9.8.15 – Sallie Jumpsuit

Hello lovely people who read my blog 🙂  So… I may have mentioned once or twice that one of the most important things for me when making my own clothes is comfort.  So when I read the words ‘secret pyjamas’ in the description for the Sallie Jumpsuit from Closet Case files I knew it was a pattern I should try.

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Sallie Jumpsuit

I love the look of the Sallie jumpsuit in plain black on the website , so classy. I don’t ever really wear black on account of it making me look like a corpse so I went for a lovely soft navy marl jersey instead – I’m afraid I can’t remember where I got it.  It’s quite lightweight and drapey and an absolute b*stard to unpick.

This is a pdf pattern which means you have to print it at home.  I have used quite a few of these and it’s not too bad taping all the A4 prints together but it is very time consuming and I wanted this ready so I could start sewing straight away so I decided to treat myself and have it printed at a printer.

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professionally printed

This turned out to be a very simple procedure, I emailed them the pdf in the week and went to pick up the 3 sheets of A0 paper a couple of days later all perfectly printed.  It was however pretty expensive.  it cost me about £12 which means that on top of the price of the pattern it cost more than buying a ready-printed pack.  So I probably won’t be doing that again.  Still, it did make the whole procedure a lot quicker and easier.

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The pattern itself is fairly straight-forward.  The top part is lined and I like how this double layering makes the bodice a bit more robust and prevents any see-through-ness.  I didn’t make any alterations to the sizing and I don’t think I need to, I’m wearing it now and it’s feeling pretty good.  The pattern has ‘negative ease’ which worried me a bit because tight, clingy clothes are definitely not my thing, but all the examples I’ve seen on the internet look relaxed fit-wise, so I didn’t panic and just cut out the pattern according to my measurements.

By now some of you may have noticed something has gone a little awry south of the knee area!  For starters, I didn’t have quite enough fabric to make the legs full length – I wasn’t worried about this because I was fairly certain I’d have to shorten it anyway.  But somehow, and I have no idea how I have managed this, one leg is about 3 inches shorter than the other.  Sadly the shorter one is a bit too short or I would obviously just hem them to match… GAH!

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yay .. pockets

There is also something weird going on with the side seams, the fabric seems to be drooping down in folds from the seam and I don’t know why.  The hem also sticks out at the bottom.  I think both these issues are to do with my inexperience with sewing knits.  I don’t have a serger, it’s all just done on a regular machine so maybe I have stretched it while I sewed or something .. I don’t know?

Ah well – on a positive note … I *love* the back – those ties and the v-neck – such a great design feature.

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I think I will revisit the Sallie Jumpsuit, it IS super comfy and I think fairly stylish but this particular one with it’s faults may be resigned to being actual pyjamas!

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2 thoughts on “9.8.15 – Sallie Jumpsuit

  1. What a shame about the hiccups with this because the colour is lovely and I do agree the back detail is particularly nice. Perhaps you could cut it right down and make it into beach wear!!!

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  2. Lovely make. Maybe you could cut them down to Capri (clam digger) length with a smart scarf and little booties shoes and a cardigan perfect for fall? Followed your post from pattern review. Love your striped hoodie.

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