I've been talking about romper and jumpsuit shopping for a bit now. Spring and Summer always remind me that one-pieces are all I really want my Tiny Closet to be made of.
If only I could find the perfect collection. But the search has been so difficult just to find one! And I mean, I did find one. But I want another one maybe?
I was way past tired of not finding exactly what I was looking for in a romper or jumpsuit until I was browsing vintage sewing patterns on Crafty Paneen a few weeks ago and I found the absolute perfect jumpsuit sewing pattern from the 80's!
I snatched it up quick.
Instead of going straight to the obvious knit or white linen to make my classy, one of a kind jumpsuit,
I chose to go a completely different route and instead, chose a statement print.
Tropical prints on mens clothing in particular is super fresh and urban right now, and I totally wanted to play with that modern style using this old sewing pattern.
Of course, I did take the liberty of making a few simple alterations to the pattern. I gave myself short sleeves and also put elastic on the sleeves and legs so the jumpsuit would wear more like a track or sweatsuit. This made it look a bit more classic hip hop, which I wanted but it wasn't too obvious due to the modern print.
Working with this pattern was brilliant because it reminded me that even though I design clothing for myself,
I don't always have to create from scratch every time I want something I can't find in the stores. That can easily become a hassle.
There's literally thousands of sewing patterns, old and new, to browse through online and in stores to either make yourself or have made for you!
jumper: vintage pattern from Crafty Paneen / shoes: Vans / lips: M.A.C. Ruby Woo / nail color: American Apparel White
From time to time, sewing special or basic pieces is a wonderful step to creating a one of a kind wardrobe and wearing what you love.
With your own choice of fabric, prints, and sizing the possibilities are endless!
Just like a gal's Closet should be :)