Comfort is the new chic and I’m here for it!! Jumpsuits and rompers are garments that I feel will always stand the test of time. As we head into Spring and Summer, I live for outfits that I can pull-on, accessorize and go about my day in. The Perilla Jumpsuit is perfect for your casual garment needs! Although this jumpsuit has an elastic waist, we’ve added a cute belt pattern that looks absolutely stunning in faux leather! I used Mood Fabrics’ amazing two-toned orange and fuchsia linen and there are so many beautiful colors to choose from. You could also try using one of Moods cotton chambray fabrics as another great option. This outfit is perfect for brunch or a day party. Let us know how you plan on styling your Perilla Jumpsuit!
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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.
Here’s how to sew:
Tip: French seams work nicely when sewing linen.
First, fold back the placket at center fronts, press, and top stitch. For a wider placket, you could cut and sew it as a separate piece.
Pin sleeves to bodice and stitch.
Now set the bodice aside to work on the pant.
Pin the open pockets to pant fronts as shown. Stitch pockets along the curve of the pocket opening. Turn and press along this curve. Then, fold the pocket in half to create the pocket bag. Stitch along the bottom and base stitch at the top and side seam of pocket.
Pin the pant fronts together at the center front seams and do the same for the backs.
Finish the pant by pining and stitching along the inseam and side seams. Press all seams.
Pin the bodice to the pant at the waist and stitch. Now you are going to attach the casing to the inside.
First, stitch the casing pieces together at the side seams. Pin casing to the inside of the waist attaching it to the seam allowance.
Press up the seam allowance on the opposite end of the casing. Topstitch along the casing to close it, but leave a small 2-3″ opening to insert your elastic.
Use a safety pin to guide your elastic through the casing then stitch both ends of the elastic closed. Slip stitch your casing opening closed and press to finish.
Finish by hemming your pant cuffs and sleeve cuffs. Add your buttons and you’re done!