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DIY Off the shoulder jumpsuit 1/23/2014

Hello lovlies!
Ugh, Im feeling a kind of way today BUT as my late granddaddy would say "thanks to the good Lord" Im still here.  As a sewing ethusiest, I have learned that there is NOTHING and I mean NOTHING that you cannot find on a blog, youtube video, or book.  Nothing is out of reach when it comes to creativity.  So the notion that something is "yours" presents a false sense of entitlement.  Fashion revolves in a circle over, over and over again.
On yesterday I saw a jumpsuit a fellow blogger created and thought I would create it for myself.  Sharing is caring so if you want to create it yourself, please see the information below...
The top was drafted from V8793 but you can accomplish this a lot easier with Simplicity Pattern S1613 view D without the straps. I didnt have S1613 and I have self imposed a ban on myself from visiting JoAnnes fo 30 days :(.  I used a 2 way stretch Ponte and cut with the stretch horizontal to the pattern so my jumpsuit will stretch wide and not vertically.


I used the bottom from McCalls Pattern M6083 which i use for anything wide legged, and the sash.  I think I need to order a couple of back up of this pattern because mines is worn out!
first thing I did (because I used V8793) was to add a sheet of paper to the front bodice pattern to correct the kneck line as per below.  I cut 6 inches above the armpit to guide, then cut off the excess paper.  For the back bodice pattern, I cut again 6 inches above the armpit.

This literally make my V8793 an S1613! After this, I  cut both patterns at the waistline marking and cut out the arm which I cut to match the front and back bodice from armpit to top edge and shortened by 3 inches at the wrist.
Next I prepped my already cut pants for M6083.  M6083 has a cutout on the front for an exposed pocket.  I taped a peice of paper on it illiminate this pocket although I think it would be great with one. I also added 4 inches to my desired length for the hem and any fitting adjustments (with shoes on). My length was exaclty as it was designed for 43 inches so I added 4 inches making it 47 inches from my belly button to the floor with my shoes on.
After this, I aligned my bodice and pant pcs for fit. It was 98% perfect and I made no changes!

From here, I began sewing my pant.  I sewed the side seams first on both pant legs with front and back pcs together.  Once this was completed, I turned one pant leg right side out and placed inside the other leg with right sides together. 
I then proceeded to sew the crotch and butt seam. 
DONE with the Pants!
For the shirt, I added the sleeves first to the front and back bodice pieces.  I accomplished this by sewing the armpits to the top edge only!  This is probably to easiest sleeve in the world to sew. once the sleeves were added I sewed the side seams  together starting at the end of the sleeve to the bottom of the bodice.  I also hemmed the top with 5/8 inch hem and added the 1 inch elastic.  The elastic I simpley draped on my body but S1613 has a guide for you!

 DONE with the Bodice!
I turned the bodice right sides out, placed into the pants with right sides together and sewed a normal 5/8 inch seam. 
With exception to hemming your garmet (have someone help with proper length of your pants with your shoes on), & a good steaming....... you are finished! 
I ended up taking this in on a gradual inch from the arm pit to my thigh on both sides for a better fit.
I hope you all enjoyed this, I will be doing it again and creating a free tutorial very soon!  I will be creating the tutorial with the S1613 and M6083


If you have ANY questions, please, please, please ask.  I am more than willing to share!
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  1. Very nice! I can't wait for the tutorial.

  2. You did an excellent job! I'm still trying to wrap my mind around combining different patterns, but it will come to me one day. I always look at situations like you mentioned in this post as a positive...it probably help you kick start your own group! :)

    1. Thanks lady, you are absolutely correct and I am glad I did!

  3. Wow just subscribe to your YouTube. You got talent!

    1. Thanks Hun! I am a work in progress and look forward to sharing with you all! :)

  4. Finally making this one. Had to come back and read the tut again. Thanks!

  5. This was such a great post! Our jeans styles such as the Off The Shoulder Wide Leg Jumpsuit are especially made to make you look flattering and glamorous.


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