Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Made by a Fabricista: Crepe DIY Jumpsuit for the Holidays!


Hello everyone, If you're like me right about now you're in Holiday mode. I love this time of the year and my schedule is chock full of projects for the Holidays. I was able to fit this A-Mazing DIY jumpsuit in the sewing mix. 


The pattern is Simplicity 8214. There are four pieces that you can make with this pattern a shirt, skirt, dress and a DIY jumpsuit which could all be staple pieces in any wardrobe. I used a Big & Bold Floral Print 100% Rayon Crepe from the 4 yard pre-cut selection. (I love, love, love this fabric) This fabric in no longer available but there are some other pre-cut prints that are Big & Bold if you like that sorta thing. I know it's a BUSY pattern but that's exactly what I like about it! There are also some really nice suiting fabrics that will work if you're looking for a solid.



I used elastic strips at the shoulder seams for the jumpsuit and I used a woven interfacing. This is a thin fabric so I did use interfacing on the bow-tie to give it a little structure. Other than that it's pretty straight forward with this pattern.




This project went together so well that I should have done a sew-a-long for this jumpsuit. I saw a picture of MimiGstyle wearing this jumpsuit in a Tencel denim fabric and I knew that I was going to get this pattern. (I had to Google Tencel fabric because this was new to me)This is one of the things that I love about our sewing community. We get to see all  different patterns used to make garments that weren't even on our radar. We get to see the possibilities in those patterns that we overlook every time we sit down at the fabric store looking for a new pattern. I overlooked this pattern several times and then when I saw Mimi's jumpsuit I was like that's super cute!

Garment: Jumpsuit
Pattern Sizing: 6-14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Super Easy!
What did you like or dislike about the pattern? I loved this pattern!
Fabric Used: 100% Rayon Crepe
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I did not have to make any alterations for the fit. I did however make the bow-tie  two inches wider and I added 3 inches to the leg length, we like the pants to touch the ground.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes
Conclusion:  If you are trying to teach someone to sew this is a great pattern. Stylish and easy, you can't beat that! If you are not new to sewing you will want to make a few of these because they are easy and fabulous.

 










 I asked Mori to sit on the zebra ottoman so that I could  get you just a little 
more dizzier than you were from the flowers! #printpower


As always, I hope you enjoyed my work and are inspired to sew something! Also if you haven't heard I'm going to be publishing a sewing magazine hopefully in 2017 and if you want to see what I'm talking about stop by my blog and get the 411.

-Michelle @ www.thatblackchic.com

Merry Holidays & Happy Kwanzaa!

11 comments:

  1. Love It. I look forward to seeing your pics of the items you make for Mori. So vibrant and fun. Thanks for the inspiration because I saw that pattern as well and kept it moving, but now I will have to pick it up.

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    1. Thank you soooooo much! See you're just like me I passed it over at first too.

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  2. Super cute! I picked this pattern up recently. The fabric is so bold, bright, and beautiful. Your daughter is rocking this look!

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  3. Great outfit, despite the busy patterns. I do like it, and would probably wear it during the summer. Well done

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  4. What a fun ensemble! This fabric is so you, Michelle! You look fantastic.

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