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Abstract Jumpsuit

Added Nov 19, 2012

By MegH

Toronto, Canada






I was very excited to get started on a project from the the new book BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern and I had this awesome fabric from Hart’s Fabric.

I had to opportunity to choose a fabric from Hart’s Fabric, and since I love working with spandex I immediately started browsing the swimwear fabric section. This abstract green watercolor fabric caught my eye. I love working with anything limegreen and stretchy. When I received it, I thought the beautiful print would look super cool in a jumpsuit and I also had this black spandex mesh that really complemented it.

I used two of the base pattern from the book to create my jumpsuit. For the bottom I used the Jean Stirrup Pants and the Elizabeth Gathered-Waist Dress bodice for the top portion. I raised the waistline and omitted the pintuck and waistband for the bottoms and I drafted a bustier variation found in the book using the master pattern for the top. The drafting and sewing instructions in the book were so easy to follow, and I love all the variations you can make. I took two different master patterns and made it into one garment, and it turned out great.

With my leftover fabric I decided to make a headwrap to complete my look! I followed our Headwrap DIY. I love how this jumpsuit can be styled, here I wanted an athletic look but you could easily wear heels and a glittery clutch to jazz it up for nighttime!

Material Notes

Printed Lycra, Mesh



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    Feb 6, 2013, 07.25 PMby Maria Sanchez

    i really like the colors on this jumpsuit!

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    Nov 23, 2012, 09.22 PMby AlbertGilbert

    This is just too much fun! This young lady made my day with this colorful number. ;

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      Nov 26, 2012, 07.15 PMby MegH

      Hehe thanks !

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    Nov 23, 2012, 04.58 PMby fatimafarasha

    super cute, how do I get the stirup pattern? getting a mssg that says put in a code from the ebook? Can I just buy this pattern?

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      Nov 26, 2012, 07.15 PMby MegH

      Thanks ! Actually, the stirrup pant pattern is from the new book and cannot be purchased individually. To get this pattern you must either buy the eBook (which will then give you the code to download) or purchase the book which will have the physical pattern inside. BurdaStyle Sewing Vintage Modern http://www.burdastyle.com/burdastyle-sewing-vintage-modern is available to but December 11th. Hope this helps!!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 01.21 PMby AilsaJaneLeonard

    Great choice of fabric! Love it!

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      Nov 26, 2012, 07.11 PMby MegH

      Thanks, this fabric really jumped out at me.

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    Nov 22, 2012, 11.01 AMby arisaid

    Nice to see something so original and so “you”. Love the photos too.

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      Nov 26, 2012, 07.11 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much! This jumpsuit is VERY “me” haha.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 03.57 AMby Jamie Lau

    You look fab! Can’t wait to see your next project.

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      Nov 20, 2012, 03.08 PMby MegH

      Thanks !! Can’t wait to start working on my next project.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 02.40 AMby kisses

    Nice fabric and great photos

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      Nov 20, 2012, 03.08 PMby MegH

      Thank-you, I just love the fabric…so comfy and stretchy.

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    Nov 20, 2012, 12.52 AMby mollytov

    Radical jumpsuit. The fabric rocks. Love it.

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      Nov 20, 2012, 03.09 PMby MegH

      haha thanks! I think it’s pretty neat, always wanted a radical jumpsuit.

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    Nov 19, 2012, 11.01 PMby Mary Athey

    just gorgeous and so origional.!! you choose well.with the fabric and the jumpsuit and headband are fab on you x

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      Nov 20, 2012, 03.09 PMby MegH

      Thanks so much!!!

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