Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE fabric shopping.
I guess you could say I have a problem. However, this little problem of mine has indeed been a blessing during the COVID-19 lockdown!
I’ve been getting into the zone of planning my makes using my sewing bullet journal, and it’s been so nice to open our linen closet and be able to shop from my own stash. This time, I chose this stunning khaki green linen from Studio47. Luckily I had 3 meters of it, which turned out to be just enough for my #ZadieJumpsuit. I had to play a little bit of tetris with the pattern pieces. I was initially going to do the version with the sleeves, but I definitely wouldn’t have had enough fabric. Thankfully, this one turned out great, and I decided that I love jumpsuits now!
One thing I’ve learned from the great Mimi G is to buy at least 3 meters of fabric when you don’t know what you’re planning to use the fabric for. I only learned this tip a later on my sewing journey. In the beginning I used to only buy ONE meter. Little did I know it would not be enough for anything except maybe a top, so if there is one thing you need to know when wanting to build a fabric collection? Buy at least 3 meters!
I love that sewing my own clothes has allowed me to experiment with different silhouettes, and this one is truly a gem.
I’m definitely going to make more of these, because it’s perfect for layering in the winter time – which is slowly approaching here in the southern hemisphere. I could rock my Zadie with a black polo-neck and I’ll look super chic even though it is secret pyjamas!
The Zadie is a relatively easy make that comes together quite quickly. I finished mine over two evenings – I am doing this whole slow sewing thing now – and I was pleasantly surprised at how smooth the making process went.
I was blown away by the way the pockets are cut and the instructions for putting them together was so clever! Looking at those slanted pockets in the front, it appears to be complicated, but it’s actually not. While the jumpsuit was a simple make, I have to say the only slightly finicky bit was sewing the bias binding around those front wrap bodice curves, but other than that, I’d definitely use this pattern as a palette cleanser in future.
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Do you like jumpsuits? Are there any other cool jumpsuit patterns you could recommend? Do let me know in the comments below!
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