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 🙂
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:
Thanks for looking!
9 thoughts on “Tie-Front Jumpsuit”
Love this jumpsuit. I have never tried one….
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Thanks Bonnie! Jumpsuits are awesome: so easy to wear and versatile pieces! 🙂
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.
I know!! It makes the garment extra special 🙂 I just wish I bought more of it!
I think I’ve seen that fabric on the Sherwood fabrics website – it looks great as a jump suit..
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! 🙂
Ahh that’s completely terrific! It looks really sharply made, too!
That’s so sweet! Thank you very much! I really enjoyed making that one 🙂