Jumpsuits might just be the ultimate transitional wardrobe piece. Throw one on over a simple tee or turtleneck while some of that spring chill remains, or wear it on its own as the weather grows warmer! The Oliver Jumpsuit is designed with that ease and comfort in mind. Adorably oversized, this new free sewing pattern can easily bring you from spring to summer to fall!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 4-5 yards Talamanca Rosewood Double Cotton Gauze
- 8 Brown Cross Stitch Plastic Shank Back Button – 44L/28mm
- MDF247 – The Oliver Jumpsuit Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
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.
First, create your straps by folding them in half along the length, face to face. Sewing along the long raw edge and one short edge. Clip the seam allowance at the corners, turn right side out, and press.
Pin each strap along the top edge of your back bodice. Leave 1/2″ on either side to account for seam allowance. Stay-stitch into place.
Place the lining piece over top, face to face, and sew along the top three edges.
Clip the seam allowance, turn right side out, and press.
Using a regular seam, attach the side bodice pieces to either side of the front, aligning the bottom edges. Press the seam allowances toward the side seams.
Repeat with your lining and lay face to face with your main bodice. Sew down the remainder of your front sides as well as the top of your side bodice, like below.
Clip the seam allowance at the corners, turn right side out, and press.
Gather the top edge of your bodice into the upper band, leaving 1/2″ of seam allowance on either side.
Fold the band in half, face to face like below, and sew along the sides.
Turn right side out and press. Tuck the raw edges inward and slip-stitch along the bottom inside your front bodice band.
Attach your two front pant panels at the front rise using a French seam. Repeat with your back panels.
Attach the upper portion to the front pant panels at the waistband using a French seam.
Repeat with the back bodice at the center of your back pant panels.
Note: the back pants will be much wider than the back bodice. There are two finishing options:
- Sew together as-is, and finish the remaining raw edges of your back waistline with a 1/4″ rolled hem. Once the garment is assembled, try it on to determine the button & buttonhole placement for the folded side feature, as seen in the finished garment photos.
- Gather the back pants into the waistband, as seen here.
Attach the front and back of your jumpsuit at the side seams and pant inseams using French seams.
Create the cuff by folding it in half, face to face, and sewing both short ends. Also, sew along the top until the notch marked on your pattern. Clip the notch and your seam allowances, turn right side out, and press.
The sewn portion of the cuff is a faux button placket. Overlap the placket and opposite end of the cuff to form a perfect circle with the raw seam allowance.
Gather the bottom of each pant leg into a cuff. Sew two buttons onto each placket, sewing through all fabric layers.
*This jumpsuit is intended for an oversized fit. However, you can pinch the waist at the sides and add buttons or snaps to adjust your desired fit. See the image below: