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Irish Linen Jumpsuit

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual, Cute
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What materials did you use? Irish Linen

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What are you most proud of? Here is a Misses Jumpsuit with front and back pleats, shaped front and back yoke. On the whole yes it looks very much like the pattern picture although I did make some modifications. As I have back problems, and the fit of the jumpsuit is very loose, I decided not to have snaps down the back so instead of 2 halves I put the back yoke on the fold to have one complete back. I then added 2 buttons and of course buttonholes to each shoulder strap so that it would be easier to fasten. I also decided that the outer pocket was too much so only added the inner pocket which I think looks neater and not quite so fattening ha ha!! I also used a matching pink thread to overlock the seams with so that inside it looks lovely and professional. The instructions were fairly easy to follow except for the leg band as I found that the notches and circles did not match and in the end had to work out the placement myself. I used 100% Irish Linen in a lovely baby pink bought at Regency Rags. I love how this feels and would definitely make the jumpsuit again but perhaps in a jersey. Also I would make the front yoke lower as it is high up on the neck and I prefer a lower neck line.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The notches and circles do not match for the lower leg bands so mark the leg band at seam and opposite half point and then attach

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Great job, looks very comfy and will be great WHEN the hot weather arrives.

05/25/2013 Flag

Thank you - yes it is really comfy - one prays for decent warm weather to arrive....

05/31/2013 Flag