Yari jumpsuit recycle

To open, I love the True Bias Yari jumpsuit. Unfortunately, mine, size 8, is just too big on me. Since I used a lovely Kaufman expresso yarn-dyed linen, I’ve taken the plunge (after months and months) and recycled it.

Pants! I cut the pattern below the second button and went from there. Since the crotch was very low on me, I raised the pants and lowered the hem for a better fit.

I folded the top a couple inches to form a cut-on waistband and added 7 belt carriers.


Perfect 🙂

Parting shot: I have an unusual tree in my back yard, a tapioca – Manihot esculenta – aka cassava. It was trimmed along with my mandarin tree last fall, but my understanding is that it simply grows with abandon if not harvested for its roots. And it seems to enjoy the partial shade of the back corner of the yard. It is blooming like crazy, small, pretty blossoms, and it’s about 20′ high. Check out those leaves, so unique.

The Green Garden Girls came over yesterday with a plan for the front yard. Beautiful, I’m so excited. It combines tropical lush with bungalow charm.

Next up – not sure, I think I’ll finish my Cheetah Moon harem pants and just think about the challis in the stash. BTW, I do plan another Yari, I think with short sleeves like an aviator jumpsuit! Future…

Feeling blessed – Coco

7 thoughts on “Yari jumpsuit recycle

  1. The new pants look great — wonderful colour and shape. I also really like the top you’re wearing, especially the neckline. What pattern is that?u

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    1. It’s the Style Arc Elsie blouse, I love the collar. did a blog post on it, can use the search bar above to find it. thank you!


  2. Does the fruit of your tapioca tree actually taste like tapioca pudding?
    I like how you refreshed your less than satisfactory clothes to make a charming pair of slacks. When you take the time to think about reuse, there’s such satisfaction in preserving fabric you liked enough to buy and sew. Thanks for always inspiring and uplifting me.

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  3. Such a practical skill, reinventing items that are not quite right. You made the process sound possible for the less experienced sewist. It is important to me to make garments that I want to wear, so 90% of the time per item is thinking and planning. Even with all that, I can come up short. Stay safe and as cool as possible. Cheers.

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    1. I like your redo; it fits well and looks elegant. It seems such a shame to not use things we love. I am inspired to redo a sturdy cotton from 50 years ago as there are so many wonderful memories associated with it.


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