Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Made by a Fabricista: Summer's Hottest Pattern



New patterns are released all the time by the big four as well as indie pattern makers. Several go virtually unnoticed but sometimes there's a hot new pattern that takes over the social media sewing community. A couple of years back it was Vogue 9253, remember that? (If not, maybe this will jog your memory.) Well this summer the viral pattern seems to be the Zadie Jumpsuit by Paper Theory. I feel like literally every sewist has sewn a version of this jumpsuit and for good reason this jumpsuit features no closures making it a breeze to sew and wear!




The more and more I saw the Zadie in my IG feed the more I knew I had to get in on it. It's loose fitting style (and lack of closures) means the fitting doesn't have to be perfect! This alone makes it a great pattern to sew if you're short on time (or patience!). A loose fit might make you think you'll end up looking like a sack of potatoes, but don't worry the tie belt creates a flattering silhouette.


I chose this cardinal red cotton/poly seersucker which is tad lighter than the medium weight woven that is suggested, but I feel it worked just fine. It's really perfect for the heatwave we're currently having in the south. I don't recall seeing solid seersucker fabric and just loved this rich red shade. If you're not a fan of red it's also available in true blue, Prussian blue, baby blue, cerise (bright pink), pink, marigold, emerald green, deep lilac, lavender and black. See all your options here. Which is your favorite shade?


The only potential hang up for a beginner sewist is the self binding that finishes the bodice. If you know how to make your own double fold bias tape I would recommend that as I believe it will save you some fabric. However if you are not familiar with the technique the two bias pattern pieces work perfectly. Either way if you've sewn bias tape of any kind you'll be fine here. If you haven't the instructions are very clear.


I already know I need another version or two! My next go around I will add a inch or so to the hem as these were a little short for me. Admittedly, these are designed to be cropped and I have a hard time deciding the exact right length that works for me. I think this length is fine, but I would try an inch longer for comparison. Also I will probably add another 3 or 4 inches to the ties as they seem a little short. 



I'm thinking a linen version is must and maybe one in a lighter, drape-ier fabric like challis or tencel. Have you made a Zadie yet? 

See you next month!

Tiffany




8 comments:

  1. Very nice Zadie.....you can tell by your smile that you like it! I might be adding this one to the queue, after seeing so many successes w/ Zadie. :-)

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  2. Love your Zadie!!! I have finally committed to making one and will start tomorrow. Your lighter weight fabric, seersucker cotton blend, has a very nice drape but just enough crisp to make it perfect and the color is amazing.

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  3. That is really cute and you have styled it so nicely with the black accessories and gold nails! I haven't made this pattern yet- does the front bodice stay put when you sit? I always have trouble with that with wrap styles.

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    1. Thank you! I wore it to work and I didn't have any issues. Still I might add a tiny snap as I do with most wrap styles.

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  4. I love your version and the crop looks amazing.....your style is always on point. I never seen a solid seersucker fabric either and this fabric just hits all the right bells and whistles on my list. Great Job....thanks for sharing (I think I'll just pick some of this fabric up.)

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  5. I love your Zadie! That color is amazing--I was just wondering what a solid red would look like, so this post was very timely for me! I made my first Zadie out of a rayon linen with a little stretch. I'd love to try seersucker!

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  6. Look at you "red hot mama"! Love this look and color on you.

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  7. This color looks good on you really a red hot mama lol

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