Fall Fashion: The Jumpsuit, the Review, and a Clutch.

Hello again! I’ve got another pattern review today, this time I am showing off “the jumpsuit”.

The jumpsuit trend is seen again on the Fall 2014 Fashion Shows, designers like, Band of Outsiders, recently had a collection filled with jumpsuits! Check it out here, here (notice contrast ribbon belt and the leopard), and here.

The Jumpsuit.
Do you own one yet?

I didn’t until this week, I dress my babies in rompers and jumpsuits all the time – they are so cute but feel silly when it’s on me. Then one day, I met this cool girl wearing a jumpsuit, and instantly I had feelings of envy! haha I admired so much of how the garment flowed behind her, the look was current and confident. It was a great look!

I am always wanting to step out of my mom uniform that consists of jeans and a Target vneck – the Fashion Gods would frown over the amount of vnecks I own from Target. Did you ever watch Tim Gunn’s show, Guide to Style? I loved this show and I love his book that corresponds with this show – Tim Gunn is amazing! He would weep at the amount of shorts and vnecks I own, especially because I have a fashion background! So, I am slowly stepping away from this mom uniform that I wear and am trying to step into something more classy, cool and leopard.

Fall Fashion: The Jumpsuit, the Review, and a Clutch.

Over the years, I have collected a few jumpsuit patterns and thought I would give McCall’s a try! And hey, when you spot an “easy” pattern from McCall’s – one must give yield to the promise!


Riiiiiiiight. haha!

The Review.
I used McCall’s 6969 Pattern and below is the finished garment!

I LOVE leopard prints, it’s my favorite color, and I also love watercolor prints. Put the two together and it’s a dream!

Fall Fashion: The Jumpsuit, the Review, and a Clutch.
Fall Fashion: The Jumpsuit, the Review, and a Clutch.

Fall Fashion: The Jumpsuit, the Review, and a Clutch.

McCall’s Review Cont’d…

Fit. I could have paid attention more to the finished garment measurements like, pant and bodice length. However, overall the fit looked very similar to the illustrated picture of the garment.

Skill Level. I loved the easy hemming of the sleeves and it was smooth sailing until the collar and button detail. If you are not comfortable sewing collar and button detailing – don’t use your best fabric when accomplishing this garment for the first time. But overall a fast and easy pattern.

Repeat. I own 3-4 jumpsuit patterns already, so I’m more likely to give those a try first before returning back to this one.


The Clutch
The clutch is also big on the runways for Fall 2014.
So I have a confession to make…

I don’t own a clutch. gasp!!

What’s my problem? I feel like a fashion loser. haha! kidding, but kinda not.

But it’s true. I don’t own a clutch. And yet, I can find a million tutorials to remedy this problem on Pinterest – what did we do without Pinterest?

My excuse? I have four kids, the ages range from 9 years to small baby, and I usually tote around an oversized bag. Because “we moms need a lot of stuff”.

But is that truly the case? isn’t that what cars are for, to hold all the excess?

Don’t get me wrong, I love big purses and it holds a lot of stuff. But I rocked this little clutch (little compared to my oversized bag) all day running errands and it was liberating.

I felt 10lbs lighter!

Fall Fashion: The Jumpsuit, the Review, and a Clutch.

Fall Fashion: The Jumpsuit, the Review, and a Clutch.

Fall Fashion: The Jumpsuit, the Review, and a Clutch.

With that said, I am hosting a giveaway for this little clutch of mine.


I love giveaways, i won one once. It was hilarious.

Details: You can earn up to SEVEN entries for this nifty little treat and guess what??

The lining of the bag matches my jumpsuit – it’s pretty fantastic! Not to mention the leather is a fake, so no puppies or animals were injured in the making of this bag. haha!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


1. Open to all U.S. Residents. Sorry, but I got to start at one country at a time! 😉
2. You can earn up to SEVEN entries by doing the following,

  • Liking me on Facebook,
  • Follow me on Twitter,
  • Follow me on Instagram,
  • Follow me on Pinterest,
  • Follow me on Bloglovin’,
  • and/or, leave a comment on different post on Riva La Diva.com and tell why you like it. I would LOVE the feedback!

3. Winner will be announced next week. Good Luck and Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!



Fall Fashion: The Jumpsuit, the Review, and a Clutch.


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    • 4

      Jess, THANK YOU! I agree, I think it would be a great transitional piece and already have ideas throughout the season. Thanks for the generous comments! Yes, the clutch holds a good amount and should be fun to make more! xo/Riva

  1. 5

    Fantastic jumpsuit. I have been wanting to buy a jumpsuit for months now. There is something about them that just always looks fabulous. Maybe I will create on. I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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      Thanks for the love, girl! I totally agree, they always look great and I love to see others wear them! So I am glad I finally dived in the jumpsuit scene. hehe 😉 xoxo

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    Renae of Simple Sequins

    Well Riva! Nice to meet you. Or have we met before? I just got done with chemo and my brain is not as trustworthy as it once was, but by Monday I should be back to my usual 90o%. {at my age 100% is a lie} . So great to see you in this fun jumpsuit. I am not into some of the styles that I wore in the 70’s and 80’s. Just can’t bring myself to them. Oh but that is just super fine, anyway. Thanks for joining Fashion item Friday!! ♥, Renae

    • 11

      Thanks Renae!! No, we have not met, I am just another blogger-nista trying to make her stamp on the interwebs! 😉
      But HELLO anyways!! xoxo Yeah, I totally hear you! I am not into wearing styles I wore in the 80’s/90’s or modified versions of outfits I dress my children in.. my baby and I BOTH rocked a one piece yesterday. haha 😉 But it turned out great and techincally, it’s never 100% the same… right? Always improved. Thanks for the fun link up!! xoxo

  3. 14

    Enjoy reading your stuff, your personality shines right through! It’s all real, feels like we’re one on one. I couldn’t agree more with the romper and the clutch! I only have one clutch. ^_^ love rompers, but yet to own one.

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    God Life Happy Wife

    Hi Riva first of all I looove your jumpsuit! I am totally impressed that you made this. I also love leopard so this the perfect look. I love how the sash gives it a feminine touch. Secondly I am so glad that you linked up to the #WhatWivesWearLinkUp. Welcome to the community! I look forward to following you.
    I hope to see more of your posts. Have a great week! ~Sherri

    • 27

      Hahahaha! I am obsessed with leopard – it’s my favorite color. 😉 I love your link up, it’s very cool! I am excited to visit again – everyone has some cool stuff there! 🙂 Thanks for the love!! xoxo

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    Ok…this jumpsuit is everything!! I love the cut and print, it’s so fun! I feel like I have a romper or jumpsuit for every occasion at this point, but they just always work! They are beyond adorable on little ones, and this looks great on you! xo

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    Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I loved this post so much that I chose it to be featured for this weeks party. 🙂 Go grab a button you deserve it!

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