Can’t Stop Wearing My Jumpsuit!

I’ve been having so much fun wearing my romper, even in SF weather, that I had to make a cooler weather version – a jumpsuit. I gave a sneak peak of  it a while ago while it was a work-in-progress, but I must admit that I finished it a while ago and I’ve been wearing it incessantly since. Seriously, once (or even twice) a week. I feel like I’m wearing pajamas it’s so comfortable! I’m quite happy with my fabric and construction choices. I like that it looks a bit like workmans coveralls, but a fun and funky version. The grey is very versatile and all of the yellow contrast details (buttons, topstitching, and belt) really perk it up. I think the three-quarter sleeves and scoop neck keep me from drowning in grey fabric. I usually wear it without accessories (although it could use a big yellow bangle) and with my grey moccasins.

grey full romper

The best part about the jumpsuit is that it has plenty of room to sit and even squat comfortably.

ruffles on suit front

I based it off of Simplicity 2222, but made quite a few modifications. I added a bit to the armscye in the front and quite a bit to the back (it was originally a racer-back shape) so that I could attach a sleeve. I drafted the sleeves myself and added the leg length. I finished the sleeve and leg cuffs with a large hem and topstitching. I modified the ruffles and placed them myself. And I added the belt loops and belt. I also chose to use snaps instead of buttons. The ruffles I modified by changing the width. The centermost ruffles are 1/4″ wider than the middle ruffles which are 1/4″ wider than the outside ruffles. I didn’t actually finish the edge of the ruffles but turned each edge over 1/4″ and topstitched. I experimented with doing a rolled edge finish, but the ruffles felt too stiff.

hemmed sleeve cuff

I serged all the inside seams and topstitched all of them with yellow (contrasting) thread. The belt is just a tube of fabric that I topstitched the edges and added snaps. I’m thinking I may go back and tighten it up a bit. I didn’t want it to bind, but it looks a little droopy. In summary, I’m totally in love with this jumpsuit, and I hope it makes others smile too!

grey jumpsuit from simplicity 2222