Butterick 6691 Jumpsuit!

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Butterick 6691 Jumpsuit - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I haven't made a jumpsuit in quite some time. The one-piece wonders have been one of my favorite closet staples for years. They fill in the gap for me when I could wear a dress, but I really don't want to wear a dress. You feel me?
Butterick 6691 Jumpsuit - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
This jumpsuit is Butterick 6691. I liked that it is designed for a silk type fabric instead of a knit. And I found this perfect silky leaf print fabric at Jo-Ann.
Butterick 6691 Jumpsuit - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
I made my normal alterations that I would make for a jumpsuit. I lengthened the bodice by an inch. I modified it to accommodate spaghetti straps because I didn't like the look of the wide straps. 
Here is the inside...
I brought the top of the bodice to sharp point...
And I made the same modification to the facing. I drafted my shoulder straps 17" x 1 1/4" and cut them on the bias.
I sewed the jumpsuit using French seams.
Butterick 6691 Jumpsuit - Erica Bunker DIY Style!
My bodice lengthening alteration gave the perfect amount of length to make the the bodice blousey enough that it would cover the elastic waist. 
I made a full seat adjustment. This has become an alteration that I just can't skip on pants. It keeps them from dipping down at the center back.
I lengthened the pants by 5", because even the full-length view were pretty short.
I love this jumpsuit and I hope I get around to making a couple more iterations in solid colors too.

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18 comments

  1. Jumpsuits are the cure all solution to what to wear when you are indecisive. And accommodating to any occasion. Well done. It is very flattering on you.

    Kimberly Wilkes

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  2. Such a fabulous look, the alteration to point is a great touch.

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  3. Love it Ms. Erica! Always learn something from you!

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  4. It looks wonderful!

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  5. You do know what you look good in. This is really perfect for a hot southern summer.

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  6. Very nice jumpsuit! Love the use of the french seams...makes everything look neater

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    1. They can be tedious, but the finish looks so good. Thanks so much!

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  7. Beautiful designer piece! Wish I could sew 10 % as well as you do.

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  8. Yes! I'm totally on board with jumpsuits right now. I just bought this pattern myself. You have inspired me to choose some fabric already and get it made!

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    1. Awesome! Jumpsuits are everything! Thanks JL!

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  9. So beautifully done! It looks perfectly fitted and very classy.
    Awesome creation!

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