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A Dream Came True: my First Jumpsuit!

Added Jun 16, 2014

by cris orange

Vienna, Austria






Just one year ago a jumpsuit was an unthinkable thing for me: not only I found it unpractical in certain moments, but also aesthetically it didn´t impress me.

But fortunately one is allowed to change their mind!
Again and again I saw jumpsuits here in burda forum, on fashion blogs and on runways.
Slowly my perception changed I found jumpsuits generally wonderful and I absolutely wanted to have one too!

As the april burda appeared and I saw this elegant white jumpsuit, I was definitely caught.

I chose a great soft falling, silky shimmering rayon jersey.
Because it is a 4 way elastic jersey, I omitted the zip fastener in the front.
I omitted the waist band too, because it had been too thick.
Instead I sewed a rubber band in the waist, otherwise the waist would sit very low.
For the lapel I used a solid jersey, to confer more structure to the pattern.

I´ve cut every pattern piece individually and payed a lot of attention to distribute the print as symmetrical as possible. This was fabric waste, but I think it was worth.

I am very happy with the result, it is comfortable and elegant at the same time – love it!
It is rather unusual for me to wear such loose pieces (last years I was focused on tight clothes) and pleat-front trousers were an absolute no-go for me. But now I like it, maybe because the viscose is so soft on my skin.

Maybe I will sew this pattern again, in a thin wool…

Material Notes

Rayon Jersey




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Casual, Evening Wear
Knits/Jersey, Rayon

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    Sep 23, 2018, 06.21 AMby Livonet

    Hei. I am trying to sew this but I do not understand the pockets. Any advise. Help. Thanks

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    Apr 7, 2016, 05.37 AMby tlionel

    stunning! I’m in love … and a little jealous. :)

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    Apr 20, 2015, 01.14 AMby Elles Lanfer

    Wow, so sexy! I want one now!

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      Apr 20, 2015, 05.42 PMby cris orange

      you can make yourself one now :-) :-) :-)

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    Feb 22, 2015, 06.01 AMby RomRom

    Love it!

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    Nov 10, 2014, 09.24 AMby tiffa34

    This is so great! I’m tempted to try a jumpsuit myself

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      Nov 10, 2014, 10.07 AMby cris orange

      thank you! then just do it! ;-)

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    Aug 30, 2014, 09.52 PMby chrissy CHRISSY

    This is awesome, you did a really good job

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      Aug 31, 2014, 07.43 AMby cris orange

      This is nice, thank you!

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    Jun 25, 2014, 01.07 AMby sewing fanatic

    wonderfully done! x

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    Jun 19, 2014, 11.54 AMby pattyhbridal

    Where can I buy this dress?

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      Jun 19, 2014, 12.04 PMby cris orange

      Sorry, but it’s not for sale :-)

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    Jun 19, 2014, 08.10 AMby olg

    Absolutely smashing! It’s brilliant, a job very well done. And your styling is perfect too, it’s taking my breath away. a X from Amsterdam, Hanneke

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      Jun 19, 2014, 08.21 AMby cris orange

      Thank you so much Hanneke! I love playing with stylings, want to try this piece with accessories in other colour too. Fashion is all about risk. :-)

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    Jun 19, 2014, 06.51 AMby Laura Cummins

    It looks so elegant on you and it was worth lining up with patterns, it looks like something out of a designer boutique. Love it!

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      Jun 19, 2014, 08.16 AMby cris orange

      Oh wow, such a big compliment, thank you!

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    Jun 19, 2014, 04.58 AMby Mokara

    Fabulous! I’m glad you changed your mind about jumpsuits :) I fell in love with this one when I saw it and it’s on my list. Seeing yours inspires me to give this one a priority, hehe… It looks fantastic on you.

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      Jun 19, 2014, 08.14 AMby cris orange

      Thank you so much Mokara! I can’t wait to see your version!

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    Jun 19, 2014, 02.20 AMby purplegoat

    It’s lucky us women can change our minds! This looks fantastic, gorgeous on you and well sewn. Bravo!

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      Jun 19, 2014, 08.13 AMby cris orange

      Yes I agree, women are lucky with fashion, we have so many possibilities compared with men :-)

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    Jun 19, 2014, 02.05 AMby StephanieLinden

    That’s gorgeous, well done!

