Here is my finished 1971 jumpsuit pattern in all its glory, next to the original. It’s Simplicity 9369. Simplicity’s model looks like she’s nine feet tall; just compare her with me (a mere 5 feet ten inches). The fact that the picture on the envelope photo seems to have been taken from knee height is probably helping her a bit. That’s my excuse anyway.
And here is the back view:
I’m glad I made this because it was fun, and I’m very pleased I managed to finish it despite the fitting problems, but it hasn’t turned out as glamorous as I’d hoped. I think I’ll keep it for lounging around the house on very lazy weekends!
4 thoughts on “Attack of the not quite 50 foot woman”
But it is very cute! I jst found your blog, and love your adventuresome spirit!
I actually wore something like around UCSC in 1973 and I have a few tips. Such wide pants were not meant in our day to be pooling around our feet, so shorten these a bit as in the photo. We balanced the wide leg with solid or thick-soled, heeled shoes, e.g. wear platforms, chunky-heeled two-inch? boots, or fashionable clogs or anything with a grounded but lenthening look, (nothing dainty, pointed or thin-heeled.) You’ll see what the right shoes do to make sense of the whole silhouette.
Also, I think you’ve skipped the shoulder pads which are in evidence in the photo and would bring that funnel neckline back up.
Hmmm… I hope you don’t mind me making a recommendation. To my inexperienced fitting eye, I think you need to take some of the volume out of the wide pant legs. I think they are overwhelming you. If you do that, the jumpsuit would look more like the pattern envelope. I also admire your adventuresome spirit!
Thanks very much for the suggestions! On looking at it again I think those will make a big difference. I will certainly give them a go and come back with more pictures. I so want this to work 🙂
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