Sewing a Jumpsuit

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Have you ever wanted to hop on the jumpsuit bandwagon but worried about fit or getting one that’s just right? Well, how about sewing a jumpsuit? With the right pattern, and a comfy, flowy rayon, you can’t go wrong. Here are the details on how to sew a winning one-piece jumpsuit.

If I could only sew one thing for the rest of my life, it would almost certainly be dresses. I love one-step dressing and the flexibility of choosing a style with the perfect amount of coverage!

However, if you’re not making a dress, the next best thing is a jumpsuit. Now, I understand the mixed feelings towards jumpsuits and rompers; they’re definitely a trendy clothing piece that won’t be around forever and they do make using the facilities a tad trickier than with a dress or separates.

BUT, I just can’t help but love them. You still get the ease of grabbing one thing from your closet and throwing it on, there’s no tucking or belts or waist-pinching buttons. You can get on the floor to play with your kids, unlike in a dress, and if you use a flowy rayon or a cozy jersey, it basically feels like you’re wearing pajamas all day long!” Obviously, if you haven’t got much to do in the day, you might choose to wear your pajamas all day. If you often find yourself with a lot of spare time and you’re wanting to be as comfy as possible, maybe have a look into some other clothing options that can be perfect for lounging around the house!

If you’re still skeptical, just give them a try. This pattern in particular is super simple to throw together and you can, of course, get a perfectly custom fit if you’re making your own.

I really only made one slight fit adjustment to the pattern; it’s designed with a dropped waist which I really dislike the feel of, so I added about 2 inches to the top of the pants, and took off about an inch from the bottom of the bodice (I’m a bit long waisted, which is why I only took off 1″). You’ll want to do something similar if you’d rather have the elastic hit at your natural waist. I always err on the side of adding more fabric in this area, and then I baste it together to check the fit and cut off whatever I don’t need later.

And don’t forget to mark your pattern envelope with notes about the alterations you made! Don’t make the same mistake twice like I did. 🙂

Pattern details: McCall’s 7203
Fabric purchased locally but I love this one and this one from Rifle Paper Co!

So what’s your take on jumpsuits? Would you sew and/or wear one??

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