Monday, January 18, 2016

Glittery Knit Jumpsuit - McCall 7099

This jumpsuit was ready to sew for over two months. Last week, I finally sat down to sew it up with hopes of wearing it to dinner. It did not make it's debut at the dinner party, but I did finish it on Monday afternoon. So it's ready for the next evening event.  This is one of about twenty UFO's I'd like to sew soon.

McCall's describes this jumpsuit as: MISSES' ROMPER AND JUMPSUITS: Loose-fitting romper and jumpsuits have raised neckline, mock wrap, gathered, blouson bodice, front band extending to back neckline, elasticized waist, and side pockets. B, C and D: tapered. Sizes are:6 to 22; I used 14 with a few modifications. My finished jumpsuit did look like the drawing and pictures.

It reminds me of styles worn in the 80's. I even went through some old patterns to find similar styles.

My likes:
  • mock wrap
  • dropped shoulder seams
  • loose fitting top
  • tapered pant leg
  • Centered back facing
No problems with the instructions.  They were easy and typical.  Nothing confusing about them.

The fabric used is a shiny blue on black knit that I picked up at Joann's.  After I started working with the knit, I did notice that the recovery was not the best, but I will certainly get a few wears out of it.

Not many alterations wear needed.  I made a FBA.  Three small pleats wear made to take up the added width due to the FBA. Also, I added three inches to the length of the pants and added two inches to the length of the sleeves.

I have so many patterns to try.  Right now I don't think I'll make it again.  But I do recommend it to all level sewists.  It's easy to sew and the style can be worn by most body types.

 Happy Sewing!


  1. You rock lady... it's really lovely on you

  2. This is awesome on you Cennetta! What wonderful fabric for a jumpsuit!

  3. You look gorgeous in this wonderful jumpsuit.

  4. This is really cute! I made this in the summer as shorts but it was dressy and I got a lot of complements! It's a very confortable jumpsuit. I think I will make one more but casual.

  5. My favorite pic so far is of you sitting down. You really look amazing. I love the style of this jumpsuit, I wouldn't think to use this fabric but it looks great and compliments the cut of the garment.

  6. Wowza! Quick -- and possibly odd -- question: is that 'dip' at the center back neck uncomfortable? Can you feel it, or feel cold air against the back of your neck? I like that pattern, but didn't buy it because of that feature at the back neck.

  7. This is really pretty. That color and the fabric was a super find at joanns. Lucky you.

  8. This jumpsuit is looking amazing on you and you wore it really well. Can you tell me which accessories can be worn with this, as I am thinking to wear something similar to a formal party at venues Chicago and I want minimal addition of makeup and accessories for that!

  9. Thank you for your lovely compliments. Benilhalk, I finally wore the jumpsuit on Saturday. The only jewelry worn was earrings, watch and rings. I wore the same belt as photographed in the blog post.



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