Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Birthday Sewing McCalls 7099: Multi Chain Jumpsuit with Contrast Sleeves and Upper Back

My 47th Birthday was Sunday February 22, though we celebrated on Saturday since my Son could only come home for a few hours for my birthday.   I decided to make myself a jumpsuit and also to submit it in a Facebook Sewing group contest, but I got sick with the flu last week so needless to say it didn't happen.  So I finished it up on Monday night.  

My vision for this Jumpsuit McCalls 7099 took a drastic turn when I laid out this fabric to cut it.  I originally was going to go all black for this pattern when I saw it on the pattern cover, I really liked the simplicity of the jumpsuit in all black.  I thought I could jazz it up with a sparkly silver belt and sparkly shoes.  Or dress it down with some cute pumps and a summer blazer.  

I stood at my stash and looked for some black jersey and my eyes traveled over to this fabric.  I instantly thought hmmmmmmm, I wonder if I could pull this off.  Actually, I really wanted to get this fabric out of my stash.  It had been there for awhile and I had no earthly idea what I was going to do with it.  It was on sale I think at Fabric Mart for like $3.00 and something a yard, so me not being able to move pass a sale of any kind, I jumped on it.  When it came in the mail, I didn't even blink just tossed it in the stash.  

Because the pattern of the fabric is so busy I decided to add some black contrast to it and used my black jersey for the sleeves and upper back.  Just to break  up the busyness of the fabric.  I thought if I used it for the entire garment it would look a little clownish, on me anyway.  I really like how it came out.  

ITY Knit Jumpsuit in multi-color chain link print with Black Jersey knit sleeves and upper back!  Details on the blog, blog address in profile  #Itsmelaniedarling #seamstress #sewing #sewist #sewcialist #sewingblogger #asewinglife #imakemyownclothes #imad

Happy Sewing!


  1. Nothing short of awesome. And happy birthday to you too!

  2. You have such great style Melanie. I love this jumpsuit.

  3. Pure love Mel! That fabric does not disappoint!! So bold and just beautiful!

  4. I just bought this pattern. It's a simple sew but your fabric tho! That's what's going to make the different with this jumpsuit the fabric and you nailed it! Nicely done!

  5. Love, love, love this! Looks great on you!

  6. I really love your blog and your style. This is very cute. You are giving inspiration.


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