Jumpsuit time – for week nineteen of 52 weeks of sewing. This jumpsuit is perfect for spring and summer. Dress it up or dress it down. I follow the McCall’s pattern 6083 pretty closely except for two things and I’ll fill you in on those right away.
One – I add about 1 inch to the top (all pieces, the back and both fronts) and add 1 inch to the body portion of the pants. My torso is longer than what the McCall’s pattern calls for, just by a bit. Basically, I didn’t want the whole jumpsuit to be stretched from pelvis to shoulder. Not such a nice look and adding the 2 inches certainly gave me the room I needed.
Two – I pinned the pleating on each shoulder rather than pulling the thread to create the gather. For me, it’s just more uniform and easier to control. You do what works for you – we’re each different!
You can see that the pattern calls for a lot of fabric – and the interfacing is a must, as are the pockets. Yes, this jumpsuit needs pockets!
I like to wear this jumpsuit without the sash, with a bright belt, pair it with sandals and even wear it with toms. Not only is it versatile, it’s comfortable. You need to make one today – or this week.
The only other thing I did was carefully measure out my hem. Usually I’ll pin it, press it and then try it on again. It’s a lot of on and off sort of thing. This time I measured. It took a bit more time, but less on and off and I got the length of the hem quicker than usual.
That’s it – done. It took me about 1 hour to cut and about 2 hours to sew and I really took my time. In one afternoon I went from a pile of black lightweight rayon-jersey to a beautiful black jumpsuit. I’m one happy girl.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great week. Time for me to bake up!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there – it’s your day – snuggle you little ones and let the grown ones spoil you. See you next time.