I love jumpsuits, that's no secret. But as of late, I've been adding color to my wardrobe. And this gorgeous Poppy Abstract Stretch Viscose Jersey from Mood Fabrics.com screamed to me to become a printed jumpsuit.
For my jumpsuit, I used Simplicity 1158, view B. I cut the size 12. I lengthened the bodice by an inch. And I lengthened the inseam by 5". When wearing heels, I like a 36" inseam.
The Simplicity instructions were perfect. I have no complaints. The construction and style is very similar to a RTW jumpsuit.
But the only thing I found that I needed to adjust was the armhole. Mine was a little too low, with my bra peeking out and I had a little bit of gaping. I took mine in.
The neck tie is pretty much lost in the print, but it is a cute detail. And the wrap effect back is perfectly drafted to keep my strapless bra appropriately covered.
This is a great pattern which produces a garment that is both appropriate for day or night. I love the elongating wide-leg silhouette. I went back and forth with myself on whether or not to make the self-belt or to add a RTW belt. I went with the sash. It's great and waist defining. And since it's not attached to the jumpsuit, a RTW belt can always be substituted.
Sewing Tip! Even though this is a jersey garment, I still interfaced my 1.25" hem. It gives the hem weight and ensures that the garment will hang properly to the ground.
Style tip: With a garment as heavily printed as this one and with a high neck to boot, there really is no point of a necklace. It would just get lost in the print. I accessorized with large filigree gold earrings and bold bracelets. I carried my current favorite summer wicker pineapple clutch and punctuated with a white pump.