Jump for joy

A review of Zadie Jumpsuit

Reviewed by annwatts on 23rd June, 2019

A pattern I would recommend for many reasons. It’s bang on trend and comfortable garment. The pattern itself is well drafted with easy to follow instructions.
I did make some changes . I went down in size to reduce the volume ( I cut the smallest size, size 6. I would normally cut an 8/10). This is still plenty big enough on me – whilst still maintaining the designed generous fit.
I also reduced the bodice length ( a common adjustment for me on all patterns) and raised the crotch as suggested by many other bloggers Finally some length removed from the trouser legs too.( I am only 5 foot 2)

My chosen fabric was a viscose linen in light ,I had 2 metres of this- slightly less than the stated requirement but just about squeezed the garment out of it

When cutting out I didn’t follow the layouts, or the suggestion to cut single layered( not required in my humble opinion unless dealing with pattern placement on intricate fabric). I also placed the back piece on the fold to eliminate the seam here ( couldn’t work out why this was required)

The final adjustment I decided to do was to follow online suggestions of replacing the bias binding around the front with a facing. I cut the facing from a contrast cotton fabric as I did not have enough of the main fabric

The instructions to make up the jumpsuit were really clear, and assembly was quick and easy as there isn’t any close fitting required and no zips , buttons etc The design is also really unusual / different so well worth buying the pattern