My Minerva Make for this month is live on the Minerva Crafts website now. (Full disclosure; the fabric for this make was provided in return for my honest review and photos. All other supplies and opinions are my own.)
This make has been floating around in my head for quite some time now, partly inspired by (or, you know, blatantly copied from ) Self Assembly Required. Emily made a chambray version of this Vogue jumpsuit around the same time as I was making a crepe version to wear to a wedding, and I fell in love with the idea of turning quite a formal pattern into something more casual.
Minerva provided me with the lovely, soft, dark blue chambray to use and I think it’s absolutely perfect. I love the dark shade and it’s so soft and easy to work with and to wear.
Size wise, I used exactly the same pattern pieces, with my adjustments in place, from last time I made the pattern. I don’t know why I did that, as my blog post clearly notes that I should add a centimetre or two to the crotch depth, but I clearly decided that this was because my previous version was fully lined and therefore bulkier than this version.
This was not the reason and I should have added the extra depth in.
But it is wearable and I absolutely love it! I shall be wearing it to meet a good friend for dinner this week, I fully intend to take it to the office and will be wearing it with pumps or sandals come the warmer weather.
This will be my last Minerva Make for a while as I’ve decided to take a break from the network. Various changes to my personal life have left me with even less sewing time than before and I needed a break from deadlines to get the benefit of my sewing practice on my mental health. I wanted to thank Minerva Crafts for all the fabulous supplies they’ve sent me over the last couple of years, I’ve really enjoyed the chance to try some different things out and use some beautiful fabrics and supplies.