Sustainable fashion is one of the industry’s biggest topics right now, and what better way to help the cause than by sewing your own clothes? With 200 free patterns available, this is now easier than ever. When you can’t find the exact pattern you’re looking for though, patterns hacks will be your best friend. With today’s project, I’ll show you how I altered Mood’s Palm Jumpsuit to include an adorable tie front. Try this on your own jumpsuit, or opt for a romper version as the temperatures rise!
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.
As you can see from the pattern flat, the original includes a center front panel straight across. For this hack, we can completely omit this piece.
Take your side front pieces and add 2″ at the bottom toward what is now the center front. Note: For larger bust sizes, you may want to add 3″-4″ here. Be sure to test with muslin prior to cutting into your final fabric.
Directly across from the curve on your side front piece, between the two notches, add a 5″ extension for the tie. Continue the angle up toward the top point of your side front piece. Add seam allowance around the added piece, like you see below.
The other alteration I made for this version was to cut the back panel into two, adding a center back zipper instead of a side zip. If you follow this route, be sure to add seam allowance along the center back.
For the rest of the instructions, you can follow along with the original directions here!
Will you be giving this pattern hack a try? Let me know in the comments below!