Has it already been 3 months since I made my first Zadie? It was the annual PTA ball at my daughters school, and this year I really wanted to accomplish two things:
- Make something using fabric from my stash and
- Make something which stood a chance of being worn again!
After much dithering, I decided to make a Zadie jumpsuit using some black wool crepe I had hanging around in my stash for a few years. I think it was the perfect choice, actually, and this is definitely an item which I think can be worn for so many occasions.
With the addition of hair, makeup and accessories, I felt comfortable and chic. It was just a shame the weather decided not to play nicely that particular night, but it didn’t spoil things too much. Apologies for the quality of some of the following photographs which were taken using an iphone.
Due to the inclement weather I decided to add a lightweight jacket to the outfit, and wore my Linton tweed jacket, made some 3 years ago using McCalls 7058. It helped keep the night chill away on the way home.
The only alterations I made to this version of the jumpsuit were to eliminate the pockets (fabric was tight and I thought it would make the jumpsuit seem a little more formal), extend the cut on sleeves by 1 inch, and extend the belt by 8 inches. The fit of this version is not as relaxed as the linen version, but I think that is good.
So another ball over and done with. Next year will be my daughters final year in junior school and there is a prom for her year which parents are also invited to attend. Matching mommy and daughter outfits? Nah, she already knows her own mind and what she wants, and that’s cool. But maybe next year I will go a little more extravagant? Watch this space…
See you soon!