Review: New Look 6446 | Stripe Tie Waist Culotte Jumpsuit!

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I've been so drawn to nautical stripes this season.  It seems like all of the fabric I touch has navy blue in it.  I was cruising around my local Hancock Fabrics' going out of business sale.  I declared I wouldn't buy a single cut of fabric until it was at least 50% off.  For all of the years I've shopped there that I can remember, I've ALWAYS used their 40% off coupon. So it would make no sense for me to buy fabric with any less reduction.  Especially when I have a Joann Fabrics in the same shopping center with their normal 50% off coupon.  And while I was browsing, I ran across this great vertical stripe shirting fabric.  That's how it was listed.  It's really just a poly crepe-like fabric with an amazing drape.  And it's opaque enough that the bottom didn't require a lining.  So, I snagged several yards.
And while I was in Joann on the same shopping excursion, I happened upon New Look 6446.  It was a marriage in sewing heaven!
The jumpsuit has a bib style front, I love that it has front slanted pockets and a sleek style belt for waist cinching.  I cut the size 14 in the bodice and the size 16 in the pants.  I've noticed throughout the years that New Look patterns run around a size smaller than the Big 4 patterns.  So I knew I had to measure carefully so that I wouldn't end up with hurt feelings and major fabric waste disappointment.
I made sure the prominent stripe print was front and center.  And I cut the front band on the cross grain, to give interest to the design.  And I also made sure the prominent stripes were centered on the shoulder straps.
The jumpsuit has an invisible zipper and the bodice is lined.  I used a stretch lining leftover from this skirt.
The alterations I made were adding 1" to the bodice and 3" to the pants length.  
Styling tip:  Even in this nautical print, this jumpsuit is a great way to stay chic in the city in this on trend style.  I paired mine with white sunglasses, a classic white pump, a silver choker, the of-the-moment must have straw bag.  And I tossed on my navy blue Vogue 1439 jacket, for those chilly air conditioners.  I also plan to wear this with a denim jacket and flat sandals for a casual style.

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  1. That jumpsuit looks stunning on you and I love your choice of fabric! I've been wanting a jumpsuit with culotte trousers for ages but the only one I've found is about £100 from French Connection (so no thanks), I'll be going out and buying this pattern!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! It sews up really fast and think you'll enjoy this one!

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  2. fabulous, about to try culottes today (separates would be better for me as i want a specfic high waist) if mine get to look near as good as yours i will be well happy. fab job

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    1. I need a pair of culotte pants too. I'll be making those soon. So many patterns to choose from! Thans Eimear!

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  3. I really like this pattern, just enough difference in style compared to numerous other jumpsuits. Love the stripe fabric.

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    1. The bodice really sets this one apart from the rest. Thanks Linda!

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  4. So cute! Love the culottes length. And beautifully styled.

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    1. I love for mine to fall at a midi length. Great article in Vogue Patterns Mag! Thanks Manju!

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  5. Love this Erica, so cute!

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  6. This is gorgeous Erica! I'm currently adjusting the By Hand London Flora bodice with plans to use it for a culotte jumpsuit, but it appears the perfect pattern may already be out there...!
    It looks fab on you - might have to try a version out for myself if I ever get past fitting the BHL/culotte mash-up :) x

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    1. Thanks Shauni and good luck working on yours!

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  7. This is the most! I had this pattern and put it back!!! I just couldn't muster up any potential! The pic with the glasses on your head is absolutely beautiful! Great piece. I need to rethink this one.

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    1. Thanks Carol. It was just something about it that really drew me in!

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  8. The fabric choice made this jumpsuit jump off the page...great job as usual Erica:)

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    1. Thanks Lora. It pays to dig through fabric at a store on its way out of business!

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  9. You have such an eye matching fabric to pattern - you always hit it right on the mark and you did so again here. Beautiful jumpsuit!

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  10. I love this jumpsuit on you, fabulous job and great find on the fabric.

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