifully done with a waist casing:
I will be cautious! There are a bunch of critical fitting points, so I’ll do a muslin in stash cottons, just the shorts.
However – ordered this morning, pear Kaufman Brussels Washer Linen. This color is not easy to find, but ImagineGnats came to my rescue 🙂
p.s. I do buy a lot of this Brussels Washer linen from Fabric.com, but they haven’t had this color in stock. Still, it’s a great shopping alternative. They have a wonderful inventory of Kaufman linens, both Brussels Washer and Essex.
Back soon! Coco