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The happy accident

Added May 14, 2017

by Beccki

Barcelona, Spain






I call this the happy accident because the bodice of this jumpsuit I had not planned at all, I made a different bodice and the fabric did not drape like I wanted it to, so with limited fabric left I desperately searched for a bodice pattern. I had just bought Aprils issue of Burda and saw the oneshoulder jumpsuit on the front cover and crossed my fingers, prayed and actually cut one pattern piece against the grain. Voila I had my bodice.
I made a double waist band and the trousers are a pattern I have used before but I opened up the bottom of the legs and added press studs, I carried the press stud theme throughout and added the other strap on the bodice.
Also surprise, surprise I had to reduce the underarm cycle as usual. The press studs on the back strap are a little difficult to do up but overall I’m thrilled with my new jumpsuit.
I can’t find the link to the jumpsuit bodice so I took a photo of the magazine.

Material Notes

Stretch cotton




Garment Type

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    Jun 3, 2017, 03.23 AMby hello Itsme

    looks incredibly good, turned out so well! xx

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      Jun 3, 2017, 06.32 AMby Beccki

      Thank you very much Nadia.

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    May 17, 2017, 10.19 PMby kihli

    I’m not so much into jumpsuits in general but yours is totally cool and awesome! It looks great on you!

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      May 18, 2017, 01.47 PMby Beccki

      Thank you for your lovely comment.

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    May 16, 2017, 10.56 PMby Mokara

    Wow Beccki, that’s a happy and COOL accident :) I love the design, color, snap details, everything.

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      May 17, 2017, 06.11 AMby Beccki

      Thank you so much Mokara I’m really looking forward to wearing it.

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    May 16, 2017, 10.10 AMby Stacyco

    Excellent sewing project! The color of khaki in the summer at the height of fashion. A good choice!

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      May 16, 2017, 10.41 AMby Beccki

      Thank you Stacy I was really happy when i found this fabric and just knew it had to be a jumpsuit.

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    May 16, 2017, 09.20 AMby Maria Hayek

    Very interesting details! I like your new cool jumpsuit :)

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      May 16, 2017, 10.40 AMby Beccki

      Thanks a lot Maria, i was going for a casual look but now i think it works for both casual and evening.

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    May 15, 2017, 08.40 PMby TeenyUK

    A fabulous result, Beccki. Go wow ’em! :)

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      May 16, 2017, 10.39 AMby Beccki

      Thanks Teeny I got there in the end!!! and I’m really happy with this little “accident”

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    May 15, 2017, 05.49 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Wow! Going directly to my favorites….Awsome details! This jumpsuit is on my list for this summer….

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      May 16, 2017, 10.38 AMby Beccki

      Thank you Elpida that is such a compliment from you as i do admire your sewing and creativity. Again Thanks x

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    May 15, 2017, 09.44 AMby Mary Athey

    Just gorgeous. I love the colour and the style is fab. I was looking at this jumpsuit before my hols .maybe I will do it albeit without the pleats as I don’t suit them. I love the added strap and the studs are a great touch. Love this beccki x

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      May 16, 2017, 10.37 AMby Beccki

      Thank you so much mary, the trouser part is actually the satin trousers 2015 pattern as I’m in the process of making a wide leg jumpsuit and wanted to vary the styles.

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    May 14, 2017, 08.47 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Looks fab on you Beccki!

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      May 15, 2017, 08.19 AMby Beccki

      Thank you so much Ellen :-D

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