It’s time to thaw out and break loose from the grips of the winter holiday season! What better way to warm up those creative bones than with a new spring sewing pattern from Mood Fabrics? The Fern Jumpsuit is the perfect project to get you started on building your transitioning wardrobe! This jumpsuit is packed with style and sophistication while giving off very boho-chic vibes; belted for creating the perfect cinched waist, but loose and comfy with a stunning wide leg that gathers into an ankle cuff. For this jumpsuit, we used Mood’s stunning double cotton gauze! With a soft textured hand, it has quickly become my new favorite fabric. Try wearing your jumpsuit with a light weight t-shirt until you’re ready to bare those beautiful arms! Great for light and airy fabrics such as cotton voile or light-weight linen. Be sure to let us know how you style your Fern Jumpsuit!
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.
This was a really fun and easy sewing project! Follow along with the instructions and a few photos and tips to help you along the way.
Here’s how to sew:
- Pin and sew the front pleats on the pants. Next, pin the pocket facing to the front and sew. Fold back the pocket facing and press along the edge. Now, fold the pocket over, lining it up with the side of the pant and pin into place. Sew the pocket edge to finish.
Tip: Use French seams for finishing your garment to avoid any fraying.
2. Pin together the pant fronts at the center front seam and stitch. Do the same for the pant backs. Finish with French seams and press.
3. Now pin the front and back pants together at the sides and stitch using French seams and sew all the way down including the button extension. Turn the button extension right-side out and press. This will be a faux button placket so we are going to fold it over, press, and top-stitch it in place. Use a basting stitch to gather the bottom opening of the pant. Fold the cuff on the fold-line and press. Pin the cuff to the pant opening and stitch. Add buttons to finish.
Now, let’s move on to making the belt.
Tip: Use a lightweight plastic buckle for lighter weight fabrics.
4. Pin along the length of the belt and starting at the ends sew along the length of the belt. Leave a small 3″ or so opening towards the middle for turning it right side out. Trim off the seam allowance, turn and press. Slip stitch the small opening closed and press. Add your decorative buckle to finish.
Instead of using a facing, the top bodice was self lined. This works when using a very lightweight fabric.
Tip: For best fit, measure across your shoulder for the straps, then cut them down to desired length.
5. Stitch along the length of your straps and use a loop turner to pull the straps right side out.
6. Sew the front and back bodice together at the side seams and press. Do this for both the outer layer and lining. Now, with right sides facing together, position your straps sandwiched in between the layers at each point, and pin along the top edge. Sew along the top edge. Trim the excess seam allowance. Turn the bodice right side out pulling straps up. Press along the edge to finish.
7. Pin your top bodice to the bottom pant at the waist and sew. To help gather the waist, cut a piece of thin elastic to the measurement of your waist. Stitch the elastic to the waist stretching as you sew.
8. Belt loops are optional. I suggest making small chain belt loops using self thread for less noticeable support.
That’s it – you’re done! Please make sure you let us know how your Fern Jumpsuit turned out!