Monday, July 13, 2009

Calypso and Review on Self Drafted Jumpsuit

I hope everyone had a great weekend filled with peace and quiet and lots of crafting. I buckled down this weekend with some knitting and I finally have a finished knitted garment to show you. I am so happy with the outcome.

This is Calypso. I've been working on her for the past few months off and on. I got a chance to test drive her last night at the Italian festival. Man were those pork sandwiches good. Now, if I can focus a bit, review all my notes, and channel some sizing issues, I might just have a pattern to share with you all.

I'm also happy to add that I finally started working out. I started with a half hour of yoga yesterday and I made it through 25 minutes of the DVD. Today I'll add and aerobic workout first and do the yoga afterwards. I hope I can make it. It's crazy how out of shape you can get when you don't work out for a few months.

On a lighter note, as promised, here is a review of the Self Drafted Jumpsuit I made.


Pattern Description:

one piece strapless jumpsuit

Pattern Sizing:

12

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?

Self drafted pattern

Were the instructions easy to follow?

I winged this one all the way, and love the outcome. Man do I love my serger. It makes things so much easier and faster to finish.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?

I put this jumpsuit together in about 2 hours.

Fabric Used:

Cotton or polyester jersey knit. Not really sure. I'm starting to think it's more of a polyester knit. I picked the fabric up at Walmart for a $1.50 a yard. That price alone has me smiling.

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:

I didn't want an elastic casing to show at the top of the band so I stitched the elastic and tricot to the edge of the fabric at the top of the bodice. The band is then folded down and the tricot is in place hiding any inside work.

The bottom of the tricot is then serged to the waistline where the bottom of the bodice and pants meet. After that, I tacked/stitched a couple of stitches on the side seams right below the elastic (stitch in the ditch) to keep everything in place.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?

Definitely. I think I want one in red now.

Conclusion:

It was a wonderful idea that stemmed from a picture of a well known celebrity. The concept is pretty easy. Make a tube top making sure to place darts in the front and back of the bodice to get a more fitted look. If you have a TNT pants pattern you like with a wide leg, use it. The sky is the limit.

8 comments:

gold said...

That top you knitted up is too cute!
Good job! on the jumpsuit!

Susan said...

What a great FO. You look too cute in that knit top.

Great job on the jumpsuit! I forgot that I was trying to make one a while back. I'm going to have to put this back on the table for projects (now that your rockin' yours). lol

Tanya said...

WOW! Love the jumpsuit and the knitted top, they both look great on you.

Virtuous said...

You have been producing some wonderful garments! The tunic, diva jumpsuit, and now this out of sight Calypso tank!!

Great work woman!!!

Monique said...

You did a fab job on both the jumpsuit and the halter. I'm really impressed with you drafting your own jumpsuit. It came out great!!!

robin said...

Great job on both projects! I especially like the jumpsuit - very flattering!

Cennetta said...

Super cute.

Adrienne said...

I LOVEEEEEEEEEEE that jumpsuit lol but you already know that lol.

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