Friends - DIY Jumpsuit/Pant Pattern (2018)
Photos: Melissa Christy
I’d like to introduce you to some good friends of mine - my jumpsuit design and my pant design. We’ve been friends now for about a year and a half, and spend most of our days together. I anticipate we’ll all be pals for a very long time. The idea of these garments being friends was inspired by the Constructivist artists of the early 20th century. They thought of their everyday art objects as friends or comrades, and equals, rather than as possessions or commodities of desire. I really love the idea of treating my clothing items as I would a loved one, respecting their agency and creating space for them in my life for a long term.
I invite you all to make a new friend - the full pattern and DIY sewing instructions are forthcoming!
In the mean time, have you ever played the card game SET? See if you can match up the above photos based on their STYLE variables:
--Neutral or Cool or Warm color jumpsuit
--Dots/Floral or Checks/Plaid or Stripes/Solid shirt
--Hat or Bow(Tie)/Scarf or Sun(glasses) accessory
Groupings must be either all the same as or all different from each other for each individual variable.
Here's me and my friends at the Hamburger Bahnhof show "Hello World" in Berlin (left) and in Austin (right).