Judith is a summery jumpsuit featuring tapered legs; elastic at the waistline and cross over cap sleeves. The pattern is really straight forward and a pleasure to sew. This is the second time I have sewn with Schnittchen patterns. The first was my coco jacket and likewise the instructions come both in English and in German. Over Silke’s blog you will find some helpful step by step photos.
The animal print viscose was a total bargain from Walthamstow market. After two washes still going strong. I am always weary of getting very cheap fabric when I’m uncertain of the quality. I don’t want to put loads of hours in a project to disintegrate after the first wear. You can always ask for a burn test but when shopping in a busy market sometimes isn’t easy to analyse the result as they don’t let you see the ashes.
Adjustments for my body are mainly: dropping the darts (generally solving the waistline position), adding length and removing the back/neck “triangle of gapyneness” (If there is a technical term I would love to know). None of above was needed. Straight out of the envelope.
Now to my style modifications. The pattern features a back zipper. I don’t know about you but the most annoying part of wearing a jumpsuit is getting dressed/undressed. Arm gymnastic to pull/lower the zipper. My solution: Substituted the zipper for a button and loop.
That means the excess fabric concentrates over the stomach. Maybe not universally flattering BUT not bothered. I’m so happy how it feels to wear.
This is so comfortable and carefree. I preferred to sew shorts instead of trousers. Not a modification that comes within the pattern but so easy to achieve. Just remember to add extra width. My favourite feature of the pattern was the sleeves. So pretty and arm sliming. I will be hacking this jumpsuit into tops. I notice these sleeves also features in the Julie dress.
If I could change something would be adding pockets. A girl needs pockets.
Do you call this type of garments playsuits or jumpsuits? I love how the french call it “Combi-shorts”.