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Boucle' Mystery Box Sewing Challenge Week#1

Welcome Friends, to The Mystery Box Sewing Challenge! Yay! I am so excited to start on this project and if you are a seamstress I really want to encourage you to embark on this challenge with me #mysteryboxsewingchallenge. What you need is a box of random fabric, and little creativity! My goal is to post weekly but we'll see how that goes as I am a full time seamstress already and we all know stuff happens.

So this box contains a bunch of random stuff my mother sent me, some of it is labeled some is not, I'll try to share as much information as I can. This garment was made in a day, you don't need to work quite as quick, but I don't have time to spare so I'm sewing fast!

This weeks fabric is called Boucle': Boucle' is made from a length of loops of similar size the strands are combined, with the tension on one strand being much looser than the other as it is being knitted, with the loose strand forming the loops and the other strand as the anchor. The color is called Berry, is is 97% Polyester 3% Lycra 49" width, and 2yds long.

I ended up using Simplicity pattern 2374 size 4 view D. This pattern is supposed to be used with a woven, but I just felt like the Boucle' would just look really good as this jumpsuit, and I had just enough fabric to make it work.

The pattern does not call for a lining but I just really wanted to line it. So I did, I used a %100 nylon tricot, color Ivory, which is the same type of fabric I make my lingerie out of, (feel free to check out said lingerie in my shop).

Oh man was that a good decision, apart from looking fanfreakingtastic it is sooooooo comfortable, you could easily sleep in this thing.

Making this I basically followed the Simplicity directions twice, once for the shell, once for the lining. And ended up taking the pictures same day as the Walk like an Egyptian photo shoot, hence the hair and makeup. Both transitioned surprisingly well and actually kinda worked for this piece. I had a lot of fun with this challenge and got a really cute jumpsuit out of it too boot. (Follow link to Purchase)

Like I said I made a size 4, my measurements are 36, 27, 40 and as you can see there was plenty of room (even though according to the envelope I should be a size 14) most of that is due to my using a serger to sew this knit turning the seam allowance from a 5/8 into a 1/4 which means its probably about the size of a 10/12 adding the stretch factor in which a woven wouldn't have this is actually a little big on me (happy surprise!)

Anyways it was super fun to work on and I cant wait for next weeks #mysteryboxsewingchallenge again sewers all of you, I want you to join me in this adventure by posting about your own!

Photo shoot below as always and don't forget to follow me on Instagram @MadsenCreations

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