Saturday, May 26, 2018

Made by a Fabricista: Denim Jumpsuit




I don't recall exactly where, but I came across this romper/jumpsuit line drawing online and was instantly attracted to it. It looked to be a McCalls pattern (can you tell I own too many patterns?), but certainly not one that was released in the last 4 years since I've been sewing. Thanks to the awesome ladies in the McCalls Facebook group (join here) who discovered the drawing belong to McCalls 6362.


When I finally got a look at the pattern envelope I realized that this pattern looked a little dated, which explains why I couldn't find it on McCalls website. I'm not sure when it was released but it is definitely OOP. Thankfully I was able to find it for sale on Etsy and quickly placed my order. 


This pattern is a good example of not judging a book by its cover, had I seen the envelope I certainly would have passed on it. The line drawing of View C looks currently, minus the lower leg cargo pocket. I also like the halter of View D.

At the time I write this there is only one yard left, but I believe this one would work as well.

Before I had the pattern info I was sure this was a knit pattern and I planned to use an ITY from my stash, but when the pattern arrived I noticed it called for woven, so I decided to use this amazing cotton chambray. It was just the right weight (light with out being tissue thin) with a good amount of drape. I still think I'll make it in a knit, maybe view D?



This pattern is a quick sew and I didn't make any adjustments. I wish I had graded the bodice from a medium at the underarm to a large at the waist. I ordered the L-XXL size so I cut a straight L. As always I measured the elastic to my own body during the construction process because the elastic guides are never tight enough for me.



As I was taking my photos for this post the jumpsuit started to look more retro that I initially planned, but that actually works, because I'm attending a 90s theme party for my 20 year high school reunion. After adding a bright bold red belt, red pumps and chunky earrings I think I'll look like the 90s.


I still plan on wearing this throughout the summer, you can never go wrong with a denim jumpsuit!

See you next month,

Tiffany

5 comments:

  1. Love it! The fabric, the jumpsuit. It is a total package. Jumpsuits are just the best, so polished and so comfortable. Well done!

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  2. Very nice! The fabric looks like it has a sheen to it. I love chambray.

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  3. So cute! you look great Tiffany!

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  4. Love it! You may want to extend the elastic under the arm to the front strap. Mary_in_AZ

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