Wednesday, July 13, 2016

An SFD (Surefit Designs ) Jumpsuit

It seems jumpsuits are in for the long run. I made this one late last summer and it's such a fun piece to wear. I love it.

As it happens , at the end of July is my 50th High School reunion. I'm on the planning committee and if no one showed up, I'd still call it a success because it's been so much fun organizing the events.
Friday night the 29th is Meet and Greet night which my husband and I are hosting.

I wanted something really fun, sporty but special so I designed a jumpsuit using my SFD sloper together with my Silhouette Patterns yoga pant turned into palazzo pants.

Here's my drawing

and here's the jumpsuit. ( I love it !).

I'm so happy with how it turned out. The fit is just about perfect and I love the cut of the bottom.(pant) I used my beloved Milano rayon knit from Fabricville and it is just the right weight for this garment,

How did I make the top you might want to know ?
I simply closed the bust dart on a copy of my sloper and opened it in the shoulder area.

I also  added about an inch more to the width of the shoulder and then gathered it to fit an extended back shoulder.


 As you see in this pic I also added to the width of the bodice and drew a V neckline.I had originally planned on adding a wing collar but I felt that might make it too warm to wear on a hot July night.

I wanted the bodice to blouson a little so I added an extra inch at the waist. I had intended to sew open end darts in my original plan but that didn't work out. I added elastic to the waist and button closures to the bodice.

I managed to achieve a really good fit , thanks to my SFD sloper. As for the bottom, I've written several times about Silhouette Patterns 3400 yoga pant and what a flattering fit I get .

I'm very happy with my jumpsuit. It feels very elegant on and I think it's just the right garment for this important occasion.

I also made Jessica a jumpsuit yesterday by using her SFD sloper and  her Sil. Patterns yoga pant 
pattern. Hers is more fitted through the hips and less wide through the legs. I used the same method of closing the bust dart, opening at the shoulder and gathering to fit the back shoulder but rather than widening the shoulder I narrowed it.  I felt this was more suited to a young girl's shape. She loved it
and I needn't have worried that it wouldn't fit her because it really did! 

I love Surefit Designs! I even bought the children's kit and am busy using it to make four matching (sort of ) little girl dresses for my four little grand-daughters. It's so much fun !!! I'll be showing those next month after my son comes home with riley and poppy.

Next time , I want to show you the dress I made for the dinner and Dance evening of my reunion. It's really pretty, I think . So please come back to see.
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Bonnie @ said...

Wow! That is just gorgeous! The fit is perfect and it looks great on you! Great job!

Sharon said...

You look very stylish for the hosting of your school reunion.

Gail said...

I really love the black jumpsuit. It really is a garment that will take you anywhere and very high on my summer sewing list.

Anonymous said...

That looks amazing! You did such a great job! And 50th reunion? I'd never guess. You're doing something right!

Linda T said...

Perfect outfit! You look fantastic!

Coco said...

Amazing. I think jumpsuits are a challenge to fit and you succeeded on both your versions. You look lovely! and will knock them out at your reunion. Have a blast!

Glenda Sparling said...

Both you and your daughter look absolutely great in your jumpsuits! I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying using Sure-Fit Designs.

Glenda Sparling said...

Oops, I forgot to ask...May I use your finished photos in the Sure-Fit Designs Gallery and/or show them to our Facebook group? I'd love to show off your jumpsuits.

sewingkm said...

This is such an elegant, well-fitting jumpsuit. You'll 'knock em dead' at the reunion which I am also celebrating this September (50 years). Karen

Anne Scanapcio said...

I also think it is difficult to get a good fit on jumpsuits. Did you eliminate the waistband to the yoga pants? And raise it to the waist to connect to the top? I love my SIL Yoga pants too. How much did you add to make your yoga pants wider, and where did you start the addition, at the thigh or knee. You both look so cute.

Joyree said...

That is an AWESOME shape and style for you. I look good in that also. Used to have a bright orange one years ago, and I wore a pretty gold metal belt with it, much like yours. I don't like all the fiddling you have to do with a jumpsuit and how it all falls to the floor when you have to visit the ladies' room, but I love the look.
Hugs, Joy

Vicki said...

Nice work! Both are perfect.

Sarah Liz said...

What a smart jumpsuit - it looks fantastic on you. I'm glad you are having success with SFD - I have yet to trial mine, so it is wonderful to see the work of someone who has mastered the system.

Irene said...

You look fabulous! What an elegant jumpsuit!

Ann Brodsky said...

Gorgeous! And I agree- this is perfect for a reunion- you'll be comfortable and chic at the same time. Have a great time!