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    Jun 19, 2014, 01.51 AMby Natasha Pelletier

    LOVELY!!! It’s a beautiful outfit and looks perfect on you!! Congratulations on Member Project of the Week- you deserve this acknowledgement so soak it in :)

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      Jun 19, 2014, 08.12 AMby cris orange

      Thank you Natasha, I’m really happy about this, never thought could happen :-)

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    Jun 18, 2014, 05.09 PMby lucielaurier

    Really cool! Congrats!

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    Jun 18, 2014, 04.44 PMby IDia

    congratulations Cris! your dream is an inspiration!

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      Jun 18, 2014, 04.46 PMby cris orange

      Thank you so much! I’m really so happy right now :-)

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    Jun 18, 2014, 03.27 PMby Patrizia Novello

    You’ve done a good job, nice idea not to put the zip! I don’t like sew the zip too!

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      Jun 18, 2014, 03.31 PMby cris orange

      thank you! it´s not that I don´t like sew the zip, but it have been too heavy and stiff for this soft jersey. In addition the jersey is so elastic that it isn´t necessary, one can simply slip in :-)

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    Jun 18, 2014, 01.14 PMby alice9163

    You look like a film star in this

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    Jun 18, 2014, 01.14 PMby alice9163

    You look like a film star in this

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      Jun 18, 2014, 01.49 PMby cris orange

      this is such a lovely compliment, THANK YOU! :-)))

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    Jun 17, 2014, 02.29 PMby Deanna31

    You look great! I love the colour and lightness of the fabric. The rubber band you sewed into the waist- is it elastic?

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      Jun 17, 2014, 03.01 PMby cris orange

      Thank you Deanna! The fabric is really light and soft like silk, is the best rayon jersey I’ve ever seen. The rubber band is elastic, yes.

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    Jun 17, 2014, 11.35 AMby IDia

    Looks fabulous! YOU Look fabulous! It needs a great body for this jumpsuit and YOU realy have it!

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      Jun 17, 2014, 11.37 AMby cris orange

      oh, thank YOU for this big compliment :-)

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    Jun 17, 2014, 10.02 AMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous on you Cris and well worth the wastage of fabric. I love how you matched everything up and the jumpsuits fabulous. Like yourself I never pictured myself wearing one but I have made 3 long and 1 knee length to date lol. Great job z

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      Jun 17, 2014, 10.07 AMby cris orange

      Thank you Mary! it surely won´t be my last one, and I want a playsuit too :-)

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    Jun 17, 2014, 08.45 AMby Livonet

    Gorgeous.!! Great job.!! you look fabulous.!!!

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      Jun 17, 2014, 08.57 AMby cris orange

      Thank you so much! It’s really unusual for me but I like it :-)

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    Jun 17, 2014, 06.19 AMby loulourosa

    You look fab in your jumpsuit, good fabric choice.

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      Jun 17, 2014, 08.30 AMby cris orange

      Thank you loulourosa, the fabric is indeed a dream :-)

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    Jun 16, 2014, 11.54 PMby rita61

    Looks so nice on you. And I agree, good use of fabric!

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    Jun 16, 2014, 09.23 PMby mbuchanan1

    You did a great job with the pattern placement. Jumpsuit looks great on you. You should think about wearing jumpsuit more often.

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      Jun 16, 2014, 09.24 PMby cris orange

      Oh, thank you so much! Yes, I think this won’t be my last jumpsuit :-)

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    Jun 16, 2014, 08.38 PMby liliv-1

    I like very much this elegant look on you cris! :)

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      Jun 16, 2014, 08.41 PMby cris orange

      Thank you liliv!

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    Jun 16, 2014, 08.10 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Super cute and elegant at the same time Cris! You have done a wonderful job with this! :-)

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      Jun 16, 2014, 08.15 PMby cris orange

      Thank you Ellen, also for favoriting me!

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      Jun 18, 2014, 06.49 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Congrats on being featured Cris! :-)

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      Jun 18, 2014, 06.58 AMby cris orange

      Thank you :-))))

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      Jun 18, 2014, 08.49 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Wow! Member Project of the Week too! Congrats even more!! :)

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      Jun 18, 2014, 09.02 PMby cris orange

      Thank you Ellen! Another dream came true today! Feeling really happy and grateful :-)

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