I am so freaking excited to finally be able to share this outfit with you guys. I got the idea for this outfit a few days before Christmas. I bought the watermelon fabric from Spotlight a while ago and was always planning to turn it into a skirt but when I was going through my pattern stash before Christmas I decided to do something more. This project is not, as you might assume, a skirt a top. No my friends! It is a skirt.................and a jumpsuit!!!
Oh yeah! Isn't that the most awesome thing ever. When I was going through my pattern stash before Christmas I came across this pattern and I realised that this watermelon fabric had to be paired with a green jumpsuit. I was so excited to make it that I made Corey take me to Spotlight straight away so I could grab the green linen. I cut into it as soon as I got home and started sewing. Obviously, the sewing got put aside for Christmas day and while we went to Melbourne. But as soon as I got home I picked it up again. I finally got around to finishing it all last week and had planned to get Corey to take photos on the weekend. But as I am sure you would have seen on the news we were hit by an horrendous amount of rain and gloom so I couldn't get any till this afternoon.
This watermelon print is just too much fun! It might possibly be a little too kiddish but I love it anyway. And so what if I am a grown woman wearing a bright pink watermelon print skirt. I love it! I used green buttons for a bit of contrast. I love the green/pink combo. I actually saw a really cool crochet blanket in green & pink the other day that I want to recreate. But that is getting a bit off topic. I also used the leftover green linen to make the pockets for another pop of colour.
The jumpsuit is just as cute by itself as it is with the skirt. I actually think I will get more wear out of this by itself rather than with the skirt. It is just so summery and fun and I can't go past a good jumpsuit. Plus I don't really love how it gets all bunchy at the top when paired with the skirt. But that is the only downside to this outfit. Everything else I love so I can deal with that!