The season of fancy dinners and luscious cocktail parties is about to be in full swing and we all want to make sure we’re prepared with a well-stocked wardrobe. No wearing the same thing twice, right? Luckily, this new line of free patterns from Mood is just getting started. Adding to the already stunning Aralia shawl, the cozy Alyssum coat, and the chic Begonia jacket, the Bergenia jumpsuit is here to create the perfect balance between comfortable and sexy. Best made with a stretch velour, this project requires no zippers or closures, so you can cut and sew your garment with ease!
Fabrics & materials used:
- 3 yards Maroon Stretch Polyester Velour
- MDF005 – The Bergenia Jumpsuit Sewing Pattern (Free download below!)
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This pattern works best with a fabric that has about a 50% stretch. The velour I worked with had about 50% in one direction and 20% in the other, so I placed the majority of my pattern so that the larger stretch would be going horizontally along the finished garment.
With your pattern pieces all cut out, place your jumpsuit front panels together and sew the center back collar seam. If, like me, you don’t own a serger, a zig-zag stitch is best.
Next, lay the two front panels flat and fold the neckline in half, as you can see above. Match up the center back seam and follow the fold notches on the pattern. Secure the fold with a zig-zag stitch, like below.
The back panel of the jumpsuit bodice can then be attached at the shoulders and neckline.
Before adding the bodice sides, you’ll need to attach the sleeve flounces. They should fit all the way across the front and back panels, with a 1/2″ of seam allowance left on either end to fit into the jumpsuit waistband. Velour doesn’t fray, so there’s no need for any finishing or hemming on the flounces.
The side back and side front can then be added. They should be placed with their right sides facing the right sides of the respective front and back panels. The sleeve flounce will be sandwiched in between.
Sew the sides of the bodice together, fold the raw edges of the armholes inward toward the wrong side of the garment, and stitch.
The bottom half of the jumpsuit should go together fairly quickly. Sew the two front panels of the pant together along the rise, and repeat with the back panels. Match up your notches and attach the front and back of the pants at the inner and outer seams.
The final thing you’ll need to do to form the jumpsuit is to connect the bodice and pants at the waistband. I recommend adding the outer waistband with a machine and hand-stitching the facing inside. The facing will hide any raw edges around the deep V-neckline.
Try your jumpsuit on with your favorite heels and hem the bottoms accordingly!
Personally, this is my new favorite look for autumn and I’ll need to make myself one of these jumpsuits asap. I love the rich color and can’t wait to try out some of Mood’s other new velour fabrics as well.
The deep neckline leaves the outfit open to by dressed up with some bold jewelry, which is a great option with so many holidays around the corner.
Are you going to be trying out this pattern? Tell me which fabric you’re going to work with in the comments!