Jumpsuits in the Dallas Heat!
Posted in Projects on Tuesday the 8th September 2020 by Vicki Ormerod
Hello! My name is Shun D. from shundavis.com and I am so excited to be a part of the Minerva Maker Team! For my first fabric I chose a beautiful yellow Cotton Poplin Fabric. I have to say …. originally, I had chosen the royal blue in this fabric (the safe choice for me) but it wasn’t available, so I decided to go with this vibrant yellow. My go to colors are normally Neutrals and Pastels so deciding to go with a yellow was completely outside of my comfort zone! However, I am so glad that I did because I love how bright and colorful this yellow is and it’s a great color for my skin tone!
The fabric comes in black, yellow, cerise pink, pale blue, pale pink, red and royal blue and is perfect for tops, lightweight dresses, skirts, loungewear and JUMPSUITS !
When I chose this fabric, I had no idea what I wanted to make with it, so I waited until it arrived to decide. Once I received the fabric and opened it, I fell in love with the vibrant color and the softness of the fabric. After washing the fabric, it was even softer! WIN WIN!! After studying the fabric for a while and looking through a few of my patterns I found the perfect one! Butterick 6691, view C.
I was heading out of town and I knew I would need something comfortable and breezy to wear in the Dallas heat! I decided to go with View C of this pattern because who doesn’t love a great jumpsuit!! Cutting the pattern pieces was probably the most tedious part of this pattern because sewing it up was a breeze. It took about a day and a half to complete.
For this pattern there was little modifications needed but I did lengthen the legs 2”. I usually need to do in every pattern to accommodate my long legs!
This cotton Poplin was the perfect weight for this jumpsuit, and it sewed up so easy. I cut all pieces using my Pinking Shears and serged the ends, but the fabric frayed very little.
By the cotton being lightweight it was perfect for the heat and humidity of Texas.
We decided to visit Deep Ellum, an art and entertainment district near downtown Texas. Let me just say if you are into art this is the place to visit. We went during the week so there was very little traffic. There are blocks and blocks of beautiful murals painted by artist from all over. My husband and I had so much fun going from block to block viewing the beautiful murals and snapping photos! We saw several artists starting new pieces! I wanted to pull up a chair and just watch them work but I knew I would melt if I stayed out in that heat too long! LOL!
Some of the murals worked as the perfect backdrop for this vibrant yellow so we took full advantage!
I loved working with this fabric and definitely plan to sew up a few tops with some of the other colors in the near future! I am definitely eyeing that royal blue!
Until Next time XOXO
You look absolutely fabulous in your outfit. · 14th Jul 2019 11:42pm