Leaving the comfort zone

I started sewing my own clothes in part because I wanted very particular styles that weren’t available in the shops. I had a definite image of what I wanted to sew and for a while I made that. And very good it is too being able to make things in silver fabric and that actually cover the bits I want to cover (not modesty, just a case of feeling the cold!)

However I’ve been quite surprised to find that making my own things has led to wearing styles I probably wouldn’t have contemplated a few years ago. For example the 70s jumpsuit, which started out as a bit of a joke:



I’ve been amazed how much I’ve actually worn this. It does help that it’s warm and I can fit thick tights and a long-sleeved top underneath.

So when I saw this orange wide-legged YSL jumpsuit in Harper’s Bazaar (while waiting in the Chinese takeaway of all places) my first thought was ‘I wonder if I can make one like that’.

Might have to wait for the weather to warm up a bit first though.

4 thoughts on “Leaving the comfort zone

  1. Of course you can make one like that. You would look great in it too. But those rocks look like a bad idea.
    And I’m really thrilled that you wear that very cool black and white jumpsuit so much!

  2. I agree with Sewingelle …. and please do let us see how it is if you do. You’ve got the figure and height to carry it off with style…. Wish I could wear orange without the colour wearing me…. Sigh.
    I have a question about an earlier post too – did you make 2091 again and fix the fit issues? I’d love to know how it turned out for you.

    1. Afraid I haven’t revisited 2091 yet, although I’m starting to think I should because I unearthed some suitable fabric in stash recently. Maybe that’ll be up next!

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