Raspberry jumpsuit

This vibrant jumpsuit was not in my sewing plans. First I bought the entire rainbow of colors from The Fabric Store online, and only then started thinking so what I will do with all of that. Among all those different colors, this bright and vibrant raspberry fabric sort of invited to do something with it. Initially I was thinking about pants. Actually, I was probably planning pants in the first place, whilst ordering this fabric, and that is why I bought only 2 meters of it. But then, after being inspired by my successful summer jumpsuit project, I decided to look for another jumpsuit pattern. Found McCall’s pattern M8119, which I ended up buying as a pdf pattern.

The jumpsuit features pockets, rolled sleeves and an invisible zipper at the back. Had to concentrate quite a bit on the latter part – at the time I had not yet tried to install an invisible zipper.

While cutting the pattern I had to make few alterations. At first, as per usual, I merged few sizes – smaller for the shoulders and 10-12 for the waist. Also, I decided to lengthen the bodice, and actually ended up adding full 4 cm of length. This was probably a mistake – from the picture it is apparent that the waist lies a little bit too low. Learnt from that and moved on.

If I ever make this pattern again, I should also do something about the shoulders – current shape is probably too sloping, I would make them a little bit more straight.

It was rather straightforward make – few key pattern pieces and then – pockets and a zipper. Made this jumpsuit in one day, excluding pattern cutting.

For this jumpsuit I used McCall’s pattern M8119 and chose to make view C. The fabric was beautifully vibrant textured poly-cotton from The Fabric Store online. I used 2 meters of the fabric for this garment. Other notions were thread, an invisible zipper and two small snaps for the sleeves. It cost me 33 EUR. The jumpsuit was made in August, 2020.

I actually have not worn this jumpsuit yet. Sort of had a hard time finding an occasion for it. Few times was about to put it on to go to work, but eventually opted out – wearing red for the business meetings has been proved to be not that great an idea! Well, I am determined to wear it some time – maybe to a concert or dinner at a restaurant. Am sure that I will be pleased with this nice make!

Let’s all stay healthy! 🤍

~Giedre~

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