Everything 70’s related is definitely ‘Staying Alive’ this fall, and our newest free pattern is sure to be a huge hit. The Cherry Jumpsuit will take all the guesswork out of getting ready in the morning. (Yes please!) Just step in, zip, and step out; it’s a no-brainer! Featuring 4 patch pockets, perfectly sized to fit your cell phone and lip gloss, and an irresistible pointed collar for added sass, this jumpsuit will make you feel badass, just like one of Charlie’s Angels. We made ours using a silky peachskin, but, if you are like me and need a little bit of stretch to fit your curves, fret not for this gorgeous jumpsuit can also easily be made out of a stretch cotton sateen or even a substantial knit like a ponte. No matter the fabrication, a jumpsuit like this is one we are sure you will not want to pass up!
The Cherry Jumpsuit – Free Jumpsuit Sewing Pattern
All seam allowances are 1/2″ unless otherwise stated. See chart below for sizing specifications. Note, this specific pattern is available up to a size 30.
Once you have all your pattern pieces cut out and all of your notches are marked, begin by closing the bust darts on all 4 of your front bodice pieces.
Next, connect the pieces at the center front leaving an opening of about 6″ inches down from the neckline. Lay the pieces on top of each other with the wrong sides touching. Your bodice is now self-lined.
Fold in the seam allowance on the portion of the neckline that was left open and pin closed.
Top stitch around the opening
Attach your breast patch pockets by topstitching into place.
From here on we will treat the front bodice like a single layer of fabric. Close the darts on the back bodice and attach the panels at the side seams and sholders using a french seam.
Now let’s move on to the waistband. Sandwich the bottom of the bodice between the waistband pieces so that both are sewn on at the same time and can be flipped down to connect to the pants.
Now let’s work on the pants portion. Connect the front pant panels at the center front rise using a french seam and close the darts.
Topstitch the pant patch pockets into place.
Connect the front and back of the pants at the side seams and the inseams using a french seam.
Let’s move on to the collar. This collar is in 4 pieces due to the jumpsuit opening at the center back, however, it will function the same as a regular collar and will be able to fold up and down when complete. Sew each half of the collar pieces to each other with right sides touching around the top and sides. Clip the corners so that when it’s flipped you will have a defined point. Flip right side out and press.
Now attach each half of the collar to the bodice at the neckline. Once The collar pieces have been attached carefully top stitch all around so that the fabric will lay flat.
Close your sleeve using a french seam.
Again using a french seam connect the sleeve to the bodice.
Now that both the bodice and the pants are complete connect the pieces at the waist. The outer waistband should be connected to the pants and the inner waistband can be folded in and slip stitched into place. Finish the waistband by carefully topstitching the top and bottom of the band. Complete your jumpsuit by attaching an invisible zipper at the center back.