Okay - Here's the second sewing project on our blog since We made a Halloween Costume for a little pug named Vinny!
Vinny would very much like a Christmas costume next, but we decided to make some human clothes first (sorry Vinny)!
A few adjustments were made to the pattern to pander to personal taste. removing the sleeve pattern pieces for a sleeveless look and adjusting the culotte length - making them shorter to make the outfit more casual. Measuring around 12cm and cutting it away from the bottom of both the back and front culotte pieces.
There aren't too many pieces in this pattern which makes it easy to lay out, quick to cut and easy to construct!
As the faux suede fabric we're using is self lined, we didn't need to cut out any of the lining pieces either.
First of all, we stitched together the front bodice and the back bodice pieces, using a walking foot helping to prevent the layers of faux suede from puckering; making sure to snip into the seams to allow the hem to lay flat.
Next is the culottes. The pattern instructs you to sew tucks into the front and back trouser pieces before sewing the trouser pieces together. You must leave the notched areas open at the back of the trousers to allow for the zip to be inserted before attaching the bodice to the trouser.
To insert the concealed zip we changed over from the walking foot to the concealed zip foot - which makes the zip easier to apply with a neater finish.
We decided to accessorise our jumpsuit with a belt!
After measuring, we determined how long we wanted the belt to be - and what depth. We went with 84cm length and 13cm depth (with 1.5cm seam allowance added). We drew this out with tailors chalk onto the fabric folded over and cut around the lines. We then stitched the two pieces together leaving a good sized hole at one end to turn through the belt. Lastly the belt is topstitched sealing the hole shut and giving a neat finish.
Et voilà - Here's the end result!
What did we use?
- Vogue Sewing Pattern V9075
- Faux suede fabric in beige
- Standard / Universal point machine needles - Size 90/14
- Prym KAI Professional Tailor's Shears
- Brother innov-is 1300 Sewing Machine
- General Fitting Concealed Zip Foot
- Brother Walking Foot
- Prym Dressmaking pins
- Gütermann Sew-All Thread
- Concealed Zip 22" / 56cm
- Prym Tailor's Chalk