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I have been very excited to be part of Jumping into June  organised by Chris and lots of my other blogging friends were part of it too. Sadly, I am always on the wrong boat and they are all doing JUMP IN TO JUNE! Hahaha

I got a little carried away with my photos so have made this a two post #jumpingintojune series so you don’t get too bored! Part two tomorrow!

I love jumpsuits and have a few RTW but have never made one. My Grandma once made me a beautiful airforce blue ‘flying suit’ which were all the rage in the early 1980s, and I have never forgotten it!  

Once it was decided that Jumpsuits were happening I was straight onto The SimplicityNewLook website for some inspiration and bought this: Simplicity 1158

I felt quite nervous about making it and so instead of buying some fabric I looked in the stash and found some Liberty viscose from Auntie Polly, not a real auntie but one of my best friend’s mum! I wasn’t convinced I would have enough but by making the pockets and pocket yoke from plain black cotton, it all came together! 


I am so glad I made it! I had completely forgotten how I love sewing a new pattern – there is always an extra detail  that I always miss reading about until I start sewing it! This pattern has a cross over lapped back and pockets in the front.

I wanted to get some jumping into June photos so decided my half term seaside visit to Scarborough on the  East Yorkshire coast with my lovely Mum and Dad with the BM of course, would provide plenty of trampolining shots-*not to be*see later!! Here are some views of my jumpsuit in Scarborough!


And now for the best jumping shots I could get the blog manager to take! 


   And sadly the photos of the trampoline…..taken by my Dad!


Yes, unfortunately this was a shot too far for the Blog Manager. How totally humiliated she was when I asked the trampoline man if I could sit on his trampoline steps, the camera went straight to my Dad who needed a lesson and the moment was lost! I couldn’t get back near the trampoline steps due to masses of would-be trampolinists!  Do you remember me waving at the boat trip on the River Ouse?? 

So yes, sadly she resigned on the spot! 

An ice cream did cheer her up in the cutest cafe. It is situated in the Victorian beach lift cars which used to take visitors to the sea front. There are still working ones so they are in the photo too, so you can see what they were like.

It was quite windy to eat ice cream! 

So a very eventful #jumpingintojune…..BM CVs welcome!!

Fabric:1.7m of Liberty Viscose

Pattern :Simplicity 1158

Notions: interfacing, thread

Wonky Factor: 8/10. ….the side seams needed  4 cm off each side, yet the rest of the fit seems good. Next time I would make the pockets open more, the top is quite restricted where I have sewn them into the seam. However, I  am really happy with how it turned out! 

See you tomorrow! 

Amanda 💝