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Made by a Fabricista: Strapless Jumpsuit

I am completely loving the weather we are having lately! This time last year, it snowed twice already. How did we did we get so fortunate to have 60 degree plus weather? Any who, my project for this week is a strapless jumpsuit I have been wanting to make for some time now. 


The fabric is Chili Red pepper Gabardine suiting from Fabric Mart.



While this fabric is no longer available, a great substitution would be (here) and (here). Denim would be a great choice as well, as the Gabardine has the consistency of 4-5 ounce denim with absolutely no stretch. The color is very vibrant and one of my go to's for pops of color in the fall. I am thinking about wearing this to bring in the new year.

The top of this jumpsuit was constructed using the top of Vogue 8766. I thought and thought for quite some time about making this top as I am NOT a fan of tube/strapless tops. I absolutely LOVE the look but the execution for me has always been troublesome. Whether it is retail or created, a top, dress, or a jumpsuit, I often have to get creative with the top for comfort and keep the "pull ups" to a minimal. I actually have this same issue with each and every strapless bra I have ever purchased (TMI). On the flip side, I have constructed garments for others with this and other patterns with no issues at all. I am beginning to think its just a defect in my body type lol.

For the construction, I used the Dritz Featherlite Boning. The pattern calls for boning on the sides only, but I added it to the front as well. I think we've already established I need support!



For the bottom, I used McCall's 6756 drafted into pants. I made a sloper of this pattern so I can change the pockets and zipper placement etc....  I am a sucker for wide leg pants and think I took more than enough time off from making them :).







All in all, I love this look. It was gloomy outside, but the weather was beautiful! I also created the clutch for this outfit which is part of a group of clutches I am making and am excited about!

Happy Sewing and upcoming New Years to you all!

- Jenese

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