FINISHED! A clean and natural jumpsuit!

Jumpsuits have been on my watch list for a little while now. DebbieChristine (I challenge anyone to find a person who has made more jumpsuits than Christine!) and Rosie  have been subjected to many a jumpsuit tagged with their names on instagram.  #operationjumpsuit became almost my number one occupation.  It's a well worn story now that I originally bought the Japanese pattern book  'Clean and Natural' because of the 'all in one' in it.  I hesitated making it up because I wanted sleeves so continued to look at other patterns.  I quite like a button down jumpsuit but I often came back to the simplicity of this particular design.
Over the Easter break I finally had an 'ah ha' moment and decided to combine my two loves in Clean and Natural: the peplum top and the jumpsuit. I just can't stop with the dropped sleeve and high neck look of that peplum top. I had a whole stash of lush chambray in my stash that I'd bought from Addicted to Fabric for exactly this outfit so my perfect jumpsuit was born.
There was a bit of hacking with the top I'll admit but nothing that was particularly troublesome. It was just a matter of angling the sides in more so that there wasn't gathering required. I did put in two darts as per the original design.  Otherwise, it is basically out of the box pattern with about 3/4 inch taken off the top of the pants so they weren't quite so 'high pants'. The legs are as per the pattern so again, if you are taller than 5'2" - extend them!  I however am quite taken with the tapered crop style of these.  
The original design has elastic only at the back but after trying both options decided on elastic all the way around for a bit more 'definition'.  The back is closed with an invisible zip.  The sleeves were originally going to have elastic in the wrists, but after trying it on so many times with the sleeves rolled up this style really grew on me and I can imagine wearing it with a skivvy underneath as the weather turns even cooler.

I completely love  this make.  It is so fun to wear and goes great with my gorgeous vintage Liberty of London scarf that I received last year from the ever generous Jen. This is going to be a go to Autumn outfit for sure.  Warning - there will be more jumpsuits and in fact I bought some new Liberty the other day and when it arrived I felt like it would be perfect for another one of these jumpsuits with slightly adjusted sleeves.  Seasonally inappropriate perhaps, but yes, destined to be another jumpsuit!
Do you have a favourite jumpsuit pattern?  Will jumpsuits take off like culottes?

49 comments:

  1. Gah! You kill me with your style! I would look like I was off to service my car if I wore this number. But good lord you look the perfect chic jumpsuit wearer. How do you work this magic?? I expect an in-person modelling when I come for Frocktails. Just perfect!

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  2. PS I have an AWESOME 70'3 jumpsuit pattern I am so tempted to send your way. Think zip front, wide collar awesomeness - the top half resembles a bomber jacket. You would totally rock it!

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  3. You know I probably do look like I'm working in a factory - but I don't care. I love it! I wore it to work yesterday which was COMPLETELY work inappropriate but I was only there for a little while and thought whatever! I just felt in the mood for it. That 70s pattern sounds wild!!

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  4. jen @The Stitcher and GathererApril 17, 2015 at 8:48 PM

    Oh man! So good..SO GOOD! You have totally nailed this. .umber cool and yet totally awesomely practical for a canberra winter...tights and skivvy underneath in awesome colours ;)?? Hey hey!! Xx

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  5. Oh man this is awesome... and that scarf. You're one hell of a stylish woman. I had great success with the peplum pullover (wearing it again today) & plan to hack it into a (silk) dress for Canberra Frocktails.

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  6. You know I keep threatening my husband that one day he'll come home and ill be in a onesie..... I've a fab vintage summery 80's pattern with shoulder gathers that looks like a Bond girl outfit from a Timothy Dalton Bond film that I will one day make just for laughs. I did have to wear a lot of all-in-one overalls at uni and on placement and the memory of droopy crotches (they were men's overalls) is all too fresh so I'm not rushing towards a winter version for me but you look super cute! And I'm loving the fearless pattern hacking!

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  7. You make that look so great! I can't say I'm tempted to make my own though... but i could imagine trying a playsuit in the the summer sometime? Great job!

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  8. Love it! And YES I bet you're right - jumpsuits are the next culottes! And another one of those things (like dungarees) that I would NEVER have considered making/wearing until I saw you do it!

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  9. great outfit!.. Alas jumpsuits won't find their way into my wardrobe.. No way i would put you all through that!.

    Love this look on you though..

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  10. So very cool! It's just you all over. I LOVE the denim look.

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  11. Cute! Looks fab on you. :)

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  12. Yes, yes, yes to jumpsuits, and to this one in particular. I like cropped legs and sleeves! You can wear colourful socks and long-sleeved t-shirts with it in winter! Having made and worn one, my main problem with jumpsuits is the loo! It feels weird and cold to completely undress in the toilet! Recent Burda Style issue features a great jumpsuit pattern, and I may give it a go. Luckily, we enter spring and summer season (as much as you can say it in Ireland). Beware Irish toilets!

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  13. This is something else Kirsty, you look so stylish! I've never considered a jumpsit before, but (like Jo says) just like with culottes & dungarees, you make me think it's possible!

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  14. Oh it's so good!! The all-around elastic waistband looks fantastic; I love how the top blousons. And the length is perfect for showing off shoes. Like Kathryn, you make me think an awesome looking jumpsuit is possible.

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  15. yeah ... you're both stylish and cool - I guess that says it all. This outfit really makes me wanna give jumpsuits a go!

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  16. You pull off this look so well Kirsty! I really like the rolled sleeves. I have made another jumpsuit and after seeing so many cullotes out there, I have purchased two patterns to choose from so I hope they catch on IRL like they have in the blogosphere!

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  17. It is perfect! Particularly with those shoes (that given half a chance I'd rip right off your feet). I do love chambray.

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  18. Thanks Rachel. I was worried that it might look a bit like a factory worker - but in the end I didn't worry!

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  19. Yay to another jumpsuit and 2 culotte patterns I think culottes are definitely everywhere especially now that