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Made by a Fabricista: Fall Prep Jumpsuit


Disclaimer:  In no way am I tired of this summer weather! I have been traveling a great deal lately, and honestly, a little low on inspiration. I came across a jumpsuit (big surprise) and completely fell in love. I love anything with top stitching, so this was right up my alley!

The fabric used for this post is a 100% Wool Gabardine fabric from Fabric Mart. Although this color is no longer available, here are some other options...HEREHERE, & HERE. The color options are endless!

Of course, I am always mixing patterns, the ones used for this garment are Vogue 9103 and McCall's 6930.

I installed exposed zippers for a unique finish in the front and back. At first thought, I was going to use an invisible zipper, but considering the bodice and waistband was doubled, I didn't want to risk the zipper breaking. Ironically enough, I had a 24" zipper in my stash and it work out!

The only adjustments I had to make was with the back bodice. I ended up having to cut 2 inches from the center back and scale it down to the side seam in order to eliminate bulk once I completed the garment. Other than that, everything worked out just fine.

Here's a shot of the top stitching.  I did it on one side instead of both just to have a small element of "pop". I will be working top stitching into many of the garments I have planned for a mini self collection this fall.


I have a tutorial for the pattern adjustments (HERE). It was a labor of frustration, but I was able to get it posted. Just know my heart is in the right place!!! I have a ton of execution issues to work through that I must over come in the coming months!







Thanks for visiting!
Muah
- Jenese

Comments

  1. Wait.. YOU did all that topstitching?? I thought that was the fabric!
    You got some patience and steady hands!

    I wish you had link the inspo pic cuz you knocked it right out of the park!

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  2. I LOVE this! You wear it well and are an inspiration for my "getting healthy campaign" so that I too, may wear it well! Love, love, love.

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  3. I have to disagree. I do not think this is flattering at all. The design and fit are NOT candy for the eye.

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    1. Anonymous I would love to see your projects....*sigh*

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