But she was so nice she gave me a copy of the pattern anyway. So, when we all arrived from our vacation in the south of Portugal, I picked it and started sewing. And I am so glad I found time to do it!
Because of the extremely hot summer weather we are having this year in Portugal, I decided the jumper would be more wearable in a slightly modified version…
PATTERN: Hoppe Jumpsuit by Straightgrain in collaboration with 128. The Hope is a cool long legged knit jumpsuit and I love this pattern for so many reasons I don’t even know where to start… There are several options, including a regular and a skinny version for you to avoid having to mix sizes if your kid doesn’t fit the usual size chart. I chose to make the no front pleat version with shoulder straps and, as you can see in the photos, cropped the legs to turn the trousers into shorts. Though Ines is not skinny at hall (I think she is “petit”) her measurements were closer to the skinny version then to the regular version so I made size 6 skinny. I do like the fit and she says this is the most comfortable outfit she has ever owned. As usually the sewing instructions on the pattern are easy to follow – there is even a video tutorial for the trickiest steps - and this is an amazingly fast project to sew. There are also some clever technics like the way the straps are made and the elastic at the back that keeps the jumpsuit in place all the time.
FABRIC: Solid navy blue cotton kint (main) and solid yellow cotton knit (lining, pockets and straps). It is hard to find nice printed cottons in Portugal so I picked this solids knits from my stash (I think the blue on is from Feira dos Tecidos and the yellow one is form Park dos Tecidos) and I must say I am pretty happy about the final result. I like the way the lining shows just a bit… I didn’t have enough yellow fabric for the pockets so the front piece is blue and the back is yellow.
I am sure this is just the first of many Hoppe Jumpsuits I will make for Ines. They are the perfect summer outfit to play in the sand dunes so here are some action picture to prove it! (Even if the legs' cuffs were not sewn yet...)