Linen Jumpsuit

Added Feb 5, 2014

by lonemoose

Wellington, New ...

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Description

Black linen blend jumpsuit based on the Burda Long Jumpsuit.

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Material Notes

I did quite a few adjustments to this project before making it up. I first made a toile to get sizing right. I am 5’10" and this pattern was cut for a petite size, which I certainly am not. I decided to leave the body length as I liked the fit of it better up high on my waist. I didn’t do the pockets either because it added bulk to the hips and was not flattering on my body shape. I also tapered in the legs to give a slimmer fit. I didn’t want gathered sleeves in my version so adjusted the sleeve pattern piece to remove the gather altogether. I will add belt loops to the back, as the belt sits better with them. I also drafted up a facing for the neck/front to make it a bit more sophisticated, rather than the binding. I also adjusted the front/centre of the pants and closed up the front gusset/panel part that folds over . It looks much tidier.

This project was simple for me, but I am an intermediate/advanced sewer. I definitely find that BurdaStyle patterns in general require some prior sewing and garment construction knowledge by the maker, as some instructions can seem vague or incomplete.

Overall I am really stoked with this project. The fabric works really well. I opted for a drapey fabric as the more structured wovens tend not to flatter the design. But perhaps that is just my preference. I will make another one of these in future. Possibly out of a drapey denim blend.

The shoes are Funkis brand in case anyone is curious. The leather darkens over time into a deep honey brown. Very comfy and made in Sweden! www.funkis.com

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
For
Women
Garment Type
Jumpsuit
Style
Beach, Business, Casual, Evening Wear
Material
Linen, Rayon

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    Feb 7, 2014, 01.09 PMby Mary Athey

    I love your jumpsuit. It looks so good on you x

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      Feb 7, 2014, 06.51 PMby lonemoose

      Thanks! I feel good in it and it is so comfortable!

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    Feb 6, 2014, 04.22 PMby mokosha

    beautiful! love all the little changes you made.. been thinking of this pattern today, and then i saw your version! when i make mine, i want it to look just like this!

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      Feb 6, 2014, 08.45 PMby lonemoose

      I took ages to finally commit to making this jumpsuit. It is a really gorgeous fabric so I wanted to make sure it was going to be something that I loved. I really am happy with it and relieved that my adaptations have come out so well. Thanks for your comment!

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    Feb 6, 2014, 02.55 PMby Deanna31

    I love how your jumpsuit turned out! Really nice

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      Feb 6, 2014, 08.43 PMby lonemoose

      Thank you! :)

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