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Ok, on with the review......
(Simplicity 0565--- I can't find this on the Simplicity website. I bought the pattern at Jo-Ann's in a special display on the pattern cabinets.
Time to Sew:
About 6 hours
Sewing Ease (scale 1 easy to 10 difficult):
About a 4
Jumpsuit with bodice variations
(just the right amount of leg fullness)
I cut the size Small. The size medium had way too much ease & would have been too baggy.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yes, pretty much.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I loved the ease of style. I'm not a fan of the pleats on the strap (I can never seem to get them to lay just right) but I can live them. I loved the overall design. I realized once I started that there are no zippers or other closures. You can only get into the jumpsuit based on how much ease you have in the bodice and waistline---hence the elastic. So I wanted this to be a little more fitted but I didn't want to restrict entry.
Peachskin polyester in burgundy, black, gray and off white animal print
(closer view of the print)
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I did my usual one's----I shortened the mid back 1" and tapered to the sides. I reduced the rise of the pants by 1" in the front and lengthened my crotch length by 1.5" in the back. I ommitted the pockets since I ran out of fabric. I also added a small piece of velcro to the back bodice to serve as a closure since it draped open and exposed my bra.
What would you do differently next time?:
Nothing really. It fit fairly well.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I think so! It turned out really cute!
It can be worn casually with flip flops or dressed up with heels and a jacket.
Cute jumpsuit and fairly easy to sew up!