Not trying to overshadow my patchwork #hinterlanddress
, or be an overachiever, BUT here’s the thing... jumpsuits have been on my mind all week. I’ve really wanted one all year but haven’t found the perfect pattern and haven’t had the time or energy to hack one into what I’d really like. But after finishing up my blog post this week for my patchwork dress, and because I love it so much, I thought this would make a great bodice for a jumpsuit as well. So on Thursday I decided, on a whim mind you, that I’d try combining the Hinterland bodice with the #ninniculottes
and it’s a dream. The Hinterland bodice is just the perfect amount of feminine for a jumpsuit, in my opinion. I’ve got curves, people, and sometimes my oversized style doesn’t do them justice, but the Hinterland does.
I made this from a mid-weight navy linen from my stash I picked up from Joann’s recently, the store by my house is moving so they’re clearancing everything and it was a steal. I’m realizing it’s times like this that it’s good to have a fabric stash, because when you have an idea you just have to jump on it sometimes while the passion is still there. Elizabeth Gilbert talks about this in her book Big Magic, so I’m pretty sure it’s a thing.
The only thing I’d do differently is to extend the placket into the pants because I do have to do a bit of wiggling to get in and out of it, but it’s not a big deal. I did extend the bodice 1.5” but it’s not really enough.
Anyway, this is another great combo I wanted to share and I guess another entry for the #hinterlandsewoff
P.S. I can do a blog post on this one if there’s interest!