Well, it's done and submitted! WHEW!! This one was really a test. McCalls 7330 was the second required submission in the Rippin Ain't Easy Sewing Challenge. http://prettygirlssew.com/rae-2016-challenge-2-military-inspired-jumpsuit/
This pattern was a challenge for me in unexpected and expected ways. First, I do love jumpsuits, but honestly structured ones aren't my favorites. My body (in its currently questionable state) isn't really designed for a structured pattern like this one. But, since I didn't have access to my favorite model (my daughter) I had no choice but to make it for myself. What was difficult about this one was that I knew my waist measurements were not where they should be based upon the pattern. I tried to compensate for that in my cutting. The problem was there was no real way to adjust the pieces until you put the pants to the bodice. That's when I realized just how warped my mind is about my current size. At any rate, I spent the next three days trying to get the size right. I rarely create something that I'm not thrilled with. I was not thrilled with this one. But I finished it in enough time to submit it for the contest. I just hope enough folks will still vote for me to keep me in the contest. The next two items are really cute and I would love to create my versions of them both. But, if not, my motivation to get back to what I love has been rekindled. I made this dress Thursday morning before going to work, so I feel ok about it in the end.
This was incredibly quick. I woke at about 5:00. Started this at 6:00 and was in it and at work at 8:00! I got this fabric at Fine Fabrics in Atlanta and I knew I wanted a dress with cuffs from it. This was totally fun and I love the way the neckline came out.