Friday, 25 September 2015

Party time

Today I finally get to reveal my evening outfit. Not an evening dress but evening trousers in the form of a jumpsuit. 
Did anyone guess that?

I have been making it for ages but enjoyed wearing it last Saturday.

The neckline has a sort of roll with a front midriff waist which I liked the style of in my tartan summer dress here.

It was hard to make. Not because the pattern was difficult it was just I thought I had six weeks of summer holidays to do it in but with little ones at home I lacked concentration and made lots of mistakes. There was a great deal of unpicking along with fitting issues regarding my derriere.

The fabric is sponsored by Minerva Crafts along with the pattern Butterick B6130

The fabric is navy medium weight crepe and it is perfect for the drape of the trousers but thick enough not to have to line them.

It was so comfortable to wear, I danced all night in it without having to pull up straps or hitch up a bust. Going to the toilet was more of an afterthought so I had to keep making friends with strangers in the toilets to help me unzip the back. It was as impractical as dungarees are for children. However, the black tie event was in a farm field so it was good to wear something that required flatter shoes.

I don't go out much so I even cracked open my Carmen rollers from 1985! Anyone else still got some?

Bloke wore his bow tie and cumberband I made for him but by the time we got there it was too dark for any onsite photos which was a shame because the setting was beautiful. We had to make do with a selfie on the patio at home!

Thank you Minerva for some more beautiful fabric this month. 
Jo xxxx


  1. This is lovely - it's such a nice pattern, I love the waistband/gather detail and you look great in it, very elegant

  2. Wow! LOVE this! So beautiful on you. A wonderful make.

  3. Wow that's fab!, love the design and cut of the outfit.

  4. I wish I had your talent, I am going to a black tie event next month and it has cost a fortune not only buying a long gown but then due to been so small having to pay to get it altered. A truly beautiful make.

  5. Thats super duper and what a lovely couple you make too...a very fine pair indeed!!
    best Ash x

  6. Simply gorgeous as always! I love jumpsuits and yours looks so lovely. Sounds like the perfect outfit for your posh event :-)

  7. Such a nice selfie of you and your love :) Your outfit looks wonderful even if it requires some assistance to get in and out of it. I'm so glad you were comfortable and had fun in it. Wishing you a happy week! xx

  8. You look gorgeous! It's a great outfit. I know what you mean about jumpsuits and going to the loo though, it's a bit of a palaver. xx