I am totally in love with this pattern!!
It’s the recently released Zadie Jumpsuit, and it’s wonderful. Check this out – no zippers or buttons. Umm. No struggling to drop
trou trousers 🙂
I cannot say how much I like this, and how much I enjoyed sewing it. Tara’s drafting and instructions are impeccable.
Rave on…but sewing notes:
- I sewed the size 8 (I’m 33.5 – 29 – 38, and 5′ 6.5″). I made no changes to the length of the bodice or pants.
- I used 3 yards of 58″ wide fabric, with a 12″ vertical repeat. This fabric did shrink a little bit with my pre-laundering.
- I drafted my tissue with a 1/2″ seam allowance everywhere. I’m just wary of sewing woven fabric with the included 1 cm allowance.
- I was a little concerned about the binding on the neckline and pant crossover, and I noticed that the two examples (one gold, one blue) on the pattern site had different treatments. I asked Tara if the blue version was faced, instead of bound. She said ‘yes’, because the blue denim was just too bulky for binding. In the end, I did bind my edges, and also my sleeves (to match and because it’s a nice finish). BTW, I think drafting the facings would be fairly straightforward, but the pattern doesn’t include the option.
- A tip on binding that beautiful curve from the bodice into the pant crossover. Take the time to do it right 🙂 and you’ll have a nice result. Stretch the binding in the convex curve, clip out the seam allowance, turn, fold, and voila.
It’s so easy to get in and out of this jumpsuit. Miss Modesty here.
I want about 5 more of these – I think the Zadie will be my spring and summer staple, to include a couple short ones. I tucked up one leg and tried to give an idea of how very cute the pattern would be in a shorter length.
Last note: Tara suggests this for advanced beginners. IMHO, it would be a good stretch pattern at that level.
Love love love it, looking for more fabric, of course. Ciao! Coco