Denim is having its moment, again this spring. Head-to-toe denim looks are must-have for this new season. So, I thought I'd jumpstart it with a jumpsuit.
Instead of reaching for something new, I went back and pulled out and old favorite: McCall's 7330.
I'd made this one 2 years ago and I found myself reaching for it so often, that I knew I needed another version in my closet.
This time, I used a 4oz chambray weight denim from Joann. Like my previous jumpsuit, this fabric has no give, so I had to be particular with the sizing and ease.
Per my usual, I lengthened the bodice by an inch. This time, I modified the waist. The instructions would have you gather the bodice and the pants and attach them to stable waistband. I lengthened out my waistband and left the bodice and pants as is. I used the waistband and its facing to create a casing and add elastic. And just like my first one, I used industrial weight snaps instead of buttons.
From wearing my previous version, I found that after a long day's wearing, the waist felt really type. As most humans, throughout the day we bloat! And especially times when I'm on my period, when I have a tendency to gain 5-7 whole-ass pounds of water weight -- that snap at the waist wouldn't hold. So I made sure that this one could be worn at all times.
The other change I made was to still use the same pockets as before, but this time minus the flaps.
And even though this jumpsuit has real cuffs and snaps, I'll probably wear the sleeves rolled up mostly. Especially since the weather is getting warm now.
And btw, have you seen my tutorial for how I sewed the yoke?
I am never here for hand sewing if it can be avoided. And I was never a fan of the "burrito method". So, I wanted to share how I sew the yoke and the yoke facing.
This is my second time wearing this. The first time was last weekend, but I walked out of the house and forgot my camera and sometimes cellphone pictures just don't do a garment justice. But on those occasions when I want to be comfortable and I don't want to give a lot of thought as to what to throw on, this is going to be my new "hero" go-to piece.