Jumpsuits and Croquis
 Just sketched, now ready for drafting.

Just sketched, now ready for drafting.

Before I jump into talking about jumpsuits, over the weekend I received a brand new sketch pad full of croquis; over 420 figure templates.  Every now and then I like designing my own patterns from my designs as seen here.  Drawing my own figures each time I was inspired to design was interesting to say the least.  My figures were never to scale and therefore neither were my designs.  So why go through the hassle? Use a shortcut.  I used the sketchpad immediately when it arrived last Friday from Amazon (don't you love their Prime Free 2 day Shipping).  My sister and mom came over for dinner.  While relaxing on the couch looking at TV and talking, I showed my mom the Fashion Sketchpad:420 Figure Templates , new patterns, and she provided me a valuable 1:1 lesson for a jacket I'm in the process of making for my sister.  

 Relaxing with my mom (and sister not pictured)

Relaxing with my mom (and sister not pictured)


Here are a few jumpsuits I made over the summer months.  It’s something about a jumpsuit that has me wanting to make more.  I can’t keep my mind off making one more, and one more…well you get the point. 

 Inspired by Lanvin's Spring 2014 Lame details.

Inspired by Lanvin's Spring 2014 Lame details.

The black jumpsuit pants were made using OOP (out of print) Kwik 3671 and the top was made using McCalls 6083, option E. 

 Having fun on the dance floor

Having fun on the dance floor

A girlfriend of mine threw her husband an amazing themed All White birthday party aboard a yacht this past summer.  A jumpsuit is perfect for partying and dancing.  

There were two different patterns used to make the white jumpsuit.  The pants were made using OOP (out of print) Kwik 3671 and the top was made using McCalls 6745 View A.  The alterations were sewing not sewing the bodice front as one piece.  The back was drafted into the left and right bodice.  A 1" elastic waistband was added to the jumpsuit.

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