"" The girl who makes things: Jumping into November

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Jumping into November

When I ordered my Minerva supplies three months ago, I literally had no idea about what I'd want to make for November. This time last year Lisbon was going through a mini autumnal heatwave and we were spending most of our weekends on the beach. This October's been a bit crap though, and the majority of our weekends have been spent huddled up indoors in woolly jumpers. It seems that the Portuguese weather system is just as unpredictable as the British. For this month's Minerva Make, therefore, I decided to take a stab at something I've never made before and never imagined wearing: a jumpsuit.

The pattern is Simplicity Project Runway 1158. It allows you to mix and match a number of different styles so you can be fairly creative with the overall design of your project. I really like cross-over style tops and dresses on me, so I went for View A with the narrow leg bottom half.

I wanted my jumpsuit to be super soft and comfy so I ordered navy blue jersey fabric which did the job perfectly. I used to be nervous about sewing with stretchy fabrics but I've since been converted to them. The only tricky stage is cutting out the pieces but after that they are really easy to sew, as long as you stitch with a slightly looser tension.

Once I'd cut out all the pieces, the whole project came together within a day. The pattern instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Normally I cut a size smaller for the top half but I opted for a straight size 10 this time which was fine as the fabric and elasticated waistband allow plenty of movement.  I didn't really experience any issues or problems and I even got to add a few extra skills to my set, such as making the back tie.

I'm not sure when I'm going to wear my jumpsuit, it might have to wait until next spring unless the weather gets warmer before winter. I'm glad I made it though and it's slightly different addition to me wardrobe which takes me out of my comfort zone. 

1 comment:

  1. Love the shape on you, the fit looks great!