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The Egyptian Cotton Jumpsuit

Added Jul 22, 2012

by Traci Adedeji

Rochester, Unite...




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Yeah, this one didn’t quite work out as I thought it would. Looks “kinda ok” hanging on Alice, our dress form. But look like some sort of crazy clown suit when I tried it on. This was my second attempt at this. The first time, I used the leggings pattern for the bottom and two big squares for the top (yes, freestyling w/o an actual pattern again…).

I hadn’t given any thought to the differences between stretch and non-stretch fabrics, so the pants were way tight. I ended up adding 2" inserts down the side with a complimentary fabric. I was also so excited to be making something that I forgot to leave enough room for the casing at the top (hence the purple fabric at the top.

It still fits a little crazy, but my husband promised to work with me to make it wearable. We’ll see.

Material Notes

Egyptian Cotton, 2-1/2" elastic, 1/2" elastic




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Bohemian, Casual, Romantic
Chiffon, Cotton, Linen, Polyester, Rayon

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    Jul 22, 2012, 01.06 PMby Mary Athey

    keep going as this has the makings of A FAB jumpsuit. why don’t you get a couple of starter patterns and then build from there xx

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    Jul 22, 2012, 01.05 PMby Mary Athey

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      Jul 22, 2012, 01.08 PMby Traci Adedeji

      I will! I really, really want to wear this jumpsuit.. I was almost in tears because I’d worked so hard on it and really wanted it to come out well. Learning to sew is teaching me patience…….

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