If you’ve been following along this blog for the past year, then you know that I’m obsessed with this sewing pattern! I’ve made it sooo many times that now I feel like I can give you a truly comprehensive review of this pattern.
The things that I love about this pattern include:
It’s forgiving! You could eat a Big Mac, large fries and STILL look good in this jumpsuit because the waist ties are easy to adjust. There have been times during weddings or nights out where I’ve eaten a lil too much and step into a bathroom to make adjustments and voila! comfort and style achieved.
It’s versatile: I’ve worn my Zadies everywhere – to a Bachelorette Party on Bourbon Street, a semi-formal wedding, Venice Beach, Disneyland, the grocery store, and everywhere in between.
It’s quick! Now that I’ve done this pattern 7 times, it takes me about 3-4 hours from start to finish, especially since I already know the pattern pretty well. A time saver would definitely be purchasing bias tape instead of making bias tape yourself.
I’ve mastered my adjustments as well. My final adjustments were shortening the bodice by an inch at the waist and shortening the rise by an inch. By the size chart, I was a size 14, but I went down to a size 12 with plenty of wiggle room. I’m about 5′ 4″ so if you are any taller, I’d recommend extending the legs as mine are already pretty cropped/ankle-grazing.
I could honestly make an entire closet of Zadies and wear these everyday, and I already have a few fabrics in my stash that I would love to turn into more of these jumpsuits.
My favorite substrates to use for my Zadies would be woven cottons/linens, and I definitely prefer prints over solids for a complete outfit! After making this post, I noticed that I need more in neutral tones… so back to the sewing machine I go!
What are your holy grail patterns that you’ve made over and over? Please send them my way!