Earlier this year I made a couple of jumpsuits using McCalls 6083 but this style had a bit more structure to it so I bought it when McCalls had one of their sales.
You really don’t need too much structure in a jumpsuit/romper/onesie because you need to be able to move, avoiding a possible ‘wardrobe malfunction‘.
– making it fit the first time
– matching the pattern across the body
– lining up the dots on the collar and lapel
– sewing with a knit that kept curling
– sewing with a slippery interlining
– my overlocker was playing up too.
|Lining up the print on the jumpsuit body|
– Took out 3″ from the leg width.
– Lowered the buttons for a deeper but v-neckline
– Used elastic on the waistline
– Added 3cm to the centre back trouser seam.
|Lining up the pattern on the collar facing.|
– Exactly what I wanted.
– Not too tight.
– I don’t look like a council worker
– No wardrobe malfunctions.
Finesse changes or what I’ll do next time
– Raise the armhole depth by 2.5cm.
|Ensuring the collar had the print at the collar points.|
I hope I’ve given this fabric some justice to the potential vision Yoshimi had when she originally bought this fabric.
It just so happened the buttons were a promotional gift I received a few years ago from Lots of buttons a couple of years ago.