Monday, June 11, 2018

Marigold Floral Jumpsuit | #SewMyStyle2018

April's Sew My Style pattern was definitely a push outside my comfort zone, but that is kind of the point so I was happy to have a bit of a challenge. The jumpsuit isn't something I have in my wardrobe just yet so I decided to go for it. Turns out, I really enjoyed working through this pattern and my finished jumpsuit is actually quite fun and comfortable to wear. I'm happy to say that I've found a few occasions to wear this to including a special day with the queen of jumpsuits herself, Alison Faulkner.

Channeling my inner Alison Faulkner with my own jumpsuit!

The Marigold pattern from Tilly and the Buttons actually has two variations: jumpsuit or trousers. The jumpsuit itself is super comfy so I can only imagine how amazing the trousers would be. I definitely plan on making the trousers once I find the perfect fabric. For my jumpsuit, I used some mystery fabric from the clearance bin at Walmart. I actually didn't think the finished product would be good enough to be worn in public, but I was obvioulsy wrong because my first try ended up being the final version.

Marigold Jumpsuit - front
Marigold Jumpsuit - back

I don't have a ton of technical skills mastered yet so this pattern was definitely a challenge. It wasn't overly difficult, but it did take some time to figure out the darts, pleats, and invisible zipper. The pattern and sewalong online helped a ton in explaining how to do these steps which I really appreciated. It definitely made it a lot easier to sew as I went though all the step-by-step instructions.

The bodice was probably the most challenging and I still have some issues with the fit, but I'm happy with where I ended up. The strap placement gave me a lot of trouble for some reason and I ended up shortening and moving them in to prevent them from slipping off. This is a size 2 with 2" shortened in the trousers. For my next attempt, I'm not going to do the sweetheart neckline on the bodice. I don't think it's very flattering on me and I think it would help make the bodice easier.

If you're unsure about the jumpsuit trend, I would definitely recommend trying it out! I love wearing mine with a jean jacket for early spring weather and think it's such a fun addition to my handmade wardrobe. I am really glad I tried out this pattern and I can't wait to try more variations of this including the trousers and a shorts version!

Are you jumping on the jumpsuit wagon? What patterns do you recommend? Have you made a Marigold yet?
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