You probably know by now that each quarter I make a pattern in collaboration with Peppermint Magazine. So far I have made six - the Jersey Dress (basically a doona in dress form, particularly useful for those of you in the Northern hemisphere who are about to go into the cooler months), the Peplum Top (this one has to be the most sewn pattern I've made by a long shot!), the Beach Cover-up, the Vintage-style Skirt, the Slouchy Cardi and the latest edition that was just released in the recent issue is the Jumpsuit.
What I love most about this collaboration is that it pushes me out of my comfort zone. I am not going to lie, I was a little nervous when I got the email from Peppermint telling me they'd like a jumpsuit pattern for the Spring issue. I am really not a jumpsuit kind of girl and I was worried about how I would bring the In the Folds aesthetic to the brief. But I think I managed! And I also surprised myself by falling totally in love with the sample and wishing it was mine to keep.
The Jumpsuit is a relaxed and loose fitting garment, perfect to wear day-to-day with a T-shirt underneath or dressed up with a pair of heels.
The Jumpsuit features a v-neck front and back, bust darts for a beautiful fit across the bust, invisible zip, all-in-one facing and an optional waist sash for a more fitted silhouette.
Through the creation of this garment you will gain confidence in:
- Sewing with woven fabrics
- Sewing darts
- Sewing an invisible zip
- Sewing an all-in-one facing
I'd encourage you to use a fabric that is soft and drapes well. Consider using light to mid-weight fabrics such as: linen, linen blends, cotton, gauze or chambray. For a softer silhouette, consider sateen, silk (crepe de chine or habotai), tencel or viscose (rayon).
I am really hoping I get around to making one for myself this summer! I can imagine it being a workhorse of a garment that I could dress up or down and even layer it when the weather cools off again.
Go ahead! Grab the pattern, as always it's a freebie!