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Peach Bell Bottom Jumpsuit

Added Jun 13, 2011

By burdastyle

New York, New Yo...






A jumpsuit is an entire outfit-in-one and is full of room for one’s own interpretation. We created our own variation of a burda style magazine jumpsuit pattern and altered it to our liking by eliminating the cuffs and gathers at the ankle and widened the legs for a more free-spirited look.

This design calls for a 2-way stretch fabric so we went with a comparable peach hued silk knit. There are no closures to insert but a tie at the waist, so slipping into this outfit is as easy as pie. Which look do you prefer, cinched and gathered at the ankle or a flowing bell bottom?

Material Notes

150 cm (59 in) wide stretch jersey: 2.25 – 2.25 – 2.25 – 2.30 – 2.40 m (2 5/8 yds).
Vilene/Pellon Bias Tape. Elastic, 1 cm (3/8 in) wide: 0.70 – 0.75 – 0.80 – 0.85 – 0.90 m (7/8 – 7/8 – 7/8 – 1 – 1 yd).




Spring, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Classic, Preppy
Knits/Jersey, Rayon

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    Feb 13, 2012, 12.33 AMby elizabethcarol

    I’m new to this site, could someone please explain to me where i can download the actual pattern pieces to this?

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    Jun 16, 2011, 11.03 AMby Anna Aasbjerg

    Just ordered navy viscose because I plan to make something like this (navy because I do NOT look pretty in a pale peach-color!). I’ll make the legs more narrow tho. Not very practical with flaring leg, when you ride your bike everywhere as I do. :-)

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    Jun 15, 2011, 10.44 PMby Tokie Ang

    its nice!! :) i like the peach colour :D u looks so pretty on it :)

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    Jun 15, 2011, 10.44 PMby Tokie Ang

    its nice!! :) i like the peach colour :D u looks so pretty on it :)

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    Jun 15, 2011, 03.12 PMby ichigogirl

    I think I like it! But it does resemble a pajama.

    If I’d make it I’d probably stick with the original version but shorten the legs a tad and make it in a high quality black, navy or dark brown jersey…

    I do like this pattern, it’s a shame I didn’t get that copy of the Burda style magazine…

    I disagree with those who think this style is for tall waifs only. I think thin/“normal”-weight fit girls of most heights could pull it off, but the fit IS tricky with rompers and has to be perfect for it all to look nice…

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    Jun 15, 2011, 11.00 AMby masho

    a mega problem w/ this kind of style is you gotta be skinny to wear it and get that 70´s look. for a healthier girl i suggest dropping the waist a bit and doing a wider rib knit covered elastic band with a bit more fullness and a straight instead of wide leg. no shiny fabrics unless you really just want it, plus synthetics are not cool when you´re sweaty. i´m a huge fan of easy summer dressing! :D let´s get to work, girls! <3

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      Dec 1, 2011, 06.26 PMby slythysophia

      I agree with the suggestion for a wider waist band, I’m planning on making a jumpsuit and I’m going to do about three inches or so of elastic smocking to create the waist so it will just skim the hips. That’s the solution I’ve come up with for the jumpsuit + health problem, just putting it out there in case it helps anyone!

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    Jun 15, 2011, 12.33 AMby soulfulll

    lmao!! did you really just cut the picture off in order to illustrate B?

    sooo silly!!!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 10.46 PMby nouvellegamine

    i love it, but i’d probably make it in grey or dark blue. kind of charlie’s angelsish.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 06.39 PMby KristinaViolette

    I like the updated version much better. I have wanted to find a pattern like this – now I have! thank you!

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    Jun 14, 2011, 04.57 PMby pinkfur25

    this is nice i might make it to wear in bed it looks so comfy

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    Jun 14, 2011, 12.38 PMby mwelland

    I might try it as shorts and drop the waist a little bit. Full length I think it’s a bit much, even though it looks great in these photos with the bell bottom and the nice fabric.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 11.19 AMby bohemiannow

    It looks great on the model, as it does on almost every tall and thin woman, but I don’t think I’ll try it. I’m too curvy and of average hight. I like the look though.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 10.23 AMby ladyshape

    I really love this look on other people but as I am short and curvy I tend to look like a chubby little toddler in jump suits. I could maybe get away with one with shorts rather than full length legs but I think taller women look good in this style.

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    Jun 14, 2011, 07.52 AMby takenotice

    brings back bad memories of a time in the 70’s and the purchase of an orange jumpsuit . Thankfully the mistake was realized and same jumpsuit was never worn


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    Jun 14, 2011, 07.52 AMby takenotice

    brings back bad memories of a time in the 70’s and the purchase of an orange jumpsuit . Thankfully the mistake was realized and same jumpsuit was never worn


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    Jun 14, 2011, 02.53 AMby jenss-1

    This is just not happening for me (and peach was not a 1970s color as I recall). Some jumpsuits can be fun, but they are so impractical I will never wear or make one again. Well, if public restrooms can be avoided entirely, it might work for someone. Getting a good fit is also always a challenge with jumpsuits. This particular version here isn’t particularly flattering even to the model…

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    Jun 14, 2011, 01.19 AMby gillthecat

    gasp asylum wear at its best,, give that lassie a bowl of soup and a cardi she looks frozen, and on verge of collapse, colour does nothing for her, i think original although unpractical for the average person was sassy this is like limp lettuce… sorry

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      Jun 14, 2011, 02.56 AMby jenss-1

      I totally agree.

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    Jun 13, 2011, 09.50 PMby BlancheOfArts

    Uuu, I like this style waay better than the one in the magazine! This I may actually make one for myself. I like this colour, it gives a soft, womanly retro look… :)

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    Jun 13, 2011, 06.55 PMby raving

    YES YES! Oh how I want this. Except I would make it a fitted trouser at the waist because I tried a jumpsuit on similar to this one and it looked like pyjamas, NOT flattering. I do love the wide leg though.

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    Jun 13, 2011, 06.33 PMby Olivia Anne


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    Jun 13, 2011, 05.49 PMby janul

    Hmm, I´m not a fan of this look… I think anyone with bigger “behind” wouldn´t look good in this. I liked some short rompers with dropped waist though, they are more flattering I think :).

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    Jun 13, 2011, 05.41 PMby bluebetty

    If it was shorts I’d love it.

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      Jun 13, 2011, 10.46 PMby rotinjab

      you’re so right! (:

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    Jun 13, 2011, 04.32 PMby peaches2218

    I’m a fan of short rompers, or playsuits, or jumpers, or whichever name you want to call them, but the full-length unitard look is a bit TOO 70s for me. If I had to choose between the baggy, gathered pant and the wide-legs in the same fabric, I’d probably end up choosing the non-gathered option, but although the colour is pretty, there’s something about the peach one-piece that is vaguely pajama-ish to me. The leopard print version seems more wearable.

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