So I’m currently in the process of getting ready to move apartments here in Houston, so I’ve been spending a lot less time crafting and more time sorting through what I’ve accumulated in the last four years. Needless to say, I have almost an entire gallon sized Ziploc bag filled with unused pens, highlighters, etc — note to self: stop buying writing utensils!!
The Zadie Jumpsuit was the perfect palate cleanser from all the cleaning. So many beautiful versions of this jumpsuit have been popping up all over Instagram, and it’s easy to see why – major pluses to this pattern include no zippers or buttons, wrap top yet still modest, large pockets, and a claim from Paper Theory to require the least amount of fitting modifications.
Pattern: Zadie Jumpsuit
Fabric: Cotton Voile (?) from Universal Fabric Center, a local Houston fabric shop
Difficulty: Confident beginner – skills include pleats, inset sleeves, and bias binding
Time: 3-4 hours from cutting to completion
Changes: I ended up tapering in the legs a by gradually increasing the seam allowance from 3/8″ to a full inch as I felt the legs were a liiiitle too wide for my taste. Otherwise, no other changes were made!
General Thoughts: The outcome is definitely a stunner for sure, and I felt like it was the perfect vehicle to show off this awesome fabric that I found for only $5 a yard. Next time I make it, I definitely will want to go down a size, and I plan to shorten the bodice by 1″ and the rise of the pants by 1″. I should have done this initially as the garment is meant for a person who is 5′ 7″ and I’m 5′ 4″. The outfit is insanely comfortable and I already have plans for a romper version as well as some tropical linen looks for the summer!
If you’ve never made a jumpsuit before, I would say this is a great first project for you! The instructions are clear and it comes together quickly. I think it’s easy to style as well, and would look awesome in sooo many different types of fabrics. Check out the #ZadieJumpsuit hashtag on Instagram for more inspiration!!
Do you have any go-to patterns to “take a break” from your original plans?
Have a lovely weekend!