Souk Zadie

A review of Paper Theory Patterns Zadie Jumpsuit

Reviewed by JudithRosalind on 15th May, 2019

Perfect match of fabric and pattern. This is my second version of the Zadie. The first was made from a dyed cotton sheet, made as a wearable toile. I learned that I needed to take two inches from the rise for my 5’2″ height. Other than that I made a size 14 with no other modifications for my 39/33/40 body.
In my second version, pictured here, I went for the sleeveless version. The fabric is a glorious mid weight linen from Merchant and Mills, colour ‘Souk’. It was a very satisfying sew. I cheated with the tie belt by just folding and stitching, rather than turning inside out… the fabric is quite firm and I didn’t think it would turn very easily. I hand embroidered a label which I sewed on the outside back neck. Other than this it was very straight forward.
First wear was to a 60th birthday party where I danced the night away with no gaping. The second wearing was to a Sew Scottish meet up afternoon tea…. plenty of room for cakes. The only issue is taking care with the ties on loo visits.