Recently, I came across this picture of Rocsi Diaz in a cute jumpsuit she wore to the Grammy Awards. She appears casual and comfortable, yet still classic and polished. I like comfortable. I like polished. So, when I came across a similar pattern during a fabric store sale, I figured I’d give it a shot.
*Side Note* Have you noticed a trend? I do not buy full-price fabric. Ever. And I definitely do not buy cheap-looking fabric. I shop the clearance bin and it works for me. And it can work for you too.
Back to regularly scheduled blogging. . .
The pattern called for an elastic waist which did not work for the look in the photo. Once I removed the elastic option, it took quite a bit of manipulating. I added two darts in the back and a front and back gathers at the bottom of the bodice.
I really like how this jumper turned out. And although I gave up the jersey knit to create the look in the photo, it is still quite comfortable. Because I created the jumpsuit without the elastic and stretch knit, I have to wiggle and jiggle my way in and out of the jumper. It’s okay, a little wiggle and jiggle never hurt anyone. This is definitely something I will do again but next time with a side zipper.
What do you think? Did I capture comfortable, polished look of Rocsi’s jumpsuit?