hi friends! if you’ve been following along, it’s no secret that i’m obsessed with jumpsuits. It’s the ultimate outfit – one piece, so no mixing and matching of tops and bottoms, they’re usually insanely comfortable, and often they’re the perfect starting point for beautiful fabric.
I chose this jumpsuit from the most recent Fibre Mood magazine because it’s basically my namesake (it’s called the Danika jumpsuit hehe)! It does a lot of things right: all-in-one facing, cute back detail, simple straight lines, no fussing with zipper or button closure!
I thought a lot about what fabric I’d use, and I finally picked this beautiful fabric from Rifle Paper Co’s most recent fabric collection. Their quilting cotton is definitely a higher quality than most of the cottons at Joann Fabrics, but the price point certainly reflects that.
Anywho, here’s what I thought:
- sewing time: 4-5 hours
- Difficult: confident beginner
- Skills required: understitching, all-in-one facing, which is a little mind-bending but I’ve done it once before for another tank so it wasn’t too bad!
- Changes: removed about 2 cm from bodice and 2 cm from the pant rise and it ended up fitting perfectly!
If I were to make this again, I would make up a matching belt for the option to add more of a defined shape at the waist, and I’d also add some patch pockets or in-seam pockets! I skipped them this time because I got impatient with finishing, but I think it would be worth it! I think I’d like to make one in a neutral linen as well to add to my pajamas as casual wear collection.
In conclusion: it’s a satisfying, quick, simple, versatile garment to make. Once it’s more safe to go out on the town, I would totally wear this brunch with heels or even to Home Depot with a pair of white sneakers. But for now, I have so many patterns I’d like to make that it may be a while before I have time for another!
Hope everyone is having a good day!