Zadie Jumpsuit | Start to Stitch

A review of Paper Theory Patterns Zadie Jumpsuit

Reviewed by Annie Lucas - Start to Stitch on 9th September, 2020

I made a holiday wardrobe in a very short space of time before my trip to Marrakesh in February ( just pre Pandemic mayhem ) and then Covid hit… This garment is so representative of a carefree time before life changed forever.

By far and away my most favourite pattern of my holiday wardrobe was the Zadie Jumpsuit by Paper Theory which I made in a heavyish weight denim which I found very cheaply on Ebay, many moons ago.

I read so many reviews about this as I didn’t have time to make a muslin first and in general I decided I needed to lengthen the bodice by two inches and reduce the rise by one and on the whole I am just so thrilled with this make.  I feel amazing in it, and always get compliments and the Zadie Love has spread like wildfire through the sewists in my lovely sewing community and I even made one in Ankara as part of the August #Getsetsew Challenge I set monthly for my followers which I wore for my little girls 2nd Birthday.

The only thing I would change for next time is the leg length… I would like this to be more wearable in the winter and I hope to make one in Corduroy for the colder months once I have got through the massive backlog of sewing I am looking at as I type! Oh and there is an odd bump on the wrap point that I think needs grading out.

I sized down by two sizes I think as it is very loose fitting in terms of ease, and I also took an extra 2 inches out of each leg to reduce the fullness as I wanted the legs to be slightly more streamlined

I would recommend this pattern for anyone – it’s clearly illustrated and the instructions are great and the fit is spot on.  It is such a flattering and comfy garment and totally feels like pyjamas disguised as clothes!

You can read my full review on my blog here