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!
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.
Merry Holidays & Happy Kwanzaa!