Tie-Front Jumpsuit

When I was in France recently, I did a bit of fabric shopping (obviously). I found 3 meters of a striking cotton lawn at my local fabric shop. They couldn’t tell me much about it, so I took my inquiries to Google. It appears the cotton used to be available via the Sew Over It website, but the page no longer exists. If anyone knows where I can find more of this fabric, please let me know! I’d love to get a few more meters of this beauty πŸ™‚

I used McCall’s 7789 to make this jumpsuit. I decided on the tie-front bodice which I thought looked very cute and I added the straps for more support. My local shop only had the 14-22 size left, but I didn’t want to wait to have it shipped so I bought it and graded it down. I figured this wouldn’t be the only modification, as I pictured that tie-front bodice to potentially require a bit of fitting. Rightly so, after making a muslin of the bust, I had to alter the cup and reduced the size of the keyhole for a bit more coverage.

I absolutely love those pleated pants. In that cotton lawn, they feel like a breeze. AND they have pockets! I’d like to make a standalone pair of these pants at some point; I think the high waist would look great with suspenders!

This jumpsuit is pretty colourful for me, but summertime is for colour, no? The fabric’s geometric pattern is eye-catching and I think it suits the jumpsuit’s silhouette well. It’s bold and fun, which means I can keep the styling and accessories to a minimum.

Here are some pictures:

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Thanks for looking!

-Emmanuelle

 

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9 Comments

  1. Fabric shopping during vacay is the best! I love getting fabrics abroad and then not only being able to say “I made it myself” but also “I bought the fabric in France”, lol.

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    1. Oh awesome!!! I just checked the website but I couldn’t find that fabric, it must be out of stock. But THANK YOU for mentioning Sherwood, so many beautiful fabrics! πŸ™‚

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