Forrest Jumpsuit - Daring Denim Update

Posted on October 28, 2020 by Shavonne Cruz

The Forrest Jumpsuit pattern has quickly become one of my all-time favorites! Patterns that have detailed construction and clean lines are always great for hacking. To change up this pattern, I added an easy zip front and convenient front patch pockets. Best of all, it’s made from Mood Fabrics' beautiful Indigo Cotton Dobby Denim! This medium-weight denim is durable and works great for this utility-style ensemble. The chic puff sleeves and belted waist make styling a breeze. Rock your jumpsuit with heels or with sneakers for a more casual look. Cotton twill or cotton canvas would work great as an alternative option. You could even try your hand with faux leather for a stunning look!

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All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See the chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.

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Pattern Adjustments: (Size 8/10 shown in photos)

  • Removed front chest pockets
  • Dropped the neck opening to 10" and shaped into a V neck
  • Removed 1/2" off of the center front opening
  • Shortened the zipper to 16"
  • Added front patch pockets
  • And lastly, I added 5" to my belt for added length

Follow along here for original sewing instructions.

View of front patch pocket pattern:

As always, I would suggest that you make a muslin to determine your size and the best fit for you. For my jumpsuit, I cut a size 8/10. Keep in mind that this denim is very sturdy, but does not have stretch. I pre-washed my fabric before cutting to preshrink and check for colorfastness. If you desire a more relaxed fit, I would suggest going up 1 size, and make adjustments accordingly.

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