Luxurious Satin Jumpsuit made by Hazel and the Machine
I love any excuse to dress up fancy and thankfully my boyfriend loves eating out so it’s a match made in heaven! But with fancy meals comes great decisions; what do you wear? And this year I have been hit with the sewist bug of must sew something new for every occasion. Ooops. (I also have a super sparkly pair of heels that need an outing rather than my bedroom)
Now fabric is an age old question and when scrolling the Sew Me Sunshine website I was so torn, my resolve for a simple black basic was wavering. Do I choose a floral? Do I go for a lilac linen/jacquard because you know spring is coming? What should I do? Black always feels very safe but when I found the sandwashed satin, we won’t talk about the colour dilemma I then had because man they’re all so cute, I knew it was a winner. I could just see the jumpsuit in the fabric, the gorgeous sheen, the subtle drape.. Yeah I was sold in a heartbeat.
I’ve often heard from other sewists that slippery fabric is a pain to work with, which I now understand. My sewing naivety told me it was fine, just use a lot of pins- what I was not prepared for was how often the fabric would just move of its own accord. For example I lined two of the pieces up and they were totally different lengths, because of the way the fabric is woven they just have a mind of their own but could easily be coaxed back to the form they were supposed to take. And the fluff. I can’t even begin to describe the fluff. It was like my dog's shedding, except black fluff everywhere. My sewing room is coated and so are all the clothes I wore while sewing this jumpsuit. It's my sign to get a lint roller, that's for sure.
My only question now is, what do I make next?