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« on: January 19, 2011 09:14:01 AM »

And I thought it was hard keeping last year’s birthday gift a secret! It was quite a challenge to make this jumpsuit for my boyfriend Jason. We live together and he works from home, so pretty much the only way I was able to get this done in secrecy was by skipping our Sunday game of ultimate frisbee for a month.

I’d talked about making Jason a fabulous jumpsuit for about a year, and I felt pretty bad that I hadn’t done it in time for Burning Man 2010. The design for this jumpsuit is a cross between 70s gear and mechanics’ coveralls, since throughout the night on the playa Jason has to do some tweaks and repairs on the Sensatron, our art car.

I used two similar silver fabrics for the body of the suit–one based on black, the other on white. I ran out of the white silver and wound up using a lame. Although Jason’s pretty warm-blooded, I lined the suit with some peacock-blue jersey for comfort.

Since this was to be a surprise, I did the sizing based off of a jumpsuit he already owned (that is way too big for him) paired with some clothes that do fit him well. I have trouble sewing for him sometimes because he is so much bigger than I am, but when he put this on for the first time at his party it was perfect! I didn’t need to make any alterations at all, which is pretty rad!

Fabulous man that he is, he wore his suit when we saw Tron opening weekend at the El Capitan in Hollywood (VIP tickets and a laser show!). We all had a great time and he got lots of positive feedback from everyone.

I've got more photos and info on my site!
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2011 09:22:52 AM »

Cheesy When I saw the thumbnail I said to myself  ...  "What the f--k is this awesomeness?" I wasn't disappointed. That is the greatest thing I've seen in ages  Smiley

P.S. I'm a little bit in love with your boyfriend  Kiss

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2011 09:37:02 AM »

This is all kinds of awesome!  Wink

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