Tuesday, May 27, 2014

#DIY Jumpsuit + Simplicity Pattern Review #1355


Hi Darlings,

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. We spent our weekend doing some spring cleaning and rearranging furniture. It seems the more we purge, the more we seem to acquire. The garage was the biggest project, but now that it's done it's freeing! I can't think when there is clutter, and it doesn't matter if I can see the clutter either, just knowing it is there drives me bananas, lol.

Now that everything is clean and in order I can resume my normal activities. I even had a bit of time to make up this adorable jumpsuit using Simplicity Pattern #1355. What did you guys do this weekend? 
DIY Jumpsuit Pattern HERE / Fabric Options HERE and HERE / Steve Madden Heels HERE / Coach Bag (gifted)


Pattern Description: Simplicity 1355 Misses Maxi or Jumpsuit

Pattern Sizing: I cut size small

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done with it? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, Simplicity does a great job with their instructions. It is pretty straight forward and I made it up in just a few hours.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love Jumpsuits! so when this cutie came out I knew I would be making it with both bodice views.

Fabric Used: Print Challis (from my stash) Options HERE and HERE

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used the bodice from View C and the pants from View A. The only thing I did to the pattern before cutting my fabric was to narrow and shorten the leg. I did not want a wide leg and I wanted a cropped look so I began at the hip line and narrowed my leg on both front and back pieces (shown below)

Would you sew it again? Yes, I will be making it again.

Would you recommend it to others? Yes, it is a great summer staple and it can be worn with flats in a very casual look or with heeled sandals for a dressier approach. I will also be making this in a knit fabric, which you guys all know I love!












58 comments:

  1. love the jumpsuit, nice colors.

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    1. I love everything you make, you be doing it ! Love you Mimi G:)

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    2. I love everything you make, you be doing up ! Love you Mimi G:)

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    3. Beautiful and classy. Thanks for sharing Mimi. Nothing revealing love it.

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  2. very sexy, I wish you could come to my home :) lol

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  3. Mimi - this is so freaking cute!! I LOVE it! I tried making M6083 (the other jumpsuit) out of knit and the pants just stretched and stretched. I couldn't believe it. Has that ever happened to you with knits? I mostly use rayon blends. I'm going to make this one but I'm sticking to challis for this.

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    1. Thanks Jenny, stretched and stretched? you mean they grew while wearing them? no I have not had that happen. Maybe its the blend you are using?

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  4. I just love it! I need that in my wardrobe!.

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  5. I love this and every single thing you have ever made!!

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  6. Hey Mimi!

    Cute jumpsuit!! Enjoy your week lady!

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  7. You look great! I just ordered some challis material from ML this weekend and also bought this pattern on sale at Joann's this weekend. Question: Your crop gets narrower as you get toward the bottom of the pant. How much did you end up taking in on each side - measuring from the bottom? Hope that question makes since. Thanks.

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    1. I don't remember but I think I narrowed gradually starting at the hip line down to the hem. It was at least a 2" grade on each side.

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  8. I have this pattern too, I am going to try your adjustments and add elastic on the ankles

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  9. Hi MiMi-

    Question?? Do you line challis and if so with what? The ones I have seen at my fabric store is pretty see through. By the way great jumpsuit:)

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    1. No, it depends on the challis (blend) wool, rayon, cotton or manufactured fiber blends. Not all Challis are very thin.

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  10. That jumpsuit makes for an EASY BREEZY day, adorbs!!! as always. Your dimples are so cute, lol. It is my goal to sew 3 garments this summer, my first attempt since high school. Love & Blessings <3

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  11. U look fabulous.Love the jumpsuit out to make me one..

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  12. Mimi,
    I bought this pattern over the weekend!! I love the alterations you made and the fabric you used! I can't wait to make this in red or royal blue or both! Thanks for sharing so quickly!

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  13. Flawless as usual!!! I am so into jumpers right now!!!

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  14. awesome patern :)

    http://fashiontalkwithdaca.blogspot.com/2014/05/omc-hair-world-2014-frankfurt-iz-mog.html

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  15. I love the "MimiG" touch that you put on it! Also love the fabric choice. Thanks for sharing....also Mimi do you usually wash your Challis and rayon fabrics prior to sewing them? I've had them shrink some when I've wash n' dried in the past. Thanks again. blessings!

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    1. I wash all my fabric before sewing unless they are dry clean only. I have not had any issues with my Challis shrinking any more than normal.

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  16. how much is this ???? I am interested in purchasing this..

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    1. This is not for sale. DIY means Do It Yourself ;-)

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  17. Gorgeous! That fabric makes it. I want one now!

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  18. Love the jumpsuit, you have no ideal how you have inspired me. You take any type of fabric and prints and make it work I love it. You have given me so many ideals to use the fabrics that I have here, still does not keep me from buying more.

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  19. Hey Mimi. I love this jumpsuit! I have been reading that Challis is not easy you have to wash it 3 times. For bleeding and shrinkage. Is this correct?

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    1. I wash all my fabric ONCE before sewing unless they are dry clean only. I have not had any issues with my Challis shrinking abnormally or the color bleeding. It all depends on the type/quality of Challis you buy ;-)

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  20. Fab jumpsuit! Will you be selling this piece?

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    1. Thank you and no this is not for sale.

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  21. Oh this so cute ..I want no make my own but how do I order the patten?Am in Cape Town,South Africa.
    Please assist Doll.I know you might know ..Luniko.

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  22. Hi, my name is Michele. Today I happened to be on my fb account and a post of you with this jumpsuit came up. I know nothing about you but from all the above comments I gathered that you are a seamstress. I love the jumpsuit and would like to try and make it......but here's the thing.... I have absolutely no sewing experience. Ironically, I do own a sewing machine....nothing fancy or expensive, but it works. Is this jumpsuit something that I can try as a first timer and this material you call "challis" is easy enough for me to use without messing it up. Am I asking for Challis or challis blend material? If a blend, what type am I asking for and is this material pricey? Based on the comments it seems you make all of if not most of your clothing...and do fabulous work. I will visit your site to look at your work. Thank you for taking the time to respond. Be Blessed

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  23. Ok, Ms Mimi, your blog is getting too big. You need a 'SEARCH' button. Pleaseeeeee!

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  24. You're a beautiful woman, and the outfit is lovely

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  25. Hi Mimi
    Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us, I just adore you and you style. You have truly inspired me to learn how to sew.I do have a question, is there a sewing machine that you would recommend for someone just starting out.

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  26. Hi Mimi do you have classes held in NYC? I would like to learn.

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  27. So darn cute! Looks really fun to wear too.

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  28. This here is just fabulous. So flirty and fun. I have this pattern and can't wait to try it out, but I LOVE the modifications you made.

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Thank you for taking time to comment ;-)

xoxo
mimi g.