Sirocco Jumpsuit Wearable Toile ( Pattern Review)

For a long time, I resisted the temptation to buy this pattern thinking, jumpsuits would not really suit my shape. Then, I ended up on a search for the best jumpsuit pattern for me. After a couple of more or less successful attempts, I found Sirocco* from Deer and Doe Patterns*.

This was the first time, I made a trouser pattern from this patterns company, so I thought it was sensible to start with a wearable muslin.

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Sewing Summary:

Pattern: Sirocco jumpsuit* from Deer and Doe Patterns*: Mock wrap knit jumpsuit with short set-in sleeves and pleated pants. Version A has tapered legs, version B is a romper. 

Sizing: European 34 – 46 paper/PDF 48-52 PDF only

Fabric: Melange Loop Back French Terry* (40% stretch just about got away with it), pattern required a 60% stretch fabric

Notions: 50 cm clear elastic (used to stabilise the pockets)- can be replaced with a strip of interfacing along the seam line.

Modifications: I cut size 40 based on my body measurements. As I made view A (long trouser length) I shortened the length of the trouser by 10 cm to account for my height (1.57m). I left the rest as I was hoping the resulting garment will be wearable.

Instructions: the seam allowance is 1 cm so it’s easy to use the serger/overlocker.

Fit: the jumpsuit once on, fits well. The only issue I have with the wearable muslin is that the front rise is too long for me. On my next version of this pattern, I will take about 1.5 cm (which will not prove to be enough).

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

Watch out for: It is important to keep the fabric choice to a 60% stretch. I barely got away with using a 40% stretch

Make Again?: Definitely, I think this pattern will become a TNT (tested and tried) pattern for me that I will make again and again once the front rise is shortened by my estimate by 2 cm.

Although it has some fit issues and I struggle a little to put it on and take it of, due to me using a fabric that does not have quite the 60% stretch as the pattern calls for, I do enjoy this jumpsuit as it is very comfy to wear and looks better than the usual slacks I tend to wear in the house. I am not yet sure if I will have the courage to wear it outside my home as the crotch issue makes me apprehensive.


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