Week 1 was pants, Week 2 was dresses… and now we are on to Week 3: Jumpsuits!
I have 4 jumpsuits, and I thought about making more or wearing them twice to be able to do a full week… but the perfect jumpsuit plan didn’t spring to mind, and I decided just to have a short week and move on to maxis. After all, I like a jumpsuit, but I think 4 is enough!
May 16th: Closet Case Sallie jumpsuit in rayon knit, and a RTW cardigan. This pattern was so ahead of it’s time! I can’t figure out exactly when it was released, but they reshot their photos in 2017, so it must have been at least 2015, perhaps? Friends, do not sleep on this pattern! The v-neck tee version is the most famous, and I feel glamorous in both my versions… I’ve also made the tie-shoulder tank version for a friend, and it was great too! There’s a maxi skirt option too. Proof you don’t always need a new pattern to be on trend!
May 17th: Another Sallie! I made this one in 2016, and it’s still a banger. It fits more snuggly now, which is proof the fit is quite forgiving! (My measurements are all at least 2″ larger now than then. This one is in a thin rayon. Here’s my top tip on jumpsuit fit – if the rise ends up being too short, just scoop the crotch curve down an inch or so, and you’ll create more space! #themoreyourknow
May 19th: Closet Case Pattern Amy jumpsuit, sewn in ITY! This is my ultimate summer weekend outfit. I made the neckline facing into a shelf bra, and dang it’s comfy! Like all of my jumpsuits, it’s very easy to get in and out of, which is my personal criteria.
May 21st: Saving the best for last! I really love this Paper Theory jumpsuit that I made for the Sewcialists Mini-Challenge in March. The Liverpool crepe double knit is perfect for this pattern, and I’ve enjoyed each time I wear it!
And that’s it! I’m on to maxi dresses now, which may be my all time favourite genre of clothing! I’m so happy that sewing allows me to make things that fit my vertical measurements as well as my horizontal. If you are short like me (or very tall), I’m sure you’ll agree!