Linen Zadie Jumpsuit

A review of Paper Theory Patterns Zadie Jumpsuit

Reviewed by sewmanju on 30th April, 2019

I have not worn a jumpsuit for years but I LOVE this one. It feels very comfortable and chic. The wrap idea is so clever. Nothing to dislike as such, although I did omit the bias binding finish on the wrap edges and drafted a facing which I topstitched into place.
Here’s a list of the modifications that I made:
I cut a size 16 through the bust, shoulders and arms, and graded out over the hips.
FYI I am 5’3″.
I shortened the rise (above the crotch) by 2 inches, both front and back.
I further shortened the legs and sleeves by 3 inches and used 1.5 inches for hemming.
I added 3/8ths inch seam allowance to the bodice fronts, back neckline and front of pants, upto the drill hole, to facilitate attaching the facing that I drafted.
My facings were drafted to be 1.5 inches deep, with 3/8ths inch used as seam allowance. I interfaced the facings.
I did a 5/8ths inch full bust adjustment and closed the resulting bust dart and rotated into the waist pleat. (Used the method for a cut on/ kimono sleeve bodice from Fit for Real People).
I did a 5/8ths inch full bum adjustment.
I moved the waist tie position down by 1 inch (my hole through which the tie passes is in the waist seam).
I added a snap at the bodice cross over point.
Lots more info over on my blog,