The Avenir Jumpsuit…

I was so lucky to be invited to Little Miss Sew N Sew again to choose another pretty something to make. I can never decide, I become overwhelmed in fabric shops and their warehouse is amazing! So many gorgeous patterns and so many pretty fabrics.

When I first saw this jumpsuit, I thought it was more for spring wear, but actually with the right fabric and layers, it’s an amazing autumn/winter outfit too. Plus I thought it could be gorgeous dressed up! I went for a beautiful khaki printed fabric, it’s almost like an animal print, and I can’t resist an animal print! The fabric is gorgeously soft and drapey too, it is so nice to wear.

Because this make is a relatively simple sew, I could really slow down and enjoy the process, enjoy the fabric and make sure it was perfect. I added in a pretty little ribbon at the back of the jumpsuit so I know where the back is…

I think the jumpsuit looks perfect with converse trainers for casual daywear, and I can’t wait to wear it with sandals in spring too (that’s a while off I know.) It was my birthday last week, and for the first time in ages I went out with a girlfriend for cocktails and food and wore my jumpsuit. Other than silly high heels that I could hardly walk in, I felt like I was wearing pyjamas, plus I was warm! And yet I still felt glam, I wore it with my oversized Kate Spade necklace that I never have an occasion for and a faux fur jacket.

Because I adore this, and I’m definitely going to make it again, here’s some more fabric inspo for you…

This Lady McElroy Starry Night Viscose was a close contender when choosing fabric, it’s stunning and has such a nice drape and feel to it. It would make a really classy, classic jumpsuit.

This fabric is the same print as mine, but in an amber colour, which is beautiful. There’s also a blue version too.

For something lighter in colour, maybe more for spring, this Lady McElroy Africa Live would be stunning.

And because I can’t get enough of the Lady McElroy Cobra Corsage fabric, here’s a linen look viscose that I think would look stunning in this jumpsuit.

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