It's spring sewing time y'all! And we had the perfect weather this weekend to actually be outside sleeveless without looking like a fool!
So, out of all of the newly released patterns, Vogue 9075 is the first one I made. It's pretty ironic because it wasn't love at first sight. I really crinkled up my nose and kept right on scrolling when I first saw it. It had to grow on me. So by the time they went on sale at Hancock, I looked at it in the big book and I was sold. Do you ever have to do that? Go in the store and sit down and flip through the catalog? It's something about the big glossy pages that allow me to study the lines and see them in a different way that I don't necessarily get when looking at them online.
I knew from the jump that I didn't want the sleeves. Even if I make that cute little full-skirt dress, I'm still going to make it sleeveless. Something about those little sleeves that just make me not a fan. Maybe it's the odd length. I can do a cap sleeve, but that short sleeve? Just no... But I do reserve the right to change my mind! I'm a woman and it's my prerogative -- if I see something that's fabulous that compels me to sew it. So don't hold me to that.
So for this pattern, I cut the 14. I lengthened the bodice by an inch. This bodice is cut to be very fitted. Just wanted to give you the heads up on that. Since I've lost some inches off the bust and reduced a couple of cup sizes, I didn't need to make a FBA. That's one alteration that I'm not going to miss doing. When making jumpsuits, my number one concern is always crotch depth. Camel toe action is NOT cute, no matter who sews it! LOL When I measured the rise, it measured fine so I didn't have to make an alteration there. And when I measured the inseam, I liked the length. I would normally add 2-3 inches to the length. But I decided that since this jumpsuit pretty much looks like a dress, I would let the hem fall exactly as I would if this were actually a midi dress or skirt. Any longer, I just don't think it would've come across as chic as I would've wanted it to. So, if you're shorter than me (I'm 5'9"), you may want to consider the length and where you'd like for the hem to fall.
I made this in this gorgeous cream wool-like poly blend crepe. It's absolutely stunning fabric. It looks and feels like a very lightweight wool crepe. But it's a poly/viscose/lycra blend. The fabric drapes beautifully as you can see. I decided to omit the pockets for obvious reasons. And I fully-lined the jumpsuit in a nylon tricot.
The great thing about poly is that it's not quick to wrinkle. I sat down to put on my shoes and rode in the the car with only minimal wrinkling. As much as I want to be a "fabric purist", I love arriving to my destination without looking as if I slept in my clothes. So in this instance, hip hop hurray for polyester!
Yup I confirm that the dress variation looks good too: http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/floral-blues-dressReplyDelete
That dress is adorable. I may make a version with a lowered bodice.Delete
it's gorgeous Erica, perfect for Autumn in Australia tooReplyDelete
Thanks Cass! And yes, it's a great transitional garment!Delete
Looks great,admittedly I zoomed past it on Vogue website. I would have to make the neckline a tad lower for myself though. Would be great for cycle riding in the summer.ReplyDelete
I think it would look great with a scoop or v-neck bodice! Thanks Louise!Delete
Very very nice. I cut it out, hopefully I will get to it soon. Love yours.ReplyDelete
I can't wait to see yours. I love this pattern way more than I thought I would! Thanks Melanie!Delete
Yes yes yes!!! Welcome to #teamculottes ;-) And you've gone one step better, in a jumpsuit. So very classy and contemporary all rolled into one.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous. This reminds me of that Oscar jumpsuit you made years ago that got me to follow your blog in the first place.ReplyDelete
How fantastic! I felt pretty meh about the version on the Vogue website and wouldn't have given it a second thought, but your version is THE BEST! If you ever feel like you really want to indulge, you should make up a version in 4-ply silk crepe!ReplyDelete
OMG! A 4-ply silk would be drop dead gorgeous! That's a great suggestion! Thanks!Delete
When I saw you post "culotte jumpsuit" on FB, I was a little leery. But I should've known better because you know what you're doing. This looks fabulous on you. And the color is perfecto!ReplyDelete
I bet you gave me the biggest sideeye! LOL Thanks Ms. Lisa!Delete
LOVELY Erica B ;)ReplyDelete
Another beautiful garment, Erica! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thanks couture a la mode!Delete
I loved this pattern immediately. Lovely Erica!ReplyDelete
Thanks M. Inez!Delete
I love this, would you mind sharing the inside and how to lined the garment?ReplyDelete
Just like you would line a dress. You're essentially making it twice. And the pattern provides great instructions on lining the bodice. Don't over think it. It's very simple. Thanks Kely!Delete
I shall follow you all over the internet telling you how much I love it! haha! Very nice and the cream is perfection.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much, each and every time Nakisha!Delete
I think I was sold on this pattern after I saw the McCall patterns Instagram blog post comparing this to a similar one worn by a celeb. Then I was sold still haven't bought it, but I probably will. In any event, your cream crepe one is the cream of the crop, Erica!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Mary Beth!Delete
I would never had picked this pattern in a million years but it does look fabulous! Your decisions keep it from looking frumpy. Hmmm...now I'm wondering if I could pull it off.ReplyDelete
If you can wear a dress this length, you can wear this jumpsuit. Thanks!Delete
Absolutely fabulous! I will have to take a second look at this pattern.ReplyDelete
Always look forward to your posts.........really nice!ReplyDelete
It's beautiful! Lucky you that the weather by you is warm enough for sleeveless. I have snow and ice on the ground and it's cold…brrrr. Anyway, you look gorgeous in your new ensemble. Bravo!ReplyDelete
It was a beautiful weekend. But our weather is crazy unpredictable. We could have snow and ice next week. Thanks Tomasa!Delete
Maybe You like it - :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Lrx3lF1eOQReplyDelete
Thanks for the link.Delete
I fell in love with this pattern as soon as it was released. Yours looks exactly the way I envisioned it :) Just waiting for it to become available in Australia.ReplyDelete
I love it. well done!ReplyDelete
I have been umming and ahhing about this pattern since it was released. I love it but need to order it online as it isn't in Australia yet. After seeing your version though I'm definitely buying it. I am in love! You look fantastic in it. I hope my version is half as good.ReplyDelete
Erica thanks for this review. I did not love this pattern at first but you and Adrienne have sold me on it. I will be attempting to make it soon. I have the pattern cut out I just have to hope I have enough fabric on hand in my stash. Thanks for the inspiration to try this jumpsuit.ReplyDelete
I didn't love it either. It really had to grow on me. I'm planning another version now! Thanks frougiefashionista!Delete