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.