Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year's Eve Jumpsuit

I loved BurdaStyle 11/2011 #102 from the knees up! As drafted, it had pegged and ruched ankles that make it look much too Star Trekkie for me:

I widened the legs at the hip using that angle to go down to the bottom of the leg. Using this slinky metallic knit I was able to get just the look I was after.

I made a sash tie at the waist and ruched it with elastic which I placed center back. I tacked it only the width of the elastic in the casing so that it also anchors my elastic from moving around. It looks good and keeps everything from being fiddly.

I'm really loving this jumpsuit and would like to make it again in a more casual knit. For now I think I will feel great wearing it to ring in 2017!