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Long wrap jumpsuit - petite to tall

Added Apr 21, 2015

by MissElly

Midtjylland, Den...






I noticed AFTER having purchased the pattern and printed/assembled/cut out all the pieces, that the pattern was actually drafted in petite sizes whelp. No matter. A few measurements and a couple of artfully placed slash-n’-spreads later, and it was transformed into a tall (thankfully, the pant length was more or less fine, while the top pieces were the ones that needed significant lengthening – 5-10cm)

Now, the truth is that before making this particular version of this jumpsuit, I had made the shorts version. That was a bit of a trial and error situation, but it turned out acceptable, all things considered (read, I hate working with bias tape and should never alter pattern pieces when blinded by severe exhaustion).

The fabric I used was a very VERY lightweight polycotton SOMETHING or another. There was no label on the bolt and I bought the very last 5 meters the store had in stock, but the closest I can compare this fabric to is chiffon. It’s insanely light and floaty, and quite sheer. ergo the extra meterage.

Instead of using bias tape to finish the neck and front edges, I cut 4 front top pieces and two back top, and used the second set of pieces as lining, sewing right sides together along the neck and front edges – PRESTO. No bias tape XD. I basted the remaining edges together (wrong sides facing) and treated the lining and outer pieces as one.
The pant section was actually a marriage of both the long pant version, and the shorts version (the shorts pieces used as lining). I hemmed the bottom edges of the shorts pieces. The corresponding shorts and pant pieces were then basted together (again, wrong sides facing) and then treated as one piece.

The last details that I changed were the tie (I drew inspiration from the shorts version, i.e. a sewn on tie rather than ribbon). I made a wider tie out of a fine Egyptian muslin, sewed the sleeves out of the same muslin fabric, and added a button on each pant leg on the outer seam line, about knee height as well as a button hole strap attached to the inside, same height/spot as the button (folded hems never seem to stay folded for me)




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual, Romantic
Chiffon, Cotton

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    Apr 25, 2015, 02.58 AMby sewing fanatic

    its beautiful!!! i like your version better X

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    Apr 22, 2015, 09.09 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Stilig og sexy!

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    Apr 22, 2015, 09.07 PMby Mokara

    I think BurdaStyle should replace the original photos with yours! Gorgeous everything… and great manipulation of the pattern itself – and excellent description of the process.

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      Apr 24, 2015, 04.58 PMby MissElly

      aww thanks :) the one part I forgot to mention in the description is how I’m secretly using a couple safety pins to keep my… assets.. from spilling out all over the place haha. I’ve been procrastinating sewing in a few snap buttons because, new projects are already in full swing. BUT, buttons are a must have for anyone with any sort of chest related endowment.

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      Apr 24, 2015, 07.41 PMby Mokara

      LOL… I totally understand, because I’m one of those blessed a little too much with ‘chest related endowment’ :))

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    Apr 22, 2015, 03.15 PMby Bbtiny

    great jumpsuitè

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    Apr 22, 2015, 04.45 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Just great…

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    Apr 22, 2015, 01.22 AMby sixteenstitches

    LOVE!!! What a cool version of a jumpsuit.

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    Apr 22, 2015, 12.03 AMby Frenchy-C


    your version is nicer and styled better then the original. You rocked it!

    Happy sewing

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    Apr 21, 2015, 10.48 PMby Tzai

    Well done, all the alterations you had to do were worth it as this is a beutiful garment that you’ve made.

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    Apr 21, 2015, 09.52 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous x

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