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!