Friday, October 11, 2019

I Made A Jumpsuit

Hello Readers. One of the problems with being very short is that maxi-dresses never fit. (It's nothing serious in the big scheme of things, I know.)

 This dress fits well everywhere but skirt drags on the floor. It could be shortened and hemmed or I could do something else...

I decided to make a jumpsuit. I already had one I loved that I could use as a pattern. I was trusting that the simple loose shape of the jumpsuit will be easy to copy.

I didn't cut much, I only cut the legs from the skirt. It seemed like the crotch was too low. That worried me but I decided to trust the shape of the original jumpsuit.

The body was very baggy so I was going to add and elastic waistband to give it shape. I used the original to decide where to place the elastic.
It worked out great! When I added the elastic waist it made the fit just right. It was super comfortable like pajamas! I have to step in to it and wiggle a little to get it on but,
 it works.
I also stitched a crotch seam in the front and the back. Just making a seam in the right place made the pants fit so well. 

Thanks for reading along now go make something fun for yourself.
*** PART TWO***
Hello Readers. I am back. A reader asked a great question in the comments. I decided to add a couple pictures so that it would be more clear how I made the crotch fit well.
I stitched a straight line down the front and back. I made a 1/2 inch seam in the front. I wanted to take a bit of excess out off the front so the fit would be closer. That is why the seam allowance was bigger.
 I needed all the room in the back I could get so I had room for my back end. I made the seam in the back only 1/8 inch so it would look like pants that were sewn together but I didn't want the the fit tighter.

I hope this makes things a little clearer. And as always thanks for reading along!
***Year End update-  I love, love love this jumpsuit. It turned out better than I thought it would. It is in my personal hall of fame.


Queen Of Rods said...

Your new jumpsuit looks great and fits you very well. I'd really like to see exactly how you constructed the crotch and how that you made the seams in the front and back. Care to post some extra pictures of your work???? Thanks for sharing another creative endeavor :)

I Can Work With That said...

Hi Queen of Rods,
After I posted this I thought maybe I should have added some pictures of the inside. I will add on to the original post so all the information is together.
Thanks for the comment.

jenny_o said...

This is so cute and turned out really well. I love that fabric!

Queen Of Rods said...

Thanks for the added pictures. I think that I'm going to give this a try :)