RAW Area, Berlin
Sometimes I’m such a fashion victim! Even though I’m trying to get less influenced by fashion trends and try to create a timeless and longlasting wardrobe, I can’t resist all temptations. Lately, I have seen a lot of jumpsuits on Instagram. It’s probably the fault of the current boilersuit trend and the patterns Zadie Jumpsuit of Paper Theory as well as Sirocco Jumpsuit of Deer & Doe. And as usual, if I see something often enough, I’m convinced that I need it right away. Or as Manuela of A Sewing Architect likes to call it “Insta made me buy it”. As you can tell, it is really hard to avoid these temptations but in the case of this jumpsuit, I’m actually quite happy that I didn’t. I’m already really this newly me-made piece and have a lot of different outfit combinations in mind. As I tend to have fitting problems with pants I decided to use a jumpsuit pattern of Knipmode as their patterns fit me the best. Also this pattern had a great fit right away, you can read more about it below.
Jumpsuit: me-made pattern 23 Knipmode 05/2014
White blouse: Paul Costelloe (via TK Maxx)
Sunglasses: Oscar de la Renta (via TK Maxx)
Earrings: “inherited” from my mom
Bag: Pashli Bag from 3.1 Phillip Lim (2nd Hand via Vite en Vogue)
Leo flats: Steve Madden (2nd Hand via Kleiderkreisel)
Modifications: I made no changes to the pattern. I only changed the workmanship for the insides as I did not like the suggested mix of facings and bias tape. The neckline as well as the armholes were finished by facings. As the neckline tends to open up, I will add a press button and will also add some fabric for future versions.
Conclusion: I had no idea how much a jumpsuit was missing from my wardrobe. I’m really loving this piece and I’m happy that I decided for a sleeveless version as it gives me more possibilities for outfit combinations. The next version is already planned with short legs and made from black linen fabric, perfect for my summer vacation in June. I can really highly recommend this pattern! Only getting in and out of a jumpsuit takes some time to get used to. Even though mine has a zipper at the side seam and elastic at the back waist, I had to practice this to avoid any accidents at my workplace 😉