Jumping In July!

This may be one of those posts that I meant to write 2 weeks ago and then forgot about it completely!  Whoops!  This Butterick pattern was one of the ones I bought in a recent sale where all Butterick patterns were $3.  I’ve never really worn a jumpsuit before so I was quite looking forward to making this one.  I chose view B, the version with the shorts.

imageI didn’t realise until I started the construction that this had a pretty cool back!  There are two pieces which overlap, with a little tie at the neck to keep everything closed.  I love this feature!

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I had picked up a light cotton lawn for $5 a yard.  I knew that whatever garment I made with this would be lovely to wear and cool too.  It really is light…and possibly a little see through! :-0

I’ve not got too much to say about this make as it was an easy one and very straightforward.  A new technique for me was making the elastic casing from the seam allowance where the top and bottom parts joined together.  A good use of the seam allowance I thought.  I did need to finish a few of the innards with an overlock stitch to avoid fraying but I do try to do this on everything now, when I can’t use French seams of course!

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It is the comfiest item of clothing to wear EVER!!! Very light, very cool & very comfy! I am a tiny bit conscious of the see through sleeves but I have been told that it isn’t see through on the body. :-0 This is definitely going to the ‘make again’ list and I think I will even try the dress version too.

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18 thoughts on “Jumping In July!

    1. It is certainly something that I could try to use on other dresses too – such an easy way to insert elastic! Fabric is unbelievably light; I’ve got another black & pink print too waiting to be used.

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