Review: McCall's 7872 - Sequined Jumpsuit!

12:00 AM

I'm officially feeling like it's 2019. Every year, I tend to take the entire month of January to acclimate to the new year. All of those goals and new year resolutions kind of stay shelved until February. I guess that's just how I'm wired. I feel like I'm coming out of my seasonal funk... the one that makes me want to cuddle up with a good book (I've been reading A LOT - find me on and great wine. I've also been binge watching shows and I'm currently rewatching "Game of Thrones" before the new season starts. It's amazing how much more cohesive the stories flow when you're watching everything back to back. So now, I have that "I'm ready to roll" feeling. I'm going to attribute it to the days being a little longer now, and it's not dark at 4 pm!
McCall's 7872 - Sequined Jumpsuit - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I was due for another jumpsuit in my collection. It's been months since I've made one. So I needed a fix. This one is McCall's 7872
McCall's 7872 - Sequined Jumpsuit - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
As with any jumpsuit, there are a number of alterations I have to make to the pattern. And this one was no different. There will never come a day that I can wear a jumpsuit sewn right out of the envelope. Here are my alterations:
McCall's 7872 - Pattern Alterations - Erica Bunker DIY Style!

McCall's 7872 - Sequined Jumpsuit - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My fabric for this jumpsuit is Dusty Pink Salmon Mermaid Sequins sent to me from Stylish Fabric. This was my first time ever "tailoring" sequined fabric. But the first thing I knew is that I would need a lining.
McCall's 7872 - Bodice - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
The bodice has pleated details at the shoulders and cut in sleeves.
McCall's 7872 - Bodice Lining - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
McCall's 7872 - Sequined Jumpsuit - Erica Bunker DIY Style!

The pants have pleats in the front and pockets.
I was really concerned with whether or not the  pockets would lay flat. That's why I made the half an inch full tummy alteration. I didn't want them pulling.
Here's the pocket after I'd sewn the side and the facing onto the lining.
And it also has a fly front zipper. This is my first time ever installing a zipper like this into sequins.
The bodice was meant to not have any closures. That wasn't going to work for me and my D cups. So I added a couple of hook and eyes.
If I hadn't, this wouldn't have even been wearable.
Even though I added 3 inches to the length of the pants, I could've gone a little longer. So I opted to just leave the hem raw. I think that gives the pants a lighter and cleaner finish.

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  1. Can I ask, how did you realize that you need to make all those adjustments? The length is clear, one only needs to measure the paper pattern, but the others? Did you make a muslin, do you always make the same alterations with this brand or can you tell from measuring the pattern as well?

    1. Because I ALWAYS have to make these adjustments. I’ve been sewing for a long time.

  2. Ms. E!!!!! Gurl you really knocked it out the box with this one!!!! This jumpsuit has
    Gucci written all over it!!!!, yea you're definitely Gucci, I love it!!!!!

  3. look Amazing in this unique jumpsuit!! Inspiration overload. . .

  4. Mahhhhhvalous! :)

    This is really quite beautiful!

  5. I don't particularly like sequins, but, on this jumpsuit, I say let's do this! Great job, as only you can do!

    Kimberly Wilked

  6. Never would I have thought to make a sequined jumpsuit, but when you make one, it looks as though they're all supposed to be made with sequins. Your style-intuition fever fails to impress me!

  7. Ah-mayyyyyy-zing!!!! Love, love, love!!!

  8. OMG_ that jumpsuit, & you, are AMAZING!! I love the in-your-face glamorous-ness of the jumpsuit, & you look so fabulous in it


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