Easy to sew and easy to wear, the jumpsuit sewing pattern from Paper Theory is perfect for beginners!
The Zadie Jumpsuit is a relaxed and easy to wear one piece that comes with the option of wide 3/4 length sleeves or sleeveless with a dropped shoulder. It wraps around the body and fastens with a tie with so there is no need for buttons or a zip – making it a very quick and to easy sew, and quick and easy to get on and off. The legs are cut wide and skim above the ankle. There are deep slant pockets on the front, with small pleats at the waist on the front and back. The neck edge is finished with a bias binding.
Techniques involved making your own bias binding and applying it to the neckline. You will also learn how to create a slant trouser pocket. The rest of the techniques are standard straight stitching and hemming.
The pattern can be made in woven medium-weight fabrics. Choose cotton and linen and would look great in fabric that has a draped quality like crepe, viscose twill or satin. It would also make up well in some heavier fabrics like drill and light weight denim. It’s possible to make this in knit or stretch fabrics like jersey. However the binding technique around the neck is tricky in a stretch fabric, so be warned that would take the difficulty level up a few notches. The pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner. Now in additional size range is 6-28 (UK).