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!
A huge shout out and thank you to The Rosé Mansion for providing the gorgeous background for this photo shoot. Follow them on Instagram!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 5 yards of Mustard Double Cotton Gauze
- 2 spools of 1690 Topaz 100m Gutermann Thread
- 6 pc Tortoise Plastic Buttons 34L
- Brown Rectangular Plastic Buckle – 2.325″
- MDF185 – The Fern Jumpsuit Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
Alternative Recommended Fabrics:
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!
A huge shout out and thank you to The Rosé Mansion for providing the gorgeous background for this photo shoot. Follow them on Instagram!
This jumpsuit is EVERYTHING! I can’t wait to *attempt* to make this! I live my life in jumpsuits and this is gorgeous.
Thanks Darby! I hope you get a chance to make this soon! It’s really fun to make!
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I bet a light weight jersey would feel amazing with this pattern!
Jumpsuits are a MUST ! I love the attention to detail in this look. The buttons on the ankle are a great touch ! Personally think this look would be super cool in chiffon. Just be sure to wear appropriate under garments. ( tee hee )
Love love love size 12
Hi Donna! So glad you love our Fern Jumpsuit!
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Yes, that would be amazing!! I hope you make one! Thanks, Christy 🙂
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Love the details like the belt and cuffed legs and the fabric used. Definitely want to try this pattern.
So gorgeous! I love the detail at the ankle! I’d make it in a teal or peacock cotton voile.
Hi Kitty! Thank you! I agree, love the ankle! The details make the outfit! 🙂
I love this stylish and comfortable
Thank you Monet!
Looks so beautiful!
I love this jumpsuit! I definitely want to make this for myself in a navy blue crepe fabric!
Hi Cassidy! I’m so glad you love our Fern Jumpsuit! Here’s a link to a navy blue crepe that would be stunning!
Wow…. The touch, the colour, fabric its self is everything I love everything about the jumpsuit ima come up with the first collection of jumpsuits ❤️❤️❤️
Hi Lubowa! I love that idea! This jumpsuit was one of my favorite makes so far.
I am LOVING the details on this jumpsuit! Especially the buttons at the ankle!
Love the Jumpsuit! Will have to attempt to make this with altercations! would love to make this out of Seersucker to give it that true spring/summer feeling!
I love prints, so I would use the Mood exclusive Night in Tunisia White and Blue Cotton Poplin (#327815)!
That would look stunning!
I really need to try and make this one! I love jumpsuits but never can find ones I like at the store, either it is the color or the cut sometimes that doesn’t work quiet right! This way I can make mine perfect for me!
Crepe for this
I am a middle schooler attempting to make this and I am beyond excited!
This looks so comfy. Gorgeous
Honestly, my torso has always been too long for a jumpsuit when I try them on in a store. Maybe I will make one so I can get the fit just right! Love the pattern <3
Gorgeous detail. Will be looking for a stunning print for the perfect summer look!
Want to try to make this now!
I love the style…. I think black would be awesome with straps and grommets added for extra funk.
Like OH.MAH.GAD!!! Da bomb! Sewing it now now now!!
I know so many girls who would love for me to make this for them! So cool!
I have a floral crepe this would look amazing in. Love it
I would make this in Italian Metallic Gold and Black Knit Pique
That would be stunning!
I’m obsessed with orange and I love the idea of gauze. Definitely making this as soon as it gets above freezing.
I can’t wait to Show this to my daughter and see her spin on this.. Thank you again for sharing this pattern!!
Hi Joan! Thanks for sharing this with your daughter. Let us know what she creates!
Love the style of this jumpsuit and the color! Will have to make this sometime!!
First of Alllll Shades of Yellow Are My Favorite! I Love A Jumpsuit! Looking at This I Am Ready For A Spring Brunch Outside ! Fabric Is Perfect !
This is so nice!! This looks really comfortable and I live the fabric and color choice!! ❤️
What a stunning pattern! I think making it in cotton fabric means incredible flow!
Thank you for the free pattern! Can’t wait to try. I’m thinking that this would be really cool in a sateen of some kind. Maybe a steel gray color? Super cute!
I love the mustard jumpsuit! It makes my heart sing. I want to make one right now. Wish I weren’t at work!
This is such an amazing blog. I’ve learned a lot of things just from this jumpsuit. I will definitely be visiting and learning more from here. I’ve always been inspired by mood fabrics since my little sister and I first started watching project runway around ‘02. Moods color are just so amazing and I’m very happy I live in NY to be able to visit and get inspired !
Love this pattern. I would use a bright color lightweight linen fabric!!
Love this so much!
I’d use a velvet for sure
Love the mustard color and the hems are divine!!! 🙂
Love the color!
I can’t wait to try this new pattern out ❤️
Love this pattern!
I LOVE a good jumpsuit! I might opt to use a black rayon challis fabric to make the jumpsuit feel more lux because I like to dress a chic and upscale woman!
That would be so fabulous in your Italian Blue Topweight Viscose Denim!!
Thank you for the free pattern! I can’t wait to make it.
What a fun pattern! This would look super cute in the floral rayon that’s been waiting in my fabric box!
Love this jumpsuit and love the Rosé Mansion! ❤️ You got some great pics from the experience
I love this pattern! This would be one of those jumpsuits that would flatter so many shapes and sizes, and definitely rock many different patterns as well! As a fellow jumpsuit lover, I would make this in a print for every season for sure!
Hello, I would like to try sewing this jumpsuit, it seems really fun !! But I have a question, are the seams allowance included in the pattern or are we supposed to cut an inch or so more ?
Thanks for the free pattern !
Hi Marion – 1/2″ seam allowances are already included!
Love the jumpsuit, but those boots,….wow.
Where can they be purchased?
Not positive, but probably JustFab!
I’m wondering if its possible to just use the bottom part for a pair of flowy summer pants? I’ll have to inspect the pattern to add a waistband instead of the top!
Yes, you certainly could do that!
Hi! I’m sorry these are potentially reallllly stupid questions….. both bodice pieces say “Front Bodice, cut 2 on fold”…. am I right to assume its a typo and the one on pages 29/30/35/36 is the front and the other the back? And what does “Cut face to face” mean? I would have assumes everything would be cut right sides together? Aaaaand I’m having a little trouble with the sizing chart, if I work with the measurements then I’m somewhere between an 8 – 10 (which is fine for a baggy thing and this pattern has an 8-10 line) but I was wondering why there are sizes 7 and 9 and also why 7 and 20-30 are coloured light grey and the others are white? And why does the 20 – 30 only have half the measurements? I’m so sorry for the questions, I did try to find the answers elsewhere and I’m a beginner 🙂 Thank you very much!
Hi Alix, not stupid questions at all! The bodice pieces at cut 2 on the fold so that you have an extra layer of bodice to line the original layer. The pattern says cut ‘face to face’ so that the fabric faces are together and the pieces cut will be mirrors of each other (not actually totally necessary for this pattern since the pieces are symmetrical and it won’t matter). The sizes that are grayed out in our size chart are sizes that we don’t always include in our patterns. Up to size 18 are based on dress form measurements that we used to sell, while the larger sizes are simply body averages, so they are a bit less specific, but still include common measurements needed to create a standard garment. I hope that helps! Let me know if you’d like any other info. 🙂
Thank you for replying and so quick! That helps me with so many Mood patterns…up until now I have only used store bought ones. I’m gonna give it a go… fingers crossed! 🙂
I’m dying to make this in the Nilotic Wasteland fabric, but I’m a little confused on the amount of yardage needed. This post says 5 yards, but in the Tumunyana post it says 4 – 5 yards. Is that enough for a size 12/14? Also I can’t find where it states the amount of ease in the finished garment – looks like a fair amount, but would be nice to know for sure as it may affect the size I chose. Thanks!
Hi Elisabeth! I made a size 8/10 without lining the bodice for the Tumunyara Collection version, and I used a smidge over 4 yards. If you’ll be doing a full bodice lining for a size 12/14, I’d recommend closer to 5 yards. Also, as far as ease goes with this pattern – it’s incredibly loose and pulls on over the hips. The shape of it largely comes from belting it at the waist. I hope this helps!
Thank you, Courtney – that’s super helpful! ☺️
Hi! I’m a beginner/intermediate and I really enjoyed making this jumpsuit. I’m obsessed with the bottoms and am planning on making just the bottoms using the aqua double gauze fabric. The top is gigantic, though. I’m going to try to take it in from the sides. LOVE this fabric and the result!
Just sewed this beauty up in Blush and it looks amazing. Now my sister wants one 🙂 I’m going to make myself another in Blue and one in Mustard for my sister since there is a sale today! Thanks for this amazing pattern!
This is a beautiful pattern! Are there any modifications you would make if you sewed it with a heavier fabric? Say… corduroy? Thanks.
Hi, Rose! This pattern is definitely recommended for a fabric with a more flowy drape than corduroy, but you could certainly try making a mock-up with muslin first and see how it lays with a stiffer woven!
I absolutely love this jumpsuit! However, I followed the sizing and had to drastically take in the top for width. After alterations, which are always a must for small rib cage/large breasted people, it fits perfectly.
Hi! I am currently sewing up this pattern and hit a little bit of a problem… The pocket pieces.. on the pattern it said to cut 2 which I have done making sure to cut a right and left but Iv never seen a pattern using only one part each for a pocket.. surely its suppose to say “cut 2 pair”
Hi! Cut 2 is correct – it gets folded in half.
I just made this and i love the patterns. the only problem i have is the pockets are far too small. I wish i had of realized this before i cut them and sew’d them. Other than that this is a beautiful romper! Thank you for the patterns!
I’m confused by the strap pattern piece, it only measures an inch in width, but you say the seam allowances are 1/2 inch which means there would be nothing left when sewn? Please advise….
Hi Jane! The straps can be sewn at a 3/8″ seam allowance. 😀
I made this in a stretch crepe black floral print and I LOVE how it came out! I added a cutout and a button in the back so the top would sit a little closer to my body. So excited to wear it. Great for a beginner sewist like myself!