Hi sew lover,
How is the sew business going? Okay, so while we are waiting for registrations to begin for our 2018 March-June E-training program(see here to learn all about it) come this February, I’ve decided to indulge in some sewing projects that I think might interest you.
I love jumpsuits! Don’t you? They have this classic appearance that is so appealing that you just want to make all your outfits jumpsuit. But anyway, as always I’m here to show you how you can make any of these pretty jumpsuits. Please note however, that this tutorial is for Intermediate sewists.
If you do not know how to make basic pants/trousers, bodice or even simply jumpsuit, I’ll advice you visit here to download our already existing tutorials on how to make a jumpsuit pattern for beginners.
Now to the main event.
- A basic jumpsuit pattern: Don’t know how to make one? Please click here to download our already existing pattern-making tutorial.
- Pattern papers.
- Body statistics: The body measurement needed are:
- Upper bust distance: Place your measuring tape at your mid-shoulder and measure the distance between your shoulder and your upper bust level.
- Abdomen: This is the distance between your waist level and your hip level. Place your measuring tape at your waist and measure the distance between your waist and hip level. This usually ranges from 5-7 inches.
4. Ruler(Straight, french and hip curve)
5. Pen, Pencil, erasers
- Adjusting the basic jumpsuit block: For this tutorial, you are going to need an already existing jumpsuit block drafted with your body measurements or that of your clients. Don’t know how to do this? Please click here or simply join TheQEffectz Beginner and Intermediate class this session. Registration begins February 28th, 2018.
So, during TheQEffectz August-December 2017 session, the beginners were taught the basic pattern-making blocks. They were further taught that these blocks can be be modified into basically any style or design through various pattern-making methods.
Thus, a basic jumpsuit block is an example of a modified basic block pattern in the sense that it consists of two major blocks we already know; basic bodice and basic pant/trousers.
Therefore, we can adjust this block to get precisely what we want.
So how do we do that?
Adjusting the bodice
We will begin with the bodice. From our photo of interest, you can see that the neckline of our bodice is “V-shaped” but it has what looks like peplum sleeves hanging at the bottom.
Therefore, kindly follow the steps below to adjust your bodice.
Step 1: Mark out your upper bust distance(see requirement on your front bodice.This could be 4-5 inches from the neckline.
Step 2: Measure 2-2.5inches from your new point and mark.
Step 3:From the bottom of your front bodice, measure 4 inches and mark.
Step 4:Then draw a vertical line to join these new points.
Step 5:From the new neck point, using our french curve ruler, draw a curve towards your bust level as shown in the photo below
Step 6: As for the back piece, just simply draw a horizontal line from your bust level to the other end as shown:
Then from the waist line of your front piece, measure your “Abdomen length”(See requirement) and mark.
Step 7: Then using your existing dart line as a guide, draw a slant line towards the other side of your bodice
Step 8: Extend your 2 inches neckline as shown below.
Using it as a guide, draw a slant line from your waist level.
Repeat the process for the side
And of course the back piece.
Adjusting the pant/trousers
From our photo of interest, you’ll noticed that our crotch is a bit longer than a regular pant/trousers. Also, unlike a pencil or tight fitted pants, our pants is loose and free.
See here to learn how to cut and sew pencil trousers for a client.
Therefore, we must adjust for this, by following the steps below:
Step 1: From your crotch level of your jumpsuit pattern, measure 2 inches downwards and mark.
Draw a horizontal line to meet this new point. This will be our new crotch level.
Step 2: Readjust your front and back crotch as shown below by extending it by about 1.5-2 inches
This will cause our pants to become bigger and wider.
And you are done!.
Simply retrace other relevant parts of your pattern like your zip allowances.
And clean off the non-relevant ones. When done, your new adjusted pattern will look like this.
But of course, we can’t cut this out on fabric the way it is.
Therefore, retrace your bodice first on a new pattern pattern. When done, it should look like this:
Front bodice piece
Back bodice pieces
Front trouser pieces
Back trouser pieces.
Our new and adjusted pieces for a strapless/bust jumpsuit. Join us on TheQEffectz Intermediate Class this coming session to learn how to sew one.
Remember that if you have any questions about this tutorial, please feel free to leave your questions on the comment box below and I’ll respond to them as soon as I see them.
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So till next time for more tutorials, kisses!
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