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S8255 + M7721: Comfy and Cute Jumpsuit

Hello Loves!

I'm excited to share this super easy jumpsuit with you!  I hacked view B of Simplicity 8255 with the sleeves from view D of McCalls 7721.

It's a really simple jumpsuit that can be customized in many different ways.  I figured sleeves were the simplest way to add a little jazz to the jumpsuit. I believe I was correct.  The sleeves definitely made a huge impact.

I made this the day before Thanksgiving in about 4 hours...from fabric prep to last stitch.  It took me 1 hour to choose the perfect pattern for a cute comfy outfit.  I actually wanted to do this month's Sew Your View, but I've lost the pattern. :(  Maybe it will show up soon. Then, it took me half an hour to find the right sleeve hack for the pattern.  Once I had the combo right, I knew perfect comfy fabric. Sweatshirt fleece is so comfy and with a little stretch its perfect.

I had to make some alterations:

  • My hips make jumpsuits a fitting struggle but I dare not complain. I love my curves.  
  • I graded from a sixteen to an eighteen.  There was still a significant gap in the back, so I had to add 2 6" darts at the waist in the back. That really helped.  
  • I also doubled the sleeve cuff. I just like a bigger cuff.

To attach the two sleeves together, I followed the directions for M7721.  It was very simple!

I really like it and see lots of styling possibilities!




What do you think? You can also check out my pattern review on PatternReview.com.

Until next time, Smooches!

DJ

Comments

Cinnamon said…
It looks great! I can see the versatility of the style. It fits perfectly. You go girl!
DJ @ HeHeHe+She said…
Thank you Cinnamon! I love it. I can't wait to wear it again.

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