Saturday, December 19, 2015

Merry Christmas All The Way





Every year our family has a Christmas party... a themed Christmas party. It all started with the ugly sweaters...but of course we couldn't leave it at that. We have had Redneck, Hawaiian Christmas, 80's...and so it goes on. 
This year's theme was "Fancy Pants", which left dressing open to one's own interpretation. Some dressed fancy...and wore their best fancy clothes and then some of us took it to another place and wore "fancy" pants. Obviously, that's where I took it....


There are lots of great...as in pretty... Christmas prints out there and I could have gone with one of those but where would the fun be in that?! The day before the party I bought this bordered tablecloth fabric and set out to make McCalls 6083. Pockets and all....yes I did...why?...you ask? Because I can. One of the best things about sewing your own clothes is...you can make ANYTHING you want. 


Initially, I set out to make just the pant portion of this jumpsuit but then decided to go all the way and make the entire jumpsuit. No reason to hold back. I had made this pattern before so I knew that I had to only lengthen the bodice and I added some length to the leg. I found my last one a tad too short with my heels. 



The only attention I paid to pattern placement and matching was the border...I do realize that I have some unfortunate holly leaf placement going on...lol. No one else noticed....and believe me...if they did, they would have told me! They are that kind of family.



It was a great party...I love you...my crazy fun family. (I'm tearing up as I write this...) Each of you is so special to me. I feel unbelievably blessed to share this life with you all. Thank you for the fun, the love, the shared tears, and the laughter. Oh.....the laughs!!! 

I love each and every one of you, with all my heart.


56 comments:

  1. Oh. My. God. That. Is. AMAZING!!!! It's... wow. Sassy, fun, and hella festive! I hope you have a wonderful CHristmas and a really fabulous 2016!

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    1. Thanks Gillian!! Same to you...enjoy every moment to its fullest!

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    1. Thanks Marianne! It was so much fun to wear!

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  3. Fabulous! It makes me smile.

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  4. You've got Moxie, Margo!
    Great festivity!

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    1. I had to look up Moxie...thanks Heather!! :)

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  5. Absolutely hilarious! And you are totally owning that jumpsuit. ;-)

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    1. Thanks Noelle! It's hard not to "own it", I'll admit though... putting it on the morning after the party for pictures felt somewhat awkward but what the heck...it had to be shared!

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  6. Fantastic! I think you may start a trend with this one!

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    1. Yes yes yes! Everyone should make Christmas Jumpsuits! Can't wait to see yours! ;) Thanks Ann!

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  7. omg, this is AWESOME! how fun!!

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    1. Thank you Meg! It was super fun for me as well.

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    1. Thank you Justine. Merry Christmas to you!!

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  9. Brilliant! I want a Christmas jumpsuit now too!

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  10. Merry Christmas, Margo! Not only are you gorgeous but you also have great sense of humour and fun!I admire your dedication and attention to detail when it comes to dress for a themed party...the present bow as best is a great touch!
    Love this post!

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    1. Merche!! So great to hear from you. Thank you so much, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  11. Love your jumpsuit and the "story" behind it too! TFS, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, 2016 can it be!!??
    Annete

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    1. Thank you Annette! Merry Christmas to you!

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  12. oh this is fantastic, what a perfect creation for the theme. love this post :)

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  13. Oh, how fun is THAT?! Very, very clever and just darling in design. A table cloth? No way! You may have started a new trend in the sewing world. Merry, merry Christmas!

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    1. Yep a tablecloth! And a polyester one at that!

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  14. Fun. I have a blouse made from poinsettia fabric. I wear with a green suit I made. No one thinks twice because it's me! Yes, they know I sew because I am unique!!

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    1. It's fun to be able to make things that suit your own personality!

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  15. This is GREAT!!! How very very fun!

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  16. What a good reminder that sewing can be fun and ridiculous and fabulous all at once! Must wear ALL THE WHIMSY! :)

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  17. This is such a hoot! I think your family and mine would get along!

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  18. I did not think that a post about a crazy Christmas jumpsuit would have me tearing up, but here I am with tears in my eyes. You are so sweet Margo and your jumpsuit is fabulous!! I love it!

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    1. Aww...family and friends are the most precious part of life. I'm so glad I found you and your blog. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and the happiest 2016...full of lots of sewing of course!!

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  19. You shared lots of Christmas cheer with this post!! Your family traditions are so much fun!!! Certainly a new spin on the ugly Christmas sweater theme. You had us all smiling!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Almeda

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    1. Merry Christmas Almeda!! Thank you for youf support and encouragement right from the beginning!!

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  20. Happy Christmas Margo. I didn't notice the pattern placement but now I can't stop chuckling! Love you! Love your blog!

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  21. You go girl! This outfit will take you to the North Pole or the disco :) Very creative and perfect for your themed party.

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    1. Thanks Sarah!!! Husband thought they were right out of the 70's too!

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    1. Lots of fun for sure! Thanks Shanni!

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  23. Only you could make this getup look somehow classy!!

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    1. Well I'm not sure how classy it is...but thanks!!

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  24. You crack me up! I absolutely love your personality...it comes through on all your pictures and I just want to hug you!! Mindy

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  25. Gorgeous! Love your blog and look forward to see all your makes in 2016. Merry Christmas and happy New Year :) xx

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    1. Thank you Hana! Merry Christmas to you as well. I loved seeing your Christmas crafting BTW!

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  26. Ok, so I love a jumpsuit and you know how to rock a jumpsuit, but this is just out of this world. A perfect make for christmas! Love it. xx Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thank you Kirsty! It was certainly a fun make!

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