After watching episodes of Love Boat in the 70’s, when I saw this jumpsuit I thought I could image myself as Julie McCoy, cruise director. Reality hit me when my toile fabric was way too short to cut out the pants pieces for view E, so I came back to earth and used the rest of the fabric and made a dress.
Yes, Julie was skin and bones so that part of my reality didn’t cloud my sewing judgement.
This fabric is another piece that I picked up from Pitt Trading last year. I liked the colours in this knit so it was always going to be a challenge to match the print, keep the style simple without becoming a clown suit.
I’ve used a thick black elastic piece to join the top to the skirt. This is definitely going to be a day dress when we on holidays in the tropics. The gathers at the top of the jumpsuit were easier for me to pleat, so I did 9 pleats per side. You can’t tell when you look closely, but it made the shoulder line sit nicely.
Gorgeous fabric. I love that youre thinking sunshine when it is so cold here now!
Love the dress and those pleats do sit nicely.