A [Scarlet] Witchy Be Bold Bodysuit

Mar 11, 2021

Doesn’t the idea of a bodysuit throw you straight back to the 90’s?  When you were rocking those ditzy floral bodysuits, and reading Tiger Beat?  No?  Just me?

I’m always blown away by how much the fashion of my middle/high school life is coming back into style.  Bodysuits are for sure one of those things I never thought I’d catch myself wearing again.  But something about Patterns for Pirates new releases always suckers me into things I’d “never wear”.  And like always….I end up super liking it.  Why do I even pretend to resist these things anymore?

The Be Bold Bodysuit is the latest release from Patterns for Pirates, and like always it’s got a ton of options, for your mix-matching pleasure.  Multiple sleeves, two sleeveless versions, different leglines, different necklines, optional snap crotches, cropped length, and two different ways to finish it (lined w/shelf bra or picot finished).  Seriously there are a million ways to make this your own!

My version:

  • Size: XL (straight size)
  • Short Sleeves
  • Brief Legline
  • Low Front Neckline, High Back Neckline
  • Lined, with Shelf Bra

The only adjustments I made were to add 1″ of length in the bodice, to make up for my 9″ sidewaist measurement.  And then I added 1/2″ length in the lower hip, as it customary for me when I make bathing suits, rompers, etc.  I need just a slight longer rise right at that point.

I don’t know if it’s the red or what, but I was feeling incredibly confident in my new Be Bold Bodysuit.  Maybe it’s the name even?  It was super empowering to slide this form fitting piece of clothing on, look in the mirror, and feel good about what was reflecting back at me.

Maybe I was feeling a little too powerful.  Because then this happened:

Have you been watching Wanda Vision on Disney+??  OMG.  It was so good.  We are already super wrapped up into the MCU and Marvel comics, and the show was done so well.  I wish we’d waited to watch it until the final episode released…because the first few episodes probably would have been “better” had we watched them in a binge style watch.  But our little trio of McKinleys could not wait until the next Friday rolled around so we could leave that 40 minutes feeling confused, excited, and full of questions and suspicions.  Brilliantly done!  I highly recommend watching it!

I know it’s March.  But a costume is totally excusable anytime of year, isn’t it?  Especially when it’s easy to throw together!  I used the Peg Leg - Colorblock Pack pattern, but overlapped the two bottom pieces of the legs to create a boot look.  And then extended the length from the ankle a few inches so I could pull the fabric over my shoes.  Otherwise, I slid these leggings underneath my new Be Bold Bodysuit and I was one of the most powerful Mutants ever.

Also — there’s this extra-dorktastic moment from me.  I keep pretending that I’m cool enough to make Reels videos, but we all know the truth. 😉

 

 

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Patterns: Be Bold Bodysuit and Peg Legs - Colorblock Pack by Patterns for Pirates
Fabric: All Fabrics from JoAnn Fabrics

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