Holly Jumpsuit (and dyeing silk)

I made a jumpsuit! A Holly Jumpsuit! I went with the version 2 of the jumpsuit, the one with the bias cut bodice, spaghetti straps and a slight cowl at the neckline. I love the high-waisted trousers. It has the right amount of snug making for a flattering silhouette. And the wide legs make it comfy and effortless.

I used a peachskin fabric to make this jumpsuit even comfier! It’s incredibly soft and I love its slightly brushed texture. However, working with peachskin wasn’t my favourite part of this project. It frayed quite a lot and I found it difficult to press. But the result is beautiful, and I particularly love how it drapes.

This is the second By Hand London pattern that I’ve sewn for myself, the other being my Anna dress. I am so impressed with how well both patterns fit. Apart from shortening the trousers, I didn’t change anything on my Holly Jumpsuit and I love the fit. Thanks By Hand London!

On an accessory note, I dyed the silk scarf to match the jumpsuit. I took a silk dyeing class here in Madison last week where we used Spectra bleeding papers to create beautiful watercoloring effects on silk. I had the jumpsuit in mind at the time, so I went for a scarf with vibrant colours that could compliment the garment. It ended up looking cute with the jumpsuit so it made it into the photoshoot! ๐Ÿ™‚










Thanks for looking!



10 thoughts on “Holly Jumpsuit (and dyeing silk)

  1. much as I dislike red, I have to make an exception here. This is truly lovely and brilliant in my least
    favorite color. perfect fit.


  2. There was nothing wrong with brilliant! I need to have my eyes checked! You truly look gorgeous in
    this jumpsuit. I think I’ll quit while I’m ahead.


    1. ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you so much Peggy! That’s very sweet of you to say. I don’t wear much red either but this one is definitely an exception. It’s more on the raspberry side I find and that that peachskin fabric is just so soft and comfy ๐Ÿ˜Š


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s