I’ve been twiddling my thumbs on this 70’s jumpsuit for a while, thinking will I, or won’t I? I’ve even alluded to it in a couple of posts, and readers have either a) laughed your head off at the silly styling, or b) remained tactfully silent!
But still this vision remained in my head of a cool jumpsuit – for some reason I have images in my head of Gucci in the 70’s, or Carnaby Street in it’s heyday. I think with the right styling this one has the potential to be quite edgy.
or this one from Chanel:
Actually the Chanel Autumn 2011 collection is full of cropped jumpsuits with low slung patch pockets (notice they are all virtually the same pattern but in different fabrics – which I thought was cheating a bit!):
Anyway I have decided to run with my gut instincts and proceed. I mean if Peter was considering making a jumpsuit in sequins – why am I worried about making one in conservative charcoal wool for?!!
The final deciding factor was that, if I lay up carefully, I actually have enough fabric for the-jacket-I-originally-intended-to-make, as well as the jumpsuit. Nothing to lose then, right?
So I whipped up a quick calico out of an old sheet (which promptly ripped down the CF when I tried it on – hopefully that is not an omen):
It’s not too bad – it just needs a bit more room, some major lowering of the back rise, and minor lowering of the back neckline. And a tuck out of the front armhole. Obviously my vision of cool is not yet realised…..
Can you tell I’m not entirely sure about this one? I like the overall design, just not sure whether I have the aplomb to pull it off. Stylewise, it’s definitely off on a tangent for me, but I’ve already cut it out so there’s no going back now!
Enough waffle – how about you – do you like to take style risks occasionally – step out of your comfort zone and into something new? Do you dress seeking the security of peer approval, or do you knowingly accept that many will think your choices are weird?