Nerrisa's '70s Faux Jumpsuit in Atelier Jupe Geometrical Print Viscose
When team Sew Me Sunshine asked me to pick some fabric from their amazing collection, I must admit, I didn’t have to agonise as long as I normally do. You see, at the time I had hit peak ‘stretchy trouser mode’ but I was in the need for something more fabulous. Something more ‘Me’.
I’ve been really reluctant to make too many clothes that tick the leisure box during lockdown, knowing that before all of the madness, I was never one to rock a jogging bottom. With this in mind, I’ve tried to ensure any makes during the last year are more considered and of course, more wearable when I’m finally able to show them off in public.
I’ve always loved jumpsuits and tailoring, but the thing about wearing a jumpsuit around the house (or really anywhere) is that it isn’t that that practical when it comes to the bathroom stakes. Which is why I started experimenting with separates. You see, you get the same great look, but with the practicality of trousers – oh and did I mention you technically get three outfits in one? The shirt with jeans? Or the trousers with a t-shirt? Or of course the full monty!
I love vintage inspired shapes, specifically the seventies, but having a 38 inch inside leg doesn’t make buying trousers that fit well on my smaller waist and in the legs at the same time ever seem possible.
This combo is made up of one of my favourite ever shirts, the ‘Gilbert’ from Helen’s Closet and the ‘Bruni’ trousers from Viki Sews and I love it! It’s everything I need in an outfit; it works across all seasons, it’s comfy and in the doubled-up print on both pieces really makes an impact.
I made this combo in just 3 metres of fabric, which I think is pretty impressive. I did cleverly omit the for all the facings to ensure that there was enough and if I’m honest, it was a pretty tight fit. It was nice to use as much of the fabric as possible though and I do just so happen to have just enough left for a matching headband... although maybe that’s taking it too far!?
The lightweight fabric really makes the outfit drape beautifully which makes the oversized fit more flattering and of course, I used the ‘Tan from Queer Eye’ style ‘French tuck’ to style it. I’ll be pairing this look with trainers and a leather jacket whilst the weather is still patchy at best, but when the summer comes, you’d better believe I’ll be wearing this with a strappy heel and ALL of the accessories
Feeling all of the seventies dad vibes there are to feel.