Sewn: Linen Jumpsuit

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splashI’d been wanting a transitional something to wear for shows that celebrated organic minimalism, shared beauty, and fit just me. In San Francisco the day can hold summer weather and foggy chill in the same hour so it had to be layer-able too.

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Linen Jumpsuit and Crystal Crochet Pendulum Necklace made by Even Howard.

So! I designed this jumpsuit with an open back, double elastic waistband, hem slits on the legs, and a bit of ease. I played with the idea of using the linen on the bias to give more stretch in the legs, but I had a pair of linen pants like that and they always warped within a few hours of wearing. I decide to give more ease in the legs and hope for the best!

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Neckline and hems are faced and hand sewn to finish. I wanted to keep the neckline from being floppy and add some weight to the pants’ hems for drape. I folded and hand sewed the cap sleeve edges so I wouldn’t add extra weight there.

bridge-3This totally turned out and has become one of my favorite outfits. I can put a shirt on underneath or a big wrap on top if it is chilly and the flat front gives a showplace for any long necklaces. The back and ankle slits give it the extra movement I wanted. The double width elastic waistband mimics a bit of 4 way stretch so the whole jumpsuit can move with me.IMG_4800

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