Vogue 1249 - Mark & James by Badgley Mischka Strapless Jumpsuit

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Project Details:

Pattern: Vogue 1249 - Mark & James by Badgley Mischka

Pattern Sizing: 6-20, I cut the size 16.

Description: Close-fittting (through bustline), partially interfaced, lined jumpsuit has back invisible zipper.

Did it look like the pattern envelope once you were done sewing it? I think it's identical!

Fabric: Matte Jersey

Lining: Stretch mesh

Where the instructions easy to follow? The instructions were pretty average. If you have experience boning a strapless bodice and making pants, then you'll breeze right through the construction.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love that this was a great strapless jumpsuit. I've been loving jumpsuits for a couple of years now, so I'm glad Vogue released this pattern. Also, I'm a fan of Badgley Mischka! Here's the RTW version:

Pattern alterations or design changes you made: I lengthened the bodice pieces by 1". I made a 1/2" FBA. And I added 3" to the pants length. I also added grosgrain as a facing.








Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may sew this again in the future in black and probably without the ruffle. I know jumpsuits can be somewhat "controversial", but if you have enough panache to wear one then this is a great pattern that produces a "couture-like" jumpsuit.

***My Personal fabric recommendation - I think this jumpsuit would only be comfortable to wear in a fabric with stretch. If you decide to make this in a woven, just make sure it's one with stretch.

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36 comments

  1. *shaking my head in awe* You have such beautiful fashion taste + your work is always immaculate.

    &If you don't model already, you really should!

    xo,
    raven

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  2. ::singing:: "ain't nobody dope as me I'm just so fresh and clean...". Now you walk in.... Can't you picture it?

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  3. I second Raven! You always make such beautiful things and often out of patterns I would have flipped right by. Great work!

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  4. Fantastic! I fell in love with this pattern too!

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  5. So stunningly fashionable! You look spectacular!

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  6. You are such an sewing inspiration!
    The jumpsuit looks amazing!

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  7. Gorgeous love the white!

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  8. Great job. This one is on the list too. You make me wanna skip the schoolwork and easter dresses and jump onto the jumper. LOVE IT!

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  9. This is so on point! It fit perfectly and love the crisp white.

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  10. This pattern was just made for you, you look amazing!

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  11. You look great! I didn't like jumpsuits before b/c when I saw them in magazine they looked sloppy. But now I see that they weren't styled well (also I think that jumpsuits don't look good on the ultra skinny body type).

    You really have such a good eye. Can't wait to see what you do with the Plisse' fabric.

    P.S. I like seeing the inside of your clothes, hope you include more of those shots. So interesting.

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  12. Wow! I'm impressed, as always - great job! Although I'm in my 40s now - I always "borrowed" my mothers strapless pantsuit in the late 70s. A classic!

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  13. I've just blogged about this jumpsuit. I love it's simplistic, chic style and line but, sadly, I'm just not sure it would suit my round, short-legged figure. Erica you look stunning as always!

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  14. you definitely hit the spot with this one, its beautiful in white.

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  15. This looks so nice on you! You are ready for summer.

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  16. Beautiful! It looks amazing on you:) I think this kind of jumpsuit is classic - fitted bodice and wide leg pants - you look like you belong on vacation in the south of France!

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  17. That's just plain gorgeous! I think to wear a jumpsuit, you have to get an attitude, just as you do when wearing a hat. It looks terrific on you.

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  18. Eu não sou fã de macacões, mas acho que você poderá usar o molde novamente para fazer uma pantalona. A parte da calça ficou incrível!

    (I'm not a fan of jumpsuits, but the trousers part was simply incredible! You could use again the pattern to make a pantalon.)

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  19. SEW gorgeous! You enabled the transformation of the word jumpsuits to stylin' suits!

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  20. This looks modern, young and sexy!

    I follow your blog you quite a while, but haven't commented before.

    You always hit the nail on the head when it comes to choosing styles that flatter your body. I always look forward to see what you have created.

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  21. You look very chic and stylist. Good job!

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  22. Now you know this is a BAD jumpsuit!! And you are rocking it . You styled it oh so well! This will be a showstopper wherever you wear it. I mean - the sewing is just impeccable! It is true - Blacks Girls Rock!

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  23. You look amazing as always!!! Gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

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  24. i'm not normally a fan of jumpsuits, but this looks amazing on you!! love it!

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  25. Closet swap! Woo hoo, I called it first. Just kidding. I love your style. I've been reading your blog for over a year now. You have a great eye for putting outfits together and a great talent for sewing. I love your blog.

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  26. Fabulous! You look stunning. It looks wonderful and fresh and summery in white fabric.

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  27. White is so on trend right now, right up there with jumpsuits. You look fab!

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  28. I have to say that you look gorgeous in anything!! Until I read your reviews, I had no idea that you weren't some tiny little thing. Knowing that you cut a 16 on most clothes lets me know that one can look FABULOUS as long as you pay attention to what looks good on you.

    You definitely know what works for your body and what makes you look like a million bucks!!

    I was over at Carolyn's and her post today made me realize that I should post to compliment your style and your sewing expertise.
    You inspire me to look more closely at patterns and insure that something will look good on me before I make the effort to sew it up. You also make me feel guilty because I don't wear dresses and heels more often, LOL! :)

    I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next.

    Melissa in FL

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  29. It might be nice to post a conversion guide for people. I for Melissa in FL. I am size 4 everything and I cut a 12. The pattern sizing is not the same as store sizing.

    Love it.....considering sewing it. Thanks for the tips. I avoided sewing the white Dk dress because of your commentary.

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  30. Are you suggesting that I post some sort of "conversion guide"?! There is no such thing. You buy patterns based on YOUR measurements.

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  31. I love jumpsuits and yours turned out really gorgeous!

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  32. Jazzy jumpsuit. You look great.

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  33. I'm totally in LOVE with this!!! I love the white, plus I love the fact that its wide legged. OMG!!! You are VERY talented girl. I just found you via Avid Accents on Twitter. Gotta love Twitter. now following you!!! I cant wait to see what you make next!!

    Prissy
    www.rushourfashion.com

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  34. I LOVE this jumpsuit!! Especially the color!

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