Firstly can I apologise for yesterday’s post which may have distressed some readers and put them off their lunch. I returned home late last night after getting drenched at golf, opened my reader and was shocked to see me almost doing a full frontal for all to see! I never realised I’d put that photo as my feature image! Needless to say it’s gone and won’t be reappearing!
So, onwards and upwards!
We’ve all been waiting for June with varying degrees of anticipation and excitement! A few weeks ago in some friendly blogging banter on Chris’s blog it was somehow suggested that we’d sew Jumpsuits for June! Before I knew it I was signed up and dusting off my Holly Jumpsuit pattern – or Jolly Humpsuit if your that way inclined!
I think rather than rambling on I really need to just move on and show you my pics! The first photo shoot was in pouring rain, and after a dynamic risk assessment by trainee blog manager (TBM) and myself the height of the Jump was drastically reduced, and high heels were replaced with flip flops.
Strange face – slightly cold and anxious
Waaaay Hay……! The first Jump!
Landing Gear Engaged…..
I was then instructed by TBM that I needed to jump higher and further forward! Did he not realised I’m nearly 44 and should really have some sort of crash mat on the ground for my delicate frame!?
Oh well, I decided I’d give it a go, so with trouser part of jumpsuit tucked away to avoid major trip hazard I prepared for takeoff.
Preparing for forward launch –
nearly getting an eyeful!
And safely down!
After all the excitement, daftness and danger of the above photo shoot, I only thought it right to show you some ‘normal’ photos. Firstly a few quick ones taken in the rain.
As you’ll know it’s really hard to smile and appear cheerful for photos in the wind and rain so this morning as it was sunny I put it on, along with a makeshift modesty panel for a few more pictures.
Holly and Morris – they get on so well together! I also put my orange wedges on to see what Holly would look like with heels. I know they don’t match, but they’re comfy and I didn’t want to fall over on the patio for the sake of a few photos! These are really high, lower ones needed – #mustgoshopping
After seeing my pics and how versatile the Holly can be I just know you’ll be wanting to make one before the month is out! For those who think you’re the wrong shape or size for one, here’s my measurements. I didn’t think I was either, but I was pleasantly surprised with now it turned out. I’m 5ft4, bust 43, upper bust 39, waist 36 and hips 42. I added 1 ruler width, just over an inch I think, to the bodice, and did a 2 inch FBA.
Here’s the pix from the FBA – there’s a great tutorial on the BHL website:
This last one shows the pattern piece on top with out the FBA
The FBA worked a treat and reduced the boob gapeage but the increased width was really weird. It shouldn’t have given me any extra width on the front waist according to how I altered my pattern but i ended up with 2 inches, and I think it was these 2 inches wish causing the boobs to be exposed at the front! I nipped in the excess and sewed some darts – if you looks at the front you can notice some bagging under the bust but don’t think anyone else will notice.
So still not tempted?? If you need more inspiration head over and have a look at Chris’s first Jumpsuit (yes – she’s made more than one!!) and Amanda’s (I bet she’ll make loads….we should have a sweep stake and see who can guess how many jumpsuits she sews up in 2015!).
Oh, and guess what??!! Not only are we Jumping Into June this month, it’s Indie Pattern Month over at the Monthly stitch!! There’s competitions and prizes all months, with a different category each week. My jumpsuit won’t qualify for this weeks competition which is Dresses, but they want to see any Indie Pattern makes so I think I’ll have to share this over there too!