I recently purchased this jumpsuit to wear to a Hollywood party with my husband.


I thought it was flattering, fun, and that I wouldn’t be dressed like anyone else.

My husband was not into it.  He said it was cute, but he liked a dress I already had better.  Such a diplomat.
I acquiesced.  I was going to be meeting his people after all, and there would be press there…blah, blah, blah.

So now I’m wondering if I should return it.  Will I wear it somewhere else before jumpsuits are back out of style?  Will I really feel comfortable wearing it, or will I be self conscious? (I did buy some Spanx to wear under it!) The fabric is pretty slinky and I am not model-thin.

By Hand London has this Holly Jumpsuit pattern.by-hand-london-patterns-holly-jumpsuit

Should I instead make this in a more forgiving fabric to satisfy my jumpsuit curiosity?   Maybe in a chambray with a belt?

Look how cute this version is, made by Lizzy at Sewbusylizzy.com!


Should I just give it up and say that as a woman of a certain age, I shouldn’t even be considering wearing a jumpsuit unless I’m in prison?orange-is-the-new-black-canceled-hoax-laura-prepon-taylor-schilling-netflix

What are your thoughts?  Have you or would you wear a jumpsuit?  Has anyone made the Holly?


  1. Jump suits are cute. The downside is having to get naked to use the restroom!!! Separates for me!

  2. joannajenkins50 says:

    You would totally rock any of those jumpsuits, regardless of the fabric. But, if you make your own, for sure, nobody else will be wearing the same thing.

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