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My first ever jumpsuit

Added May 11, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






I’ve always been skeptical towards jumpsuits, I still think it’s tricky to make them flatter one’s shape. But I really liked this pattern and wanted to give it a try.
The fabric is an impulse buy, I saw it on an internet shop and really liked it! Had no idea what I wanted to do with it, so I just randomly bought 2m. This happened way before the issue of Burda came out.
But when it did, the idea came quick. I make a summery beachy culottes length jumpsuit, then I can use it during my trip to the Philippines :) This idea fit barely into the 2 meters I had :)
And since I’m not a fan of showing my bra or going without one, I also made a red tube top to wear under it. (I found out after wearing it that it slides down a lot, so it’ll get spaghetti straps in the near future and become officially a tank top).
It’s not an outfit I can use often as I think it looks very beach vacation, but at least now I’m a bit less skeptical to jumpsuits…they can look good :)
P.S. Photos taken on the White beach of Boracay island, The Philippines :)

Material Notes

Weaved patchwork printed cotton
Viscose jersey for the barely visible tube top under




Garment Type
Beach, Casual

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    Apr 8, 2017, 10.35 PMby skeeler

    This looks great on you! Well done.

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      Apr 9, 2017, 07.21 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much :)

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    Jan 9, 2017, 09.46 PMby Madcinderella

    Jättesnygg! :D

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    Jun 17, 2016, 01.03 PMby vinia789

    You did an amazing project,its a beautiful outfit.

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      Jun 17, 2016, 02.12 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Vinia :)

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    Jun 14, 2016, 05.12 AMby nrobson

    you did a great job, nice and summery for a vacay! x

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      Jun 14, 2016, 06.34 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Nadia :) It was nice to wear too :)

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    May 22, 2016, 02.44 PMby RedBelka

    Awesome jumpsuit! Would love to be on that beach right now :)

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      May 23, 2016, 06.01 AMby Maria Hayek

      Me too :) I miss that place and weather already!
      Thank you for the compliment Olga :)

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    May 16, 2016, 03.26 PMby velvetribbon

    That’s a lovely jumpsuit and fabric choice! It is perfect to wear for vacation and I like the culottes length :) Hope you had a great time in Boracay.

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      May 17, 2016, 07.32 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much! It was a great vacation :)

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    May 14, 2016, 03.01 PMby liliv-1

    The style looks fabulous on you!

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      May 15, 2016, 12.58 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Liliv :)

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    May 13, 2016, 03.34 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Such a beautiful item! I’ve made it too….

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      May 13, 2016, 07.55 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Elpida :) You made one! That’s nice to hear, I told you adjusting this would be easy ;) I lengthened the bodice only to regular length, but I should’ve done the pants part too to get some extra ease…well, what’s done is done…looking forward to seeing yours :)

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    May 12, 2016, 11.59 AMby kisses

    Nicely done Maria…suitable for summer

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      May 13, 2016, 07.53 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks you so much :)

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    May 12, 2016, 10.41 AMby Beccki

    Great variation on the jumpsuit Maria love how you have made them into culottes, Ive just bought a vogue Culottes/jumpsuit pattern and after seeing what you’ve done I’m looking forward to making it.

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      May 12, 2016, 10.49 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Beccki :) Looking forward to seeing yours :)

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    May 12, 2016, 09.50 AMby RashaT

    I love the way you sew it, Maria. Amazing pictures, place and you.

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      May 12, 2016, 10.49 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much for your sweet words Rasha :)

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    May 12, 2016, 07.55 AMby rita61

    Your jumpsuit looks good on you! I like the idea of the tube top underneath. Nice length. Glad you had a good holiday.

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      May 12, 2016, 08.07 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks a lot Rita :)

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    May 12, 2016, 06.39 AMby Joanne C.

    What a very nice jumpsuit. The idea of making it to cullotes length is brilliant. I should give it a try too in the future. It is lovely to see a Burda pattern worn in my homeland Philippines. Enjoy your vacation and enjoy Boracay!

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      May 12, 2016, 08.06 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Joanne :) Looking forward to seeing yours! This is actually one of 3 Burda patterns that were worn in the Philippines :) The other two are the yellow top and dress I posted earlier. And I loved The Philippines! If it wasn’t that far away from Europe, I’d be vacationing there a lot more often!

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    May 12, 2016, 06.02 AMby Luda Tomashevska

    Oh, I’ve looked at this model, I like it, but I was afraid to sew it. I already had one dress with an open back, which I’ve made, inspired by the beautiful pictures from Burda, and … never dared to wear :) The idea of bandage is good and practical. Bright vacation is guaranteed with this jumpsuit! :)

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      May 12, 2016, 06.08 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Luda! I know! Open back looks so nice in the pictures, and one gets inspired, then has to come up with additions to make it more everyday friendly :) And yes, the vacation was awesome :)

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    May 11, 2016, 11.07 PMby Mary Athey

    Just gorgeous x

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    May 11, 2016, 08.31 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Så stilig på deg! Du vil nok elske denne!! ;-)

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      May 11, 2016, 08.58 PMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :)

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    May 11, 2016, 07.57 PMby SurMesure

    This jumpsuit looks very comfortable and very beach appropriate! I like the relaxed fit and your photos are fantastic, ah the beach!

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      May 11, 2016, 08.58 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you :) It is a magical beach :)

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    May 11, 2016, 07.31 PMby chula123

    I think you definitely don’t need to be skeptical about jumpsuits, it looks very nice on you! lovely fabric. I copied this pattern some time ago, even have the right fabric for it, but for some reason still haven’t started yet. looking at yours, I must get going :-)) lfantastic holiday pictures, I envy you, looks fabulous there.

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      May 11, 2016, 08.57 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Chula :) I’m looking forward to seeing your version. And yes, it was probably the best holiday I ever had this one :) (sigh)

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    May 11, 2016, 06.35 PMby SueMH

    I really like this on you Maria. Great summer style. Your photos are beautiful, looks like a nice place for a holiday.

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      May 11, 2016, 06.56 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Sue :) It’s a GREAT place for a holiday! These photos are taken on Boracay island in the Philippines.

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