Are you all shocked that this isn’t a dress or even a skirt!? Well you can thank Liz from Sew Busy Lizzy for this one. After chatting on Instagram about this Newlook 6446 pattern….with me lamenting that here in Canada we can no longer purchase Simplicity/Newlook patterns….Liz generously offered to send me a copy! Girl…you’re so nice!
I knew I would be making something suitable for summer with this pattern and when I found this striped yarn dyed cotton, I knew it would be a great pattern and fabric pairing.
Check out the stripe matching and totally symmetrical darts. I worked hard for those small details! (pats self on back) I did an honest to goodness happy dance in my sewing room with each stripe match and pretty dart!
I am always surprised at how quickly pants go together…I don’t know why I am always afraid to make them. This pattern came together quite easily and I made it exactly as per the pattern (view C). After trying it on for fit, I did make one small alteration to the neckline. I found that it didn’t lay flat across my chest, indicating that the square neckline was a bit too wide for me so I moved each strap in towards the center by .5 inch and scooped out the armscye and band accordingly.
I have worn this playsuit quite a few times already and I’m contemplating making the dress version. I still want to sew for summer but I am seeing the fall/winter fabrics show up in-store and I’m fighting the urge to sew for fall. Sometimes I feel so rushed into the next season by retail…whatever happened to stopping to smell the roses or the current season….???
Realistically, I SHOULD be able to wear my summer clothes well in to September and I plan to do just that. Saving my fall makes for when it is actually cool enough to enjoy wearing them but I probably jinxed myself and now we will have the coldest September on record!!
I love the stripe! An you should be patting yourself on the back – truly great stripe matching. I’ve made this pattern too, and lament the loss of Simplicity & New Look in Canada. I think I ordered this pattern when pattern review was having a sale. A couple of dollars more than a bmv sale, but still a reasonable price. I hope you enjoy some summer yet – it’s only just August after all!
This is so cute Margo! And YES! I’m totally geeking out over your stripes…well done!!
Eep…fall fabrics in store now? I’ve been mainly drawing from my stash recently and have been avoiding the stores.
I’ve also been madly sewing pants…FINALLY! I used to sew pants all the time, but as my body changed I found myself taking the easier route and making more dresses!
Thank you Sue!! Heavens knows I SHOULD be sewing from my stash!!
This is a great jumpsuit and your stripe matching is very impressive. Anytime you need a pattern let me know, I would be happy to send them to you
Awww so sweet of you Lori!! Thanks!
I want to applaud the stripe match also! This is such a cute pattern on you and I can understand why you want to make the dress. I understand how you feel about fall sewing but I’m determined to sew summer through September. Whatever we make for fall we will have to wait until October to wear anyway. So Imma keep sewing summer and I hope you will too.
It’s true! I won’t be actually wearing fall until October anyway. Thanks Carolyn!
What a nice summer playsuit!
Thank you Kathy!
This is absolutely lovely! I’ve made the dress version of this pattern but you’ve convinced me that I could give the play suit a go – it looks so classy on you. X
Thanks Jane! I must go check out your dress…I think it’s a sweet little dress as well.
What a perfect summer outfit- love your jumpsuit! That stripe is great and your pattern matching is perfect! Well done!
Thank you Rebecca!
Beautiful job on the stipe matching for sure!! A happy dance was deserved.
Even small victories deserve to be celebrated!! Thanks Melinda!
These are gorgeous, so fresh! I’m also feeling the need to think of sewing for the coming season, but luckily I still have a (long) list of summer goodies to get through! But I’m thinking of a new coat…
Oh…I love coats. I’m trying so hard to NOT make one this year. I’ll have to live vicariously through everyone else. Thanks Anne!!
Wow, your pattern matching is on point! I’m seriously impressed! And the playsuit is adorable too. I bet you could wear this into fall with a simple blouse underneath it. And if you made it in a fall fabric, you could easily do the same with a dress!
I vote yes to the dress!
You’re so right Saki! A dress in a fall fabric would be cute. Thanks!
It’s beautiful. Yes, great job matching those stripes! And you should definitely not be afraid of making pants because you look great in them and they fit you beautifully.
Thank you Tomasa!!
Oh this is stunning! I love the colours you sew with, and this is no exception. A perfect use of this pattern and fabric!
I have worn it so much already this summer…a sure sign that it’s comfortable too! Thanks!
It’s not very often that a jumpsuit catches my eye to the extent that this one has – it really is just gorgeous. The stripe matching at the back is just the icing on the cake 🙂
There it is! Its beautiful Margo! Amazing how fabric can inspire such similar patterns!