Looking for some #sewtogetherforsummer pattern inspiration? You may be aware this years’ theme is all about the Jumpsuit (dungarees / romper / playsuit / overalls / boilersuit / coveralls). Suzy, Monika and I have picked a range of patterns which hopefully shows the diversity and range of styles available (some of which will be making ourselves and will review and post on separately) but, for simple inspiration, we thought we’d share the patterns that got us all excited for this years’ theme in the first place!
We’re selecting from Burda, The Big Four and Indie companies. Before we jump into that (pun intended 😉 ), a reminder that we have also listed some great discount codes on some fantastic patterns not listed here, over on our Launch blog post.
If you are looking for a great freebie pattern, perhaps you’d like to check out Lisa Kisch’s YouTube Channel ‘And Sew On’ – she’s posted a vlog listing 30 FREE Jumpsuit sewing patterns!
- If you’re interested in any of the patterns listed here, you can click on the graphics to find out more!
BurdaStyle Pattern Picks:
First up is Suzy with her pick from the BurdaStyle collection:
“BurdaStyle is a great resource for patterns, in fact if you search ‘jumpsuits’ on their site you will find a cool 72 of them! One of the things I love is they have many versions for petite and plus sizes too. So without further ado here are my picks (but I also definitely recommend taking a look at their website!)
What could be more summery than a halter neck jumpsuit? This version 06/2015 #119 with its loose trousers but closefitting bodice ticks all the boxes, and you can make a shorter romper version too!
This dress works perfectly for evening wear…
If you are rocking the Overalls look, you might want to check out this next pattern from 04/18, #106B, which has so many gorgeous details. It’s also great if you want to join in the Challenge but it’s not actually summer where you are!
Those sleeves are superb and Burdastyle suggests making the bands in a contrast colour…so much you could do with this pattern!
Or for something really different and truly special, how about this bustier style jumpsuit, 05/18 #111A? It would look fresh and breezy in linen for summer sightseeing or really sexy in black silk at night. I love the bands on the trouser hem and the colour blocking opportunities.
BurdaStyle have a lot jumpsuit patterns in plus sizes and its so hard to choose between them, however this is one of my favourites, 07/18 #126. Not only does the jumpsuit have lovely proportions, it has the most gorgeous draping on the shoulders and back view. Who says all the best patterns come in small sizes?
Burda also cater for the more petite members of the sewing community and this boho
jersey jumpsuit, 04/2016 #112B is cute, with a drawstring neckline which has little cut outs and an open back. Wide leg trousers are flattering on us shorter women and you can add some height with heels, plus it has pockets!
If you’re looking for a more relaxed jumpsuit with interesting sleeves and more tapered legs, this one from 04/2015 #110 might make you jump for joy!
The legs have cute little tucks and the sleeves are ‘trumpet’ sleeves. There’s plenty of scope to customise this pattern with contrast binding and stripe play!
And one more for good luck; this is a formal and very stylish jumpsuit!04/2014 #107A has a lapel collar, tapered legs and nice seamwork at the shoulders; this jumpsuit would take you out for the evening (would it buy the drinks though?, asks Sarah!) but would work just as well at the office. Or totally turn it around by making it in a colourful print and you have a sure eyecatcher of an outfit!
The only problem is to decide which to make? Any here that you would choose?” Suzy xxx
The Big4 Pattern Companies
Next up is ‘Our Monika’ with her pick of the Big4 (though unable to resist, she’s also thrown in a Burda paper pattern!)
“New Look 6446 deserves a mention for it’s versatility and great reviews! You’re getting 4 in 1 – jumpsuit, romper and dress in mini and maxi lengths. The cropped jumpsuit would look great with a fitted top making it a good option for chic office wear. It’s designed to be easy-to-sew in fabrics like cotton, linen or chambray too!
I find Mimi G Style patterns hard to resist and this, the Simplicity 8060, is utility style jumpsuit is no exception! It also comes with an Vlog / sewlong should you get stuck! Depending on your choice of fabric, you can pair it with heels or Converse. Go for light denim, chambray, tencel or silky types for added luxury. It might be more time-consuming but it’s a classic that will serve you well for years to come. As with all Simplicity patterns, choose your size based on the finished measurements, that way you’re in full control of how much ease you put into the garment.
If youire somewhat worried about fitting then this Butterick B6522 ‘FastnEasy’ semi-fitted pull-on jumpsuit could be one to try. It’s suitable for jersey fabrics as well as drapey wovens which will hide all kinds of sewing imperfections!
Burda, as you can tell from Suzy’s picks above, have a multitude of good jumpsuit patterns but this one, Burda 6408, I find particularly versatile. It’s semi-fitted with darts front and back. An optional drawstring at the waist and comes in two lengths. It’s designed for viscose/rayon, crepe and light cotton fabrics. Perhaps you’ve got something suitable in your stash you could put to good use here?!
Next up, I’ve chosen from Vogue’s ‘Very Easy’ range – V9075 – just how many of us fall for pretty illustrations on pattern envelopes; it’s not unreasonable to buy a pattern just because it looks so good on the envelope, right?! On a more serious note, this is a 2-in-1 pattern, so after you make this gorgeous culotte jumpsuit, you could make yourself a dress as well! The bodice is fitted with princess seams and has a zip at the back. You make it with linen blends, crepe or light denim. The pattern envelope also suggest jersey as a suitable fabric – just be aware of the zip at the back!
I hope I’ve inspired you to give one of these a try!” Monika x
And, finally, it’s down to me to pick from the crop of amazing Indie patterns out there! So as not to repeat myself, I’m not going to list the Indie patterns for which we’ve sourced discounts – you’ll find them listed in the Launch blog post – instead I’m focusing on others to try and show the broad diversity of patterns and styles that fall within this years’ Challenge theme – yes, it’s Jumpsuits, but it also covers Dungarees, Overalls, Coveralls, Playsuits, Rompers, boilersuits, catsuits- whatever you want to call them!
First up, it’s the ‘Ophelia Overalls’ by Decades of Style – there is a comprehensive sewalong available alongside this pattern too with plenty of helpful hints and construction tips; it has retro design lines and a relaxed fit with built-in side belts making the waist adjustable. It’s designed for wovens and I love the way it looks in this baby wale Mustard cord!
Next we have the Joni Jumpsuit from Friday Pattern Company which is designed for knits. It features a tank top with simple adjustable straps which give a lovely feature to the back; the bodice is lined and the legs flare from a fitted hip (and can be shortened or lengthened to your style preference). There are also optional patch pockets. Do be aware, even though its designed for knits, it does feature a back zipper.
If you fancy something way more retro how about the Phyllis from Wearing History – not a sew for the feint-hearted (however there are in-depth photo construction tips on the site), the Phyllis is a full-on retro/vintage pattern closely based on a 1940’s ‘Siren’ original!
The ‘Foxy’ by Mimi G is certainly that! This is a zip fronted jumpsuit designed to be sewn in either stretch wovens or double knits; it features a collar and pockets and lots of VaVaVoom!
If you haven’t already, say Hello to the new Zadie Jumpsuit from Paper Theory Patterns; described as relaxed and forgiving fit, easy wear one-piece, it features a wrap front, deep slash pockets and small pleats to the front and back. It also has no fastenings of any kind, making this a pull on!
Next, because not forgetting this Challenge is also designed to be a Unisex one, we have a pattern suitable for the blokes as well! It’s the Colibri Overalls by I AM Patterns. It features tie straps that feed through eyelets, ribbons if you like or all out macho, there is a male version with snap fasteners to open and close on the sides and can be made long or short!
Again, for the blokes, there’s MimiG’s revisited 8615; you’ve the option of a straight leg dungaree or jumpsuit / boilersuit!
Another new pattern, it’s the ‘Sirocco Jumpsuit’ from Deer & Doe; a wrap front pattern suitable for knits with short set-in sleeves and pleated pants – it immediately looks like a modern classic!
Phew, so there you have it! I hope you’ve find something here to ‘whet your whistle’. Don’t forget to check out the Launch blog post if you haven’t already as this also features discounts on some amazing patterns from our Partner Sponsors! You can also read the list of the amazing gifts our Sponsors are offering HERE.
Let me know what your plans are!
Until next time, happy stitching!
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