Zadie Jumpsuit PDF review

A review of Zadie Jumpsuit

Reviewed by nightingaleanddolittle on 30th August, 2019

I’ve seen so many Zadie jumpsuits this summer, and I’m glad that I’ve now joined the club with my own version!
I enjoyed sewing my Zadie – the pattern has a fairly forgiving fit so no need to struggle too much with adjustments and the construction is also nice and simple. With no fastenings, the trickiest bit (which still isn’t very tricky!) is probably attaching the binding to the neckline. I would have thought a confident beginner wouldn’t have too much trouble tackling this pattern, but it’s still an enjoyable project to work on if you’ve got a bit more experience.
I did my binding slightly differently from the pattern – I used single fold bias binding, which I stitched to the right side using a small seam allowance, then flipped it to the inside and topstitched it down from the outside.
In terms of sizing, my measurements put me in a 14 at the bust and between a 14 and 16 at the waist and hip. Based on the finished garment measurements and several reviews that I’d seen, I sized down and made a 12 at the bust blending out to a 14 at the waist and hip. That still gives me a relaxed fit, without bordering on becoming a bit too baggy for my taste.
The fabric I used is a viscose twill, and I think it’s a nice weight for the Zadie – plenty of drape but with a bit more body to it than a viscose challis.
More details and photos on my blog here: http://nightingaleanddolittle.blogspot.com/2019/08/paper-theory-zadie-jumpsuit.html