Jumping In Too Deep

After the success of my first jumpsuit, I was ready to make another quickly.  I had also bought one in a sale, so I had 2 in my wardrobe! The third one was to be the New Look 6373 View B; a jumpsuit with shorts, a flounce around the neckline and a button closure at the back.

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I used the black & pink floral cotton as I loved how light my other jumpsuit felt – same material just in blue & orange!  The make had been cut out for around 3 weeks before I decided to make it.  I wasn’t purposely putting it off, other things just got in the way.  It turned out that Adam was having a night out so I decided to dedicate the full day to sewing the 6373. I have very mixed feelings about this one so would love to know if you have made it before – what did you think?  It seemed to have a lot of steps in the bodice construction, and the majority of them were quite fiddly and I huffed a lot.  The hem on the flounce was really small and difficult to get through the machine.  I think that was partly to do with the fabric as it was so thin and my machine though it was quite tasty to eat. :-/ I had to think ahead a lot of the time so that exposed seams were finished properly; the instructions were hit and miss on including this step.  The straps were really thin and I couldn’t turn them the right way round, so I ended up using a piece of pink ribbon for each strap.  I also added a buttonhole + button for the back fastening as my elastic thread was far too stretchy to hold anything in place.

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I also got really confused when making the casing for the drawstring.  The drawstring  buttonholes were no where near the place where the casing was supposed to go so I ended up making a completely separate casing.  I don’t think I was supposed to do that but I just couldn’t get my head around where it was supposed to go!

After a lot of what seemed like ‘hard work’, it was ready!  Adam got back from baseball and I put it on for him (bear in mind that I had already tried it on several times in the day to adjust elastic & straps) and he said ” What’s happened to the front?”.  Of course I had no idea what he meant…so I looked in the mirror and *almost cried* and definitely swore.  I had put the shorts on backwards and NEVER NOTICED!!!! After all the confusion with the make in the first place, I could not believe I had made such a stupid mistake! And of course I had realised this after I had overlocked the waist seam and created 2 casings, meaning that it would be a lot of work to undo it all AND this material would not take all of that unpicking. 😦

Even after seeing if can wear it backwards (which I can’t) I’m still not getting rid of it – it’s been put in the pyjama drawer!

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21 thoughts on “Jumping In Too Deep

  1. What a frustrating experience! Such a cute pattern, shame it was such a struggle to put together. You have some super-cute PJs out of it, though, so at least it didn’t all go to waste.

  2. aww my heart sank for you when I read your blog post 😦 What a shame. It is so discouraging when a sewing project goes wrong. I wouldn’t give up on it though, it looks great and that fabric is very pretty too.

    🙂

  3. What cute pj’s it turned out to be, very nice floral! My similar story from long ago – made a princess dress (4 front, 4 back pieces). Sewed front — 2 f/ 2 b. Sewed back — 2b/ 2f. Seam ripper was busy for hours.

  4. Ahhh! What a bummer! My let-down moment is when I try it on and it doesn’t fit!

    I do like the fabric. And there is always a seam ripper and lots of patience to give it another go….

    1. It was a real let down moment but thankfully I’m over it now – I just laugh at myself overtime I wear it. I did think about unpicking it and re-stitiching but the cotton it quite thin and flimsy, I don’t think it would take it :-/ Lesson learnt for next time anyway!

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