All posts tagged: Jumping into June

BHL Holly Jumpsuit – No excuses needed this time

Last year I made a Holly Jumpsuit in the name of frivolity, also known as Jumping Into June. This time I didn’t need an excuse. I’d been given a gorgeous pair of shoes which just happened to be the same colour magenta as some of the circles on this silky fabric that I recently bought from Abakhan when I met up with Jenny in Chester.  This fabric was just crying out to be a jumpsuit! The first thing I did was try on my first Jumpsuit. I knew I’d need to modify the pattern pieces to avoid making a modesty panel like in version 1.  I’d also lost a few pounds too, so needed to check if any other adjustments were necessary. I needed to loose 4 inches from the drape at the front. It’s a bit tricky putting into words what I did to the front bodice piece.  Do the photos make sense? I basically removed the shaded wedge from the top which then created a side dart by cutting into the fabric and …

#jumpingintojune: A Lineup of Jumpsuits

Originally posted on said & done: Handmade by Chris:
What is the collective noun for a number of jumpsuits? A gaggle? A school? Hmm, not sure – but I am sure there should be a word for this, because when you look at the lineup of jumpsuits that #jumpingintojune has generated you know that these are here to stay. Aren’t they amazing? Look: Ali ofThimberlina in her BHL Holly – amazing jumping skills AND the requisite amount of modesty incluced. Amanda of Sew Deputy in her summery jumpsuit with the most impressie photography, inspite of some trampolin related embarassment my good self, Chris of Said&Done: Handmade by Chris, trying to be the teacher’s pet by making a long sleeve and a strappy sleeve jumpsuit Neela of SewFusion , who would convince even Alladin to wear a jumpsuit Sew and Supper in her fun and flowery summer jumpsuit Beth of Sewing Soothes the Soul  in another BHL Holly – the shorts version Tia Dia of MezzoCouture and the amazing red linen jumpsuit that daughters want ? And this is not all!…

The Leap Of Faith – with a modesty panel #jumpingintojune

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 …

WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN – #jumpingintojune

Oh my goodness me!  Whatever has come over me!  Last year when I made a random purchase of the BHL Holly Jumpsuit I had no idea what I’d be getting myself in to!  This would never have happened before the world went technically crazy and we all started blogging! So, here I am, about to take the plunge and Jump In To June!  I’m sure you want to know more, maybe even join in yourself.  If that’s a yes, then head over to Chris’s post HERE where all will be  revealed.  In the meantime, I need to have a rummage in the garage for something to jump off! Due to certain time restraints, which include teeing off in a team match in an hour, I’ve not time to write the full post.  Until next time when you see me take the leap of faith!

Ready – Steady – Juuuuuuuuuuuuump!!!!!!! #jumpingintojune

Originally posted on said & done: Handmade by Chris:
OMG – soooo exciting! Today is the last day of May – which of course makes tomorrow the start date of Jumping into June! All throughout June we would love to see your jumpsuit creations! Quite a number of intrepid sewists have already signed up for #jumpingintojune – see a list here. But of course you can still take part if the fancy takes you now. So as and when you are ready to blog about your jumpsuit, leave a comment here with the URL of the blog post so that other jumpers can jump (not hop, ’cause that is how we roll!) from blog to blog. I for one am getting myself ready for the the big jump. So I leave you with a tantalising glimpse of the uniform of Flight Lieutenant Said&Done. Cue Top Gun music!