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Very excited to debut my finished bodysuit today – and I love how you can wear it so many different ways! With jeans, shorts (like I did), skirts, or even matching wide leg stretch pants to create a faux-jumpsuit. The knot was a bit tricky to figure out in the beginning, but once it clicked everything came together so easily and I sewed up this entire bodysuit in just a couple of hours from printing the pattern to wearing the finished suit. Read on to see more pictures and links to each tutorial post…

Step 1

Last week I completed sewing my bodysuit and decided to leave my leg holes un-elasticated to reduce visible panty lines when wearing under other bottoms. But when I adapt this pattern to be a one-piece swimsuit (which I hope to do soon), I’ll definitely account for 3/8" elastic being sewn into these edges.

That’s why I love the fact that BurdaStyle digital pattern don’t have seam allowances, so where I don’t want elastic, or a certain finish, I simply don’t add any allowances! And when I have my elastic, it’s so easy to just add my elastic width instead of calculating how much I have to take away from the pattern.


I also decided to omit the snaps at the crotch seam, and instead folded back the over/underlap and sewed my crotch seam together. For me, I hate the discomfort of the snaps more than having to take off the entire bodysuit. But if I did want a separating crotch seam, I would instead install several small hook and eyes instead of snaps.


Bodysuits are perfect for dancing around and having fun since they don’t ride up. My silky jersey fabric I used is also super soft and comfy, so I know I’ll be getting a lot of wear out of this suit!

Back View

The back of this pattern is super simple and sleek, and I also love the coverage of the back so it still makes it possible to wear a bra.


Still excited about my announcement from last week’s post that I can’t stop smiling, and I’m equally excited about how my bodysuit turned out. But with the summer heat kicking in soon, I’m going to also have to make a sleeveless version!

Convinced now to make one for yourself? Click the images below to download the digital pattern and follow the tutorial posts…

Bodysuit pattern

Part one

Part two

Super eager to get started on my July Mash Up, and make sure to check back on Sunday for the release of ALL the July pattern in our digital preview lookbook.

Happy Sewing!

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    Jul 3, 2018, 04.59 PMby kkalousek

    Perfection! You are a sewing rock star, and all your projects look great on you!!!

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    Jun 28, 2018, 03.26 AMby knitgirl16

    You chose a great color for you Meg. I like being able to get out of the bodysuit easier, I think I will keep the snaps. I do like the concept of the bodysuit to not have to fuss with keeping a blouse tucked in to pants or a skirt.

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    Jun 27, 2018, 11.46 PMby Evmorales

    Perfect for each other! haha ring and outfit!

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    Jun 27, 2018, 08.41 PMby cocoluey

    would be great to see garments on a regular misses, I think Meg is a plus? thks.

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      Jun 27, 2018, 11.18 PMby Mokara

      cocoluey, this IS a ‘regular misses’ size, see the pattern information, and Meg is not a plus size, she mentioned in her post that she cut the size 36 (see part one)

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      Jun 28, 2018, 04.11 PMby TyMarie

      Cocoluey, who are you to comment on a woman’s size? Read the magazine if you want to look at skinny waifs. Meg is beautiful the way she is and if you actually read her column you would know that she sews REGULAR patterns, not PLUS. Let’s try and keep it ‘joyful’ like your blog says… we don’t need any of your negative energy around here. thks.

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      Jun 28, 2018, 10.06 PMby Vernetta

      Meg very generously lets us know what size she is—repeatedly. She usually sews Burda size 38. Which according to their measurement chart fits 35-28-37. Corresponds to US pattern size 12. Probably about US ready to wear 6/8. Not even close to plus size. A little bit of research prior to posting would serve you well.

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    Jun 27, 2018, 05.49 PMby TyMarie

    I see that ring, Meg!

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      Jun 27, 2018, 09.50 PMby MegH

      Snuck it in hehe – it just matched too good! :)

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