Secret Pyjamas

A review of Friday Pattern Company Avenir Jumpsuit

Reviewed by Karen shaw-jones on 10th July, 2020

I’m late to the Avenir party but kept seeing lots of amazing makes in my IG feed that tempted me to give it a try.

The hardest part was deciding on what size to make due to the ease/oversized look of the jumpsuit. I went with XL at the shoulders grading out to XXL at waist (but brought the elastic in a bit more) & cut XXL for the hips. I normally cut a 20/22 in big 4 patterns.

It’s an easy make, suitable for confident beginners but with a different way of creating the waistband casing, I had to read over the instructions a couple of times.

I used wider elastic (3/4 ins) at the neck and waistline. I used a nice weighty cotton/linen blend from Rainbowfabrics which was a dream to sew with. I left the pant legs on the longer side, turning the hem up by 2ins in total (I’m 5ft 2.5ins).

I’m super happy with the finished garment and see another one in a viscose coming up soon in the sewing queue!