Pattern Review: Leah Jumpsuit from Fibre Mood

TL; DR – Why can’t I still figure out how to do zippers? Y’all know I love jumpsuits. But I had yet to make a proper boiler suit or flight suit type jumpsuit. I have had the Leah jumpsuit from Fibre Mood for a while now, and finally got around to making it with a…

Pattern Review: ME2008 by Know Me Patterns

TL; DR – Easier than you would think, especially because there is a sew-a-long video. I have been following Mimi G for a while now, basically since I started sewing a few short years ago. She has made it her life’s work to diversify the Big Three patterns (although I have no idea where burda…

Sirocco Jumpsuit, Take 2

TL; DR – I really need to make this one more. I’m trying to work through my rather large collection of knits, and as much as I love my original Sirocco jumpsuit, for whatever reason I haven’t made another one. I had clearly forgotten how freaking easy this pattern is to put together and sew…

Ludlow Jumpsuit, Take 3

TL; DR – Thank god I write this blog so I can remember how I overcame my own inability to read directions. More winter weight jumpsuit action, this time with a grey denim. I forgot, once again, how to do the sleeves on the Ludlow Jumpsuit, but thankfully, I wrote what I did the first…

Pleats and Thank You Jumpsuit, Take 2

TL; DR – How many times do I have to tell myself not to get cocky? Ok, so you know how I said I was making a wardrobe for our trip to Italy? Yeah, the thing about winter weight jumpsuits is that they are REALLY BULKY to pack. So none of these new jumpsuits make…

Zadie Jumpsuit, Take 6

TL; DR – I still struggle buying and choosing fabric. We’re about to go to Italy for a family vacation, so of course I have to make an entire new capsule wardrobe lol. I wanted a “winter” Zadie, and I had this…look, I am terrible at keeping track of my fabric. This fabric is thick…

Pattern Review: V1524

TL; DR – I will never, ever sew a knit-and-woven combo again if it can be helped. The daughter wanted a jumpsuit for Homecoming. I am so grateful for The Fold Line FB group who helped me find the right pattern, V1524 (which I managed to get on sale!), and helping me figure out how…

Pattern Review: Pleats and Thank You Jumpsuit by Forest & Thread

TL; DR – BEHOLD! I don’t know what it is about my and jumpsuits with interesting shoulders, but here we go, I love it. I’ve done testing for Forest & Thread before and I love their patterns, so when I had the chance to test the new Pleats and Thank You jumpsuit? YES PLEASE THANK…

Zadie Jumpsuit, Take 5

TL; DR – If I slow down just a little and take my time, I can get this pattern cut and sewn in an afternoon. I have had this fabric for ages; I don’t even remember where I got it. And, I’ve been wanting to do a Zadie jumpsuit with a print for a while….

Ludlow Jumpsuit, Take 2

TL; DR – OMG THIS JUMPSUIT IS STRAIGHT FIRE, do not get cocky, check that you sewed it correctly before “serging”. I bought two fabrics when I went to Mood Fabrics in NYC, and this one is the second. Pink is ALL the rage right now (BARBIECORE, BABY!), but plain pink fabric did not fit…

Zadie Jumpsuit, Take 4

TL; DR – I LOVE THIS PATTERN I reprinted the Zadie jumpsuit in a size that is more reflective of my current body. I am so thankful that I can still wear my old ones with a tank top underneath, but I wanted to see how one that fit…would fit. This is a chambray sheet…

Pattern Review: The Ludlow Jumpsuit from Sewing and the City

TL; DR – Thank goodness for 5/8″ seem allowances, I finally understand how to use the stitch-in-the-ditch foot, long live heavy dark lines and large fonts! I cut the fabric for this jumpsuit out a year ago, before I realized my body had changed. As soon as I saw the style of the Ludlow Jumpsuit…

Zadie Jumpsuit, Take 3

TL; DR – SOMETIMES YOU GOTTA BE EXTRA EXTRA I’ve had this shinny linen fabric that I impulsively bought (twice) from Mood for a long time now. I’ve been wanting to make something extra-special with it, and finally settled on this super-extra Zadie jumpsuit as a Mother’s Day gift to myself. I remember how challenging…

Pattern Review: Sirocco Jumpsuit from Deer and Doe Patterns

TL; DR Pattern matching is ROUGH, knit jumpsuits are secret pajamas, I love it when a pattern company works to be more size-inclusive. When I first started sewing and was looking for much-loved patterns, I found the Sirocco jumpsuit pattern from Deer and Doe. At the time, the pattern didn’t *quite* make it’s way to…

Pattern Review: Farris Jumpsuit from Jennifer Lauren Handmade

TL; DR – I may actually love jumpsuits, I just may have been too ready to judge drawstring waists harshly, testing patterns in FUN! Now that the Farris Jumpsuit pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade has officially been released, I can share my review of the pattern and my adventures in being a PATTERN TESTER. I…

Zadie Jumpsuit, Take 2

TL; DR – Twill is lovely but SUCH A PAIN NEVER AGAIN, for the love of all things holy read the damn directions, buy a huge role of bias tape you will be grateful. Before I understood the difference between 45″ and 60″ fabric, I bought entirely too much purple twill in order to make…

Pattern Review: Zadie Jumpsuit from Paper Theory

TL; DR – Different doesn’t always mean hard, I love this pattern so much. I’m not, as my husband says, a jumpsuit person, despite my efforts to the contrary. I asked in one of sewing FB groups what jumpsuit pattern they would recommend for this relatively short, busty, short torso, thick-waisted sewist. They all came…

Free Pattern Review: The Meadow Jumpsuit by Mood Fabrics

TL; DR – The machine you use MATTERS, and I might have to accept that I’m not a jumpsuit person. I love jumpsuits. Except I have a big chest, a short torso, and I am a little on the short side (AVERAGE HEIGHT I SHOULD SAY). So…jumpsuits don’t always love me back. I saw the…