The Zadie Jumpsuit is a relaxed and easy to wear one piece that comes with the option of wide 3/4 length sleeves or sleeveless with a dropped shoulder. It wraps around the body and fastens with a tie with so there is no need for buttons or a zip - making it quick and to easy sew, and quick and easy to get on and off.
The legs are cut wide and skim above the ankle. There are deep slant pockets on the front, with small pleats at the waist on the front and back. The neck edge is finished with a bias binding.
Techniques involved: You will learn to make your own bias binding and apply it to the neckline. You will also learn how to create a slant trouser pocket. The rest of the techniques are standard straight stitching and hemming.
Recommended Fabric: This pattern was designed especially for woven, medium weight fabrics like cotton and linen and would look great in fabric that has a draped quality like crepe, viscose twill or satin. It would also make up well in some heavier fabrics like drill and light weight denim. It is possible to make this in Knit or stretch fabrics like Jersey but the binding technique around the neck is tricky in a stretch fabric so be warned that would take the difficulty degree up a few notches.
Ability Level: The pattern is suitable for an advanced beginner.
Size range: UK 6-28 Refer to sizing table below for more details
The files are separated into two size ranges 6-20 and 16-28.
Sizes 16/18/20 overlap between both size ranges so you can still grade up or down easily if you are on the edge of a size range.
The pattern was drafted for a person who is 5'7" but there are lenghtening and shortening lines included on the pattern.
For reference the model pictured here is 5'10" with a 34D bust. She is wearing a size 12 with 2" of length added to the legs at the hem. This was the only modification for her.