Hello my lovelies, long time no see. Hope you all had a nice break over Easter. Sorry for missing Saturday post again, the weather over Easter weekend was too glorious to spend indoors, so I took a few days off of my sewing projects. It was good, I needed that. When I saw on Instagram that almost all of the sewists I follow were also taking a break from sewing, I thought yeah it’s ok 😁 I had so many sewing plans for April, but in the end I only managed two projects. C’est la vie.
Anyhoo, I’m back with a finished project at last. Yes, I finally finished my Anza jumpsuit, if you haven’t read my full review of the dress version and the fabric, this link will take you directly there. As this is basically the same pattern, and I made the same size and I used the same fabric as my Anza dress, I am not going to talk much about the bodice and the fabric. So this post is just going to be about the trousers bit of the jumpsuit, wearability and the changes I made. Are you ready? 😀
- Shortened the legs by 4 1/2″ with 1″ hem allowance – for reference I am 5’2 1/2″.
- Widened the elastic casing to accommodate my 3/4″ wide elastic instead of the 1/4″ elastic required by the pattern. I found it to be too fiddly to deal with when I was working on the dress. What I did is basically widening the casing pattern piece to 3 1/2″. This made stitching the casing close after inserting the elastic a whole lot easier. To avoid the elastic twisting with wear, I stitched the elastic to the casing by stitching in the ditch on the casing seams (front and back).
- I did french seam on the trousers and pockets.
- I did flat-felled seam for the crotch.
- I omitted the elasticated hems and also the waist tie.
I didn’t sew the breast pockets on my dress, but I decided to do the pockets on this jumpsuit, I thought it’d be useful for stashing train tickets when I’m out and about. The cuffs can be folded up, but I decided to leave them as they are for now.
The finished garment.
This jumpsuit is sooooo comfy! The crotch is slightly lower than I thought it should’ve been, but turned out it was so that you can get in and out of the jumpsuit easily. Thank goodness for muslins, eh? I used to think jumpsuits were too fiddly (you know, for bathroom!) but this one is pretty easy to take off. Hurray!
I looove this jumpsuit, maybe even more than I love the dress! I know we always say our latest finished object is our favourite, but I was always more into trousers than skirts. And I absolutely love this pattern. Bless the day I found it! Such a gem. Imagine the hacks you can do. 😉
So, that’s all from me today. I hope you found this post helpful, thank you so much for reading. I’ll see you again soon.