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.
- mock wrap
- dropped shoulder seams
- loose fitting top
- tapered pant leg
- Centered back facing
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.