The jumpsuit is Vogue 1645, by designer Rachel Comey. I wanted a fabric that would hold it’s shape with limited wrinkling and creasing and also would have a nice drape. Is that too much to ask for? I think not.
I never make a muslin, but I decided to make one for this one. Because it has a lot of unique pieces. And I’m glad I did this time. With my original alterations that I would normally make, it didn’t work for me. So, I ended up cutting a straight size 16. I lengthened one inch at the rise and added 3 inches to the hem length. I made a one inch swayback adjustment.
I would normally cut a 14 in the bodice and make a one inch FBA, But since the bodice and the pants are cut in a single piece, I just couldn’t sway my brain to do all of that redrafting. So, I went with the straight 16 and just made up in my mind that I would nip and tuck wherever necessary.
This fabric cuts and sews really well. I do however recommend using a pressing cloth. The heat from the iron will cause the fabric to shine.
There is an inside invisible zipper that holds everything together. And the pattern recommended using a Hong Kong finish. Even though I feel that’s a beautiful way to finish a garment, I just wasn’t motivated to that on a jumpsuit. A jacket? Yes… but not a jumpsuit. My serger worked fine!
I really like this jumpsuit and I can’t wait to layer it over a top for cooler temps.