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Chocolate brown jumpsuit

Added Jul 12, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece






Hi:) This looks like an overall but it is seperate top and pants. I used tunic pattern 113 from burda issue 6/2009 (without the drapped pieces) for the top, which I made long enough and added a tunnel with elastic at the bottom: when it is worn the hem goes to the waist and the top has a soft bubble look. I finished the upper of the top with a doubled band. I also added a narrow strap which ties at the front connection point. For the pants I used as a pattern guide an old pair of rtw pants which I unstiched. I widened the pants downwards and finished them with a doubled band. It was a very easy and quick project. It is also very easy to wear, comfortable and makes me look slimmer. I have also made a shrug of the same fabric so the outfit can be worn in a more chilly weather as well, I just forgot to take photos of it:(
Thanks for looking!

Material Notes

chocolate brown jersey




Garment Type

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    Aug 7, 2013, 05.39 PMby Cintia Webb

    We need a “Like” “Love” and “Totally adore” buttons. I love (or totally adore) all your posts, and I don’t want to spam you saying “oh my god, this is awesome”.

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      Aug 7, 2013, 08.00 PMby liliv-1


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    Jul 23, 2013, 07.54 AMby Helguchi

    Awesome outfit!! After all the comments from the other sewing pals there isn’t much left to say. But It’s a nice outfit and it looks very comfortable and fresh for summer weather.

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      Jul 23, 2013, 12.30 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you Helguchi!

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    Jul 17, 2013, 08.10 PMby vinia789

    Nice one liliv looks great on you.

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      Jul 17, 2013, 08.40 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you vinia:)

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    Jul 16, 2013, 09.50 AMby sleepy-dumpling

    I’m a big fan of brown too! It’s so flattering and not as harsh as black. I love the simplicity of this outfit. It would work for night or day just by changing accessories. It looks so lovely on you. I wouldn’t have said you need to shave a few pounds but if it makes you feel good then this outfit is a winner. :)

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      Jul 16, 2013, 10.54 AMby liliv-1

      Oh, thank you you are always so kind:) I’m glad you like brown, I’m a brown maniac though it’s not a very popular color. I agree 100% with you that it is a perfect alternative to black:)

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    Jul 15, 2013, 10.25 AMby eirenep

    This outfit looks great on you!

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      Jul 15, 2013, 10.38 AMby liliv-1


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    Jul 14, 2013, 09.44 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

    The outfit that I only can be jealous to see on others:) It really suits you well, didn’t you think to add some decor?

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      Jul 14, 2013, 11.08 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks a lot! This outfit makes me look 5 kilos less;) Add decor to the backround you mean?

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      Jul 14, 2013, 11.22 AMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Yes. The lace on your neck makes it smart and good for evening event: it looks quite noble in this jersey. But if to wear for everyday, maybe something bright would be good.

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      Jul 14, 2013, 12.59 PMby liliv-1

      It’s more an everyday outfit ( this was my plan when I made it) and the brown goes well with colorful accessories. I wanted to keep it simple:)

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      Jul 14, 2013, 01.51 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

      Then you are right:)

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    Jul 14, 2013, 06.17 AMby iokatsar

    It is fabulous. You look great!

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      Jul 14, 2013, 11.05 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much iokatsar!

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    Jul 13, 2013, 04.47 PMby BeeZee

    Really a winning outfit! Expertly constructed and perfect fit – as usual! You look marvelous!

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      Jul 13, 2013, 05.31 PMby liliv-1

      Oh, thank you dear BeeZee!!

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    Jul 13, 2013, 04.17 PMby kisses

    Very nice…I love earth tone colours especially brown not to mention you look great in it

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      Jul 13, 2013, 05.30 PMby liliv-1

      :) Thank you kisses!

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    Jul 13, 2013, 01.34 PMby Angie H

    This is so much smarter and practical than a jumpsuit ….the length of the pants is fresh and stylish and I like the style of them very much. This will be one of my favorites!!!!!!

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      Jul 13, 2013, 02.34 PMby liliv-1

      Oh, thank you so much! I’m very happy that you like this project:) Most of all it is extremely easy!

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    Jul 13, 2013, 08.53 AMby Mary Athey

    fabulous outfit liliv, i love shades of brown and caramel as well. i think the two pieces are so versatile and can be dressed up.or down. you did a cracking job on this. i make little boleros as well x

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      Jul 13, 2013, 08.56 AMby liliv-1

      Yes they are very versatile. Thanks for your sweet comments:) Little boleros are so cute and easy to make!

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      Jul 13, 2013, 09.14 AMby Mary Athey

      liliv you should try that little pelerine (cape) i made to wear with my christening dress. its quick easy and looks so good over a dress, i’m going to make my next one with shoulder pads to show the shoulder pleats up x

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      Jul 13, 2013, 10.18 AMby liliv-1

      Oh, yes this pelerine is adorable with these pleats, it looks so lovely on you!! I kept it in my mind for a future use:)

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    Jul 13, 2013, 08.46 AMby Zsuzso

    This is cute. Looks great on you.

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      Jul 13, 2013, 08.57 AMby liliv-1


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    Jul 13, 2013, 07.18 AMby Verdy

    You look great In it, very stilish!

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      Jul 13, 2013, 08.36 AMby liliv-1

      :) thanks!!

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    Jul 13, 2013, 06.15 AMby schnui

    Great outfit liliv and I love the colour of the jersey. Must be lovely and comfortable to wear in the hot weather.

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      Jul 13, 2013, 08.36 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you schnui! Yes it is as comfortable as my pajamas:) I’m a big fun of brown, I think it goes well with many colors.

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    Jul 13, 2013, 06.03 AMby frederi

    Hi Liliv, really nice and inventive how you created this! The color is beautiful too and suits you very well. It is a very different look as I mostly see you in dresses:-)

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      Jul 13, 2013, 08.34 AMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much! xxx

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    Jul 12, 2013, 11.19 PMby rita61

    Nice outfit!

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      Jul 12, 2013, 11.39 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you:)

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    Jul 12, 2013, 11.13 PMby zsyzu

    Very nice. I love the color and it really does look like a jumpsuit. Perfect for evenings out!

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      Jul 12, 2013, 11.41 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks! I made it this way because jumpsuits are not very functional for me:)

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