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!