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Made by a Fabricista: Floral Linen Jumpsuit

Hello Fabricistas! It's Meg from Cookin' and Craftin'... I'm here to announce that I have both spring fever and jumpsuit fever.


The weather in Vermont isn't quite consistently warm enough for short sleeves and bare ankles, but I don't think that's going to stop me from wearing this jumpsuit immediately, and often!




This is the Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit, a lovely, relaxed-fit, wrap-style jumpsuit with two sleeve options and ankle length pants. It's got nice big slash pockets, tucks in the bodice and pants for shaping, and no closures (my favorite!).


The Zadie jumpsuit has been a really popular pattern in the sewing community recently (check out all the versions on Instagram!), and for good reason. It's easy to sew, easy to wear, and looks fabulous on a variety of bodies. It also has a wide size range, which I love, UK 6-28.


The Zadie is designed for medium weight wovens, perfect for this gorgeous linen/cotton blend floral. The earthy green background color and the large-scale print were what drew me to this fabric, and they didn't disappoint!


I had originally planned to make a casual blazer with the linen blend, but it was lighter weight than I anticipated, with a looser weave, and so, so soft after washing. I decided it would work best for a floaty jumpsuit.

This is a size 18 Zadie, which worked perfectly for me. I made a few minor construction changes: I cut the back bodice on the fold, used package bias tape as a facing for the wrap neckline (because I had ordered enough fabric for a blazer, I was ever-so-slightly short on fabric for the jumpsuit and didn't have enough for self-fabric binding) and I topstitched the waist ties to give them a little bit more heft.

I am absolutely delighted with my Zadie jumpsuit! The fabric and pattern combination worked out perfectly, and it is incredibly comfortable and chic. Now bring on the warmer weather so I can wear it without a jacket!


Comments

  1. That's a really cute jumpsuit! The print is great, and I love your shoes with it too.

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  2. Love it! It looks great on you. I love the print and you did a wonderful job!

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  3. I'm loving this fabric and pattern pairing!

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  4. Your jumpsuit looks just super. I've never worn a jumpsuit, but this one, in the linen/cotton blend, looks so darn comfortable and flattering!

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