Hi sewing friends. Today I’d like to share something new that I’ve tried for the It’s Gonna Be May blog tour. Brought to you by Petite Stitchery & Co. (Tour details and a giveaway are below-read on)
You may have noticed that I’m pretty slow to follow trends, so again I’m behind the curve on the popular bodysuit. Bodysuits seamed like a bear to fit and I couldn’t see a use for one in my wardrobe. Until now.
We’ll be taking a flight soon and I’m one of those people who has an ideal for what to wear on a plane. I want my legs covered so my skin isn’t touching those super gross seats. I have to carry bags and keep track of a little boy, so I want clothes that are fuss free: no retucking, no riding up, and minimal adjusting. I also like knits so I’m not a wrinkled mess at the end of the day.
I’d already worked out that I like to wear jeans in winter and skirts in summer, but I still struggled with the right topper that didn’t need continual adjusting. Then it dawned on me, a bodysuit!
The Juliet bodysuit in size large with no alterations. I chose to do the low scoop back and full coverage seat. I cut and sewed my lining first to test the fit. I trimmed a little away from the cheek area on the back piece and was good to go. My fitting worries came to nothing.
Next time I’d take advantage of the built-in swayback adjustment.
The Juliet circle skirt size large and cut at the xsmall midi-length hemline for length. Altered to be a 1/4 circle skirt and waistband shortened to 6in finished depth. I’m not going to share how I made the alteration to a 1/4 circle skirt because I messed it up royally. You really can’t see it on, but believe me it’s there.
Next time, I’ll choose a longer length- just an inch more would be great.
Petite Stitchery provided a complementary copy of the Juliet pattern for me to use in my post.
For the bodysuit- about 3/4 yard each of Art Galley cotton/lycra paired with a rayon/spandex jersey for the lining. I found these paired well together.
For the skirt- 1 1/8 yards of brushed poly from Boho Fabrics.
And now for the rest of the tour…
Sunday April 22nd:
Sewjourns, Kathy’s Kwilts, Naadjesendraadjes, Diskordia’s Curvy Sewing, Sewing Adventures in the Attick, Sewing Southern Belle
Monday April 23rd:
Margarita on the Ross, Our Play Palace, The Scatty Sewer, Rebel and Malice, My Heart Will Sew On, Sewing With D
Tuesday April 24th:
Sea of Estrogen, Seams Like Style, That’s Sew Amy, Mahlica Designs, Leslie J’s Sewing Shack, Miss Marah Sewn
Wednesday April 25th:
Liviality, Lime Leaves, My Sewing Roots, Tales From a Southern Mom, Jot Designs USA, Seams Sew Lo, The Needle and The Belle
Thursday April 26th:
Candi Couture Designs, Momma Sew Savvy, Blooming Skies, Stitched By Jennie, House of Estrela, Sewing Ambi
Don’t miss this:
Southern Belle Fabrics is offering a giveaway for a $50 store credit to support the blog tour. I think you could make up quite a few It’s Gonna Be May inspired pieces with Southern Belle Fabrics. I personally recommend the double brushed poly for circle skirts.
As always, thanks for reading today.
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