18.2.13

Colour me crazy Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are great to add to your wardrobe, especially plain coloured ones that can be worn with different belts, jackets or shirts. I was not thinking along those lines though. I saw the image of the Burdastyle jumpsuit 02/2013 #124 and I went cooo-coo for colours. I bought the pattern and headed for the shops to find a lovely fabric. Well this is what I found most appealing. It was on display at the local fabric shop because it was the Carnival season here in Trinidad and Tobago; and though I am no fan of the revelry of carnival the vibrancy of the colours draws me. It is a lightweight synthetic fabric that feels quite soft.

My husband refers to the fabric as Mexican Poncho Cloth and we were cracking up about it lots of times while I was constructing the garment. So yes it is a bit loud but I hope it's not too much of a turn off to those who behold it. So far I've not had any negative comments about it. 



I did a tutorial about attaching the binding trim, to the neckline opening and I hope someone finds it useful. 

All is all the jumpsuit was not difficult to make. Luckily for me it was a tall pattern and I only needed to add 1 inch more to the trousers length to fit my almost 6 foot frame. I used a Burdastyle size 76 which is where I fit in. Generally it fits well but the top is quite loose. I suppose I could have taken in about an inch on either side of the side seams of the top for a better fit. However............drum roll...........I am very happy with the outcome!





The biggest challenge was matching the pattern so that my zig-zag lines line up perfectly. One of my peeves is to see poorly lined up plaids, stripes and zig-zags. 
Perhaps I went a bit wild with the fabric choice. What do you think?

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    1. Awwwwwwww.........thank you! I'm glad to know others think so too

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  2. OMG, I love it, I saw this on the Burda site and had to come over to your blog and tell you how amazing it is. Well done on the matching up of the zigzags. Love the fabric, it is indeed Mexican Poncho :) Cx

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    1. Thanks for your comment! Those zig-zags........, but it was worth it!

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  3. I love that jumpsuit pattern as well. The fabric you used and your slim build are very attractive. I've always had several jumpsuits in my closet. The latest and most comfortable was made from a pattern that had a drop seat so you didn't have to take it all off to go to the bathroom. I made if from seersucker vertical stripe and still wear it when it gets warm here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Was your fabric a knit or woven as I think that makes a big difference in fit and comfort? Thanks for sharing, this is on my "to-do" list when it gets warm enough to go sleeveless!

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    1. Jumpsuits are great.....and it's true :) I remember having to get it all off to go to the washroom.....lol. I used a woven fabric but it's super light and flowy so it did justice to the jumpsuit. Thanks!

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  4. I came here from Burdastyle.com. SOOO HAPPY to find someone else from the caribbean. You sew some really beautiful things AND you love Burdastyle. I am in love! LOL! My blog is sadly not updated but I will, soon. Have been sewing like a lunatic for Carnaval so...Nice to meet you, really.

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  5. Yippppppppieeee, another Caribbean gal!. I must start following what you do. We had Carnival here in Trinidad last week actually. I know how it is with Carnival projects, I've done some myself. Thanks for the kind words!

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  6. Wauw i love it!!! Great Fabric and great colours!! I will follow your blog! I recently started my own blog www.sewbycherry.blogspot.com!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'll definitely check you out and add you!

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  7. Hi AriB!
    You did a great work on matching the zigzags and I love the fabric you choose. Congrats for this beautiful work and you look great on your jumpsuit:)

    Warm greeting from Velvet Ribbon, http://velvetribbonsew.blogspot.com/

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  8. Thank you :)...... I'll check out your blog!

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  9. It's amazing! I was tempted by that pattern too, but definitely couldn't done it justice like you have. x

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  10. This jumpsuit blows my mind every time I see it :) Congrats on getting it featured on Burda Style too!

    ALSO, I have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! Check out my latest post about it (and you!) Hurray!

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