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Linen Jumpsuit

Added Feb 5, 2014

by lonemoose

Wellington, New ...






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




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Beach, Business, Casual, Evening Wear
Linen, Rayon

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    Jul 5, 2015, 05.17 PMby sewing fanatic

    quite good this one ay

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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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