A review of Sirocco Jumpsuit


Reviewed by Gold&SilverStitches on 29th March, 2021

The Deer & Doe Sirocco Jumpsuit is one of the most popular indie patterns and for good reason! There are two options (a full length jumpsuit or a shorter playsuit), with a wrap neckline and pleats at the nipped-in waist. As this is made from stretchy knit fabrics, the pattern is not only super comfy, but also simple enough that it is perfect for a beginner looking to dabble in sewing with jersey fabrics!

I made the full length Sirocco jumpsuit, as I love the silhouette of a tailored, elegant garment — it’s très chic — but in this stunning Lady McElroy viscose crepe jersey. The crowd of female faces on a colourful, splotchy background is a fairly 80s and very cheerful, with a touch of panache 😊 The fabric has great stretch and recovery, and I am so delighted with my finished garment; it is bright and comfy, a joy to wear, and an easy sew — you can see more photos and details on my blog.

I only made a few adjustments (shortened the bodice by 1/2″ and removed 3″ from the leg length) and it came together really quickly. None of the steps in the instructions were particularly tricky, but I did deviate from the instructions when sewing in the sleeves, which I set in flat and then joined all the side seams together at once. I used my overlocker for all the seams and only used my sewing machine with a walking foot for the topstitching.