As it happens , at the end of July is my 50th High School reunion. I'm on the planning committee and if no one showed up, I'd still call it a success because it's been so much fun organizing the events.
Friday night the 29th is Meet and Greet night which my husband and I are hosting.
I wanted something really fun, sporty but special so I designed a jumpsuit using my SFD sloper together with my Silhouette Patterns yoga pant turned into palazzo pants.
Here's my drawing
and here's the jumpsuit. ( I love it !).
I'm so happy with how it turned out. The fit is just about perfect and I love the cut of the bottom.(pant) I used my beloved Milano rayon knit from Fabricville and it is just the right weight for this garment,
How did I make the top you might want to know ?
I simply closed the bust dart on a copy of my sloper and opened it in the shoulder area.
I also added about an inch more to the width of the shoulder and then gathered it to fit an extended back shoulder.
As you see in this pic I also added to the width of the bodice and drew a V neckline.I had originally planned on adding a wing collar but I felt that might make it too warm to wear on a hot July night.
I wanted the bodice to blouson a little so I added an extra inch at the waist. I had intended to sew open end darts in my original plan but that didn't work out. I added elastic to the waist and button closures to the bodice.
I managed to achieve a really good fit , thanks to my SFD sloper. As for the bottom, I've written several times about Silhouette Patterns 3400 yoga pant and what a flattering fit I get .
I'm very happy with my jumpsuit. It feels very elegant on and I think it's just the right garment for this important occasion.
I also made Jessica a jumpsuit yesterday by using her SFD sloper and her Sil. Patterns yoga pant
pattern. Hers is more fitted through the hips and less wide through the legs. I used the same method of closing the bust dart, opening at the shoulder and gathering to fit the back shoulder but rather than widening the shoulder I narrowed it. I felt this was more suited to a young girl's shape. She loved it
and I needn't have worried that it wouldn't fit her because it really did!
I love Surefit Designs! I even bought the children's kit and am busy using it to make four matching (sort of ) little girl dresses for my four little grand-daughters. It's so much fun !!! I'll be showing those next month after my son comes home with riley and poppy.
Next time , I want to show you the dress I made for the dinner and Dance evening of my reunion. It's really pretty, I think . So please come back to see.
Happy Sewing from