Utilitarian denim jumpsuit
October 5, 2016
Chantal Lapointe by Chantal Lapointe

Inspiration

For the past few years, jumpsuits have been all the rage. It is easy to love them as they are easy to wear! With so many options from the pattern companies, I decided to go with McCall’s 7330. This pattern has got all the right elements to be a winner such as a two-piece sleeve, a self-lined yoke back and a regular waistband.

Utilitarian denim jumpsuit

Project realization

For me, a utilitarian jumpsuit has to be in an to care for fabric such as the 6 oz denim I used. To add to the cool vibe, I decided to substitute the buttons for brushed brass snaps. I also added a few personal touches such as a modified neckline, a fly shield, elasticized ankles and back welt pockets.

Overall, the jumpsuit was a breeze to sew. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The key to successfully fitting a jumpsuit begins before you cut the fabric. You need to measure yourself (or have someone help you). Compare your measurements with to those printed on the back of the pattern envelope or measure the pattern directly. Adjusting your pattern is the best way to ensure that your garment will fit your body.

Single welt back pockets

Conclusion

As a result of taking the necessary steps to make this jumpsuit fit my style and my body, I enjoy wearing it. For daytime, I can style it with a stacked heel booties and a large leather belt. For evening, I can change the look with strappy sandals and a slimmer belt.

As you can see, there are plenty of ways you can personnalize this jumpsuit. I will surely reuse this pattern to make a sleeveless romper in lightweight twill next summer…


COMMENTS

3 thoughts on “Utilitarian denim jumpsuit”

  1. Helena for KnitWiz Helena for KnitWiz says:

    I like that is good for all seasons. With boots in winter and sandals in summer. Thank you for posting!

  2. Margo B. Margo B. says:

    Looking good Chantal! You were able to get a great fit and I agree with Helena, it’s perfect for all seasons.

  3. Thank you both for your comments!

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