Self Draft Jumpsuit 2.0
Posted on Friday the 21st August 2020 by Jessalli Handmade
How is everything? I hope you’re all safe and well. I’ve had a little time off from the blogger network and I still don’t seem to find the time to sew for myself. When your hobby becomes your career I do struggle to distinguish between work and pleasure. This month I wanted to duplicate one of my most favourite Minerva makes.
This is my self drafted jumpsuit pattern. I first created it for Minerva in January last year and it’s probably been my most worn me-made of my entire handmade wardrobe. Don’t believe me? Just look on my Instagram that Pink Linen jumpsuit is a very common item. It’s basically made up from two front panels, two back panels and a front and back facing.
The pieces are all in one, so it does use a large amount of fabric. I got two metres of this fabric and it wasn’t enough, as you might be able to see from the join on one of my front leg pieces. But I’ve just called it a fun detail. If you want to recreate this at home, why not get a well fitted tank top and a pair of trousers, put them on and mark on the top where the trousers over lap - make sure the crotch on your trousers is comfortable. Lay them both on a piece of paper, overlapping at the marked point and use this as a template to draw your pieces.
A basic step by step is:
- Join the centre front seams on both fronts and backs RST.
- Join the shoulders of front and back RST.
- Join facings and shoulders RST.
- Join facing neck hole to main body neck hole RST.
- Turn the facing to the right side and use the burrito method to join the armholes to the armhole facings.
- Add pockets to side seams,
- Join side seams and hem.
The fabric is this Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Essex Linen Fabric in Denim Blue. I don’t know if this was the exact Kaufman Linen I used last time as it seems a little stiff. But that might just be because I’ve washed my old jumpsuit so many times. It does however have that gorgeous textured colour way with flecks of white and light blue, which I love. I think the blue will be a great colour for my wardrobe and I know I’ll get a lot of wear out of it.
So my summary; If you’re feeling confident, give something like this a go. My advice is trace it and make it from an old bedsheet first. That way you can check the fit before cutting it out of some stunning textured linen like this. Good luck!
I hope you like what I made this month. I have something a little more girly coming next month. Fingers crossed I get time to finish it soon.
Keep well, keep safe and keep sewing. Happy Handmade everyone!