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Maria has a jumpsuit on!

Added Dec 22, 2016

by Maria Hayek

Asker, Norway






Yes, me. The sceptic for jumpsuits. The November issue came out and I fell in love at first sight! I liked everything about it, all the details.
The first challenge was to find fabric that worked, I was looking for some shade of red but was hoping for a small pattern or some checks on…then I came across this plain but oh so good to the touch wool blend jersey.
The second came with adjusting the pattern for my size combination, size 40 hips to size 38 waist. Have you seen the shape of those pattern pieces? :o That took a lot of thinking and finger crossing. But! Turned out I did it right! Didn’t need to adjust a cm after all the folding! Super proud of myself :D
Apart from that it went OK, deviations from the pattern are few:
- I cut the pant pieces from the wrong side of the fabric so my folds are opposite to those of the model.
- The slits on the front and back are shorter than the pattern (and I regret not making the back one longer a bit since it’s on the verge of being too tight to put on :s)
- I dropped the slits at the shoulder so I don’t restrict the jumpsuit wearing to only strapless bras ;)
Very happy with it and wearing it on Christmas eve.

P.S. A month and a half later, I split this into pants and a blouse. For the simple reason that I loved the fabric and really wanted to wear it more often, but a red jumpsuit isn’t exactly an everyday garment.
For the pants, I just added facings at the waist to finish them but looks wise they look exactly the same as in these photos.
The blouse I lengthened by 20 cm then cinched the waist a bit with an elastic band, the last photo shows how it turned out :)

Material Notes

Wool blend jersey




Winter, Fall
Garment Type
Knits/Jersey, Wool

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    Jan 2, 2017, 10.33 AMby hello Itsme

    it looks wonderful! you’ve done great with this jumpsuit =)

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      Jan 3, 2017, 07.05 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thanks Nadia! I’m quite happy with how it turned out myself :)

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    Dec 27, 2016, 07.08 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Wonderful job and perfect look! Besides, your description is full of tips and ideas for the sewing. I like this red hue and the way the fabric drapes it shows all the best of the pattern and of you!

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      Dec 28, 2016, 07.07 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Oksana! I like to write what I did myself so others learn from my mistakes :D

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    Dec 26, 2016, 10.51 PMby liliv-1

    You rocked it! I love the solid red which emphasize the shape!

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      Dec 28, 2016, 07.05 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much liliv :) It made it a bit too festive though so I’m not sure I can wear this to work for example.

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    Dec 26, 2016, 11.10 AMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Wow! Smashing Christmas outfit! Though I’m a big fan od jumpsuits I hadn’t paid much attention to this one …

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      Dec 26, 2016, 12.20 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Elpida! Hope you had a great Christmas :)

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    Dec 26, 2016, 07.44 AMby Maria Loupa

    Your jumpsuit looks realy beautiful on you , ihe pattern and the colour. I like jumpsuits myself but I didn’t sew one yet. Merry Cristmas, I hope you had a realy good time.

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      Dec 26, 2016, 12.18 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Maria! Hope you had good Christmas too :)
      I usually like how jumpsuits look but feel they’re impractical, but that shouldn’t stop me from having a couple and hopefully look good in them :)

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    Dec 25, 2016, 04.25 PMby Tzai

    Merry Christmas Maria, it looks great on you, hope you enjoyed last night!

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      Dec 25, 2016, 09.41 PMby Maria Hayek

      Merry Christmas to you too Aida! I had a great day yesterday and got a lot of money in the form of gift cards of my favorite fabric shop :D How was your Christmas? Thanks for the sweet comment :)

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    Dec 23, 2016, 11.16 PMby Daniela Gutierrez-Diaz

    Ohh this is super cool!

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      Dec 24, 2016, 08.29 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Daniela :)

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    Dec 23, 2016, 10.08 PMby chula123

    ohh Maria you look wonderful in this! Very festive! hope you have a wonderful Christmas. and your cat is adorable!

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      Dec 24, 2016, 08.28 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Chula. Merry Christmas to you and your family :)

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    Dec 23, 2016, 03.55 PMby alice9163

    This looks so glamorous and Chrismassy. Well done. Merry Xmas

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      Dec 23, 2016, 04.25 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you Alice :) Merry Christmas!

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    Dec 23, 2016, 09.08 AMby Ivanamania

    I did not realize the potential of the pattern till your post! I just love it how it worked! :)

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      Dec 23, 2016, 04.25 PMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Ivana :)

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    Dec 22, 2016, 10.19 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Wow! Så flott den ble! – og tøff frisyre min venn :) God Jul til deg og dine!

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      Dec 23, 2016, 06.08 AMby Maria Hayek

      Tusen takk Ellen :) God Jul til deg og dine å. Håper være på vestlandet gir seg

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    Dec 22, 2016, 09.40 PMby Beccki

    You look absolutely stunning Maria, amazing work, and a beautiful jumpsuit. Merry Christmas x

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      Dec 23, 2016, 06.08 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you so much Beccki! Merry Christmas :)

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    Dec 22, 2016, 09.39 PMby Mary Athey

    This is gorgeous on you. Love your cat as well x

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      Dec 23, 2016, 06.09 AMby Maria Hayek

      Thank you very much Mary! Yeah, he’s the cutest cat ever :)

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