Always jumpsuit minded.
The jumpsuit test version is a tiny bit different to the dress version.The pants have front pleats and not slight gathers.The jumpsuit doesn't include the zipper!On the bodice, I took out some room from the back armhole. It gaped a bit too much.Then I shortened the pants length, as you do.The back pants balloon too … Continue reading Butterick 6351 #2
Butterick 6351 is deceptive. It's described as a tulip shaped, open-back dress/jumpsuit. It was the open-back style that drew me in.The line drawing helped me decide this would become my Summer pattern of choice.Erica Bunker did an amazing version of the dress, inspired by Dolce and Gabbana.I tested the tulip skirt version using a caramel coloured Hawaiian floral … Continue reading Butterick 6351 #1
I tend to fall for jumpsuit patterns especially in Summer.I made this McCalls (6362) jumpsuit a previous Summer but it felt uncomfortable after making it a slimmer fit. You need room to move in jumpsuits so after giving the previous version to charity, I remade it using this Liberty art print.It's an easy to sew … Continue reading Jumpsuit Summer
Functional and practical is what I've always strived for when I've sewn clothes for myself. The proportions have to be balanced and not swamp me because I'm short. Jumpsuits are really practical and if they're made using a knit fabric, that's the most comfortable option I can create and perfect for travelling.White Tree fabrics asked … Continue reading White Tree lace jumpsuit
Yoshimi sent me some amazing fabric last year and I felt this jumpsuit McCalls 6969 would do it justice with a hint of lining to 'make it work'.With a bit of fabric stash diving I came up with a light weight black stretch woven for lining and some buttons. Earlier this year I made a couple … Continue reading Thanks Yoshimi
In the 70's View A was short jumpsuit. Now it's called a 'playsuit', 'romper' or 'onesie' for the kiddies. PS. The People's choice Macquarie Dictionary Word of the year in 2013 is onesie.I've made the View A with an Australian natives twist using this white on black cotton print from my local fabric haunt MyHung. … Continue reading Playsuit – McCalls 6362