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On to day’s outfit post and pattern review! How amazing is this JUMPSUIT!? It gives me a retro vibe in the denim fabric and I have to say I was really “feeling” how I looked in it! It’s super comfortable and was an easy make, start to finish I say I probably took a total of 4 hours to complete and I was really taking my time with it. The belt I added does not come with the pattern but I talk more about it in the review below! I hope you all are doing well, I’ve missed sharing content here on the blog but I have some great things lined up, so stay tuned! Enjoy today’s outfit post! XO
Pattern Description: The pattern has two leg options (wide leg and slim cuffed leg) Pattern also has front pockets with flaps, a center front invisible zipper, collar and cuffed sleeve option – 1001 PDF JUMPSUIT, MIMI G STYLE.
Pattern Sizing: 0 – 18, I cut size 4.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! 🙂
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, I followed along with the video sew-along that comes with the PDF download.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the flare legged style and since I made a flare leg jumpsuit recently I figured I would try the tapered leg option! Boy, am I glad I did! 🙂 I’m going to get good use from the pattern and it only comes with 6 pieces so it’s not a tough make at all! YAY!
Fabric Used: Floral non-stretch Denim found at Jo-ann Fabrics. The pattern suggests stretch fabrics but can be made from wovens as well! 🙂
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I sewed my sleeve with 1/4″ seam allowance as opposed to the 5/8″ suggested. Simply because my arms are wider than normal for my body shape, I basted and tried the sleeve on prior to setting it in and found the 1/4″ worked better for me. I also added a self fabric belt made from the belt in McCall’s 7546. The pattern looks so nice with belts! I almost forgot, I also shaved about 1/2″ from the hip area, I’m not as curvy as I would like! After that it fit like a glove! 🙂
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes! I highly recommend the pattern. If you are newer to sewing this would be a great piece to get your feet wet, the designer (Mimi G) provides sew-along videos included with the purchase. The pattern has the option of stretch fabrics so that allows some additional fitting room! I suggest giving both looks a go, even if you are more fond of one over the other! XO