5/27/14

Simplicity 1355 w/ McCall's 6848

Ok... how should I put this, I have never been the trendy type of gal or tricky trend type either.  I spend a considerable amount of time in suits and splatter a dress or skirt/top in the mix.  One or two weekends out of the month I take the liberty of stepping out for grocery shopping or such and when I do, I  grab a top and jeans.

Did I hear you ask what is a tricky trend?   You know the tricky trend type, that garment that just does not fall into any category, its just out there for a fleeting moment, but oddly re-emerge every other decade or two..... nowwwww you know what I'm talking about, crop tops, drop crotch pants, jumpsuits... yeah those.

Well I have been smitten by the latest sightings of jumpsuits via blogisphere and on the New York streets, and honestly truly loving the look.  So I have spent the better part of a year.. yes a year ping ponging back and forth over whether I could seriously pull off wearing one.  Last year I purchased McCall's 6083, but didn't sew it up and simultaneously reaffirming that it was too tricky of a garment to pull off especially at 50 years old... so I let it go.

Now it's 2014 and noting that the jumpsuit trend is still in effect and purchased two more patterns, Simplicity 1355 and McCall's 6848.

Mother & Daughter Scenario...

Daughter: More patterns... ooooh jumpsuits... nice, but wait ...
Mom:       I know, I know
Daughter:  ...no hear me out first, I thought you said you would not be caught dead in
                 one and some such about you being too old for it.
Mom:       I know, but that was last year
Daughter:  ummm yeah...I remember you texting me and calling me about it...
Mom:        You are making it seem like texting and calling you is an epic deal
Daughter:    ummm no.... I told you last year that you could wear it
Mom:         I don't remember that..
Daughter:    Likely not, you seem to have selective reading when it comes to my texts.
Mom:         Ok... question for you, do you think I can pull it off
Daughter:    Here we go again... Yes Ma.  Do me a favor DO IT FOR THE VINE
Mom:         I ainnnnnnn't gon do it 
Daughter:    Do It for the Vine... dang mama you working it like that...
Mom:          Oh umm yeah... I just got caught up in the moment... oooo now my back hurts..... lol

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Enjoyed wearing it so much I wore it again...




End result, a comfortable and effortless all in one outfit




29 comments:

Nakisha said...

LOVE it! I agree that you have to be purposeful with those tricky trends. Something not too flamboyant (like the pretty print you chose) and it needs to fit WELL. Which it does.

toy said...

Love it Sheila, just fabulous!!

Tracey said...

I too have been contemplating the jumpsuit and now that I see how great you look in yours I might take the plunge. I just don't like the idea of having to use the bathroom while wearing one.

Sheila said...

Thank you Nakisha. Being a vertical rectangle is a challenge, therefore making it hard to jump on the trendy wagon.

Sheila said...

Thank you Toy.

Sheila said...

Thank you Tracey. The bathroom calisthenics can be a bit much. Thankfully I only had to visit once while wearing. ...lol

Shelly said...

Ohhh yes, those tricky trends can be so hard to carry off but you have done it perfectly. I love it!

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I love that you put two patterns together to get what you wanted! This is lovely and you look great in it!

Serenity Love Sincere Peace Earth said...

Question.... How do you get into that jumpsuit??

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Good look and I love the shoes!

Sheila said...

Thank you Rachelle.

Sheila said...

Hi Serenity. Thankfully its a poly lycra. Just pull on as if putting on pants and up & over the boobs and slide the straps on. The next one will definitely have a zipper on it.

Sheila said...

Thanks Carolyn. In reviewing the original top for the pattern I immediately sensed fitting issues taking center stage. Totally wasn't in the mood for that. I wanted instant gratification.

Sheila said...

Thanks Shelley. I also felt that way about the peplum top and after seeing so many versions in blogisphere they won me over.

Faye Lewis said...

Your daughter was right, you look great!

alethia said...

Wow, the fit is on point. You look great!

velosewer said...

Go the jumpsuit. I knew you would knock this look out of the park!

Sheila said...

Thank you Faye. My daughter tells me often that I need to shed my second skin a/k/a my suits and live a little.

Sheila said...

Thank you Alethia.

Sheila said...

Thank you Maria.

Positively Necie said...

I love your jumpsuit. I have made one with at least two more in mind. You can dress them up or down very easily.

Sheila said...

Thank you Necie.

Dorothy DotDot said...

It' really cute.

Sheila said...

Thank you Ms. Dorothy.

c-ing said...

What style. It doesn't even look like a jumpsuit.

Nik said...

She's right: mama IS working it like that. Girl, you can wear a jumpsuit. I glad you took the plunge and just did it.

Sheila said...

Thanks Ladies.

Terri Berry said...

Comfortable AND effortless is my kind of garment. You 50?!!! WERK!! I love this on you. Good for you taking the plunge. You wear it well. I just purchased this pattern this past weekend hoping to give it a shot! Nice work!

Sheila said...

Thank you Terri.