The 80’s are famous for a lot of things….neons, units, and big floral prints which have all come back into fashion lately.
But there is one trend from the 80’s that I hope never comes back into the fashion world….and that would be the drop-waisted jumpsuit. It just might take the cake for some of the weirdest things put together into one fashion style that I can think of.
Do be assured that I had a lot of dresses that looked similar to this. And I wore them and LOVED them. And now I know why my daughter laughs at my pictures. Me with my big, permed, frizzy hair and drop-waisted dresses with collars that could double as life-preservers if needed….ahhhh….those were the days of my childhood.
So, when the ugly pattern challenge came about I knew it was my goal to re-create, with a modern twist of course, one of the those bad 80’s looks that I so dearly loved. (Although I never had a jumpsuit…..darn it.)
And I hope I succeeded a bit.
I stuck with the gathered capri-length cuffs, but just couldn’t do the drop-waist with it. So, I raised the waistline and pulled it in with elastic.
I also gathered the top as well and added the button placket of the original pattern (albeit a bit smaller).
The life-preserver collar had to go too and so did the sleeves, so although you can’t see them, the final design has wide straps to hold it up and will be perfect for summer.
One apology about the photos….we chose the windiest day ever for a photoshoot and she could hardly keep her eyes open with all the dust. So what you don’t see is her eyes closed for dear life and her holding onto her sweater because it kept almost blowing off, so we hurried and took about 4 pictures and ran back to the car as fast as we could. Hence we did the best with what we had….
Ahh…the joys of your mother being a blogger.
(But she got a lucky gold chocolate coin for her pain….so you shouldn’t feel too sorry for her.)
P.S. I am now a little jumpsuit crazy, and have another one coming up for the Spring Look Book that is in a few weeks. Complete with tutorial and all. So now everyone can have a jumpsuit…..are you all thrilled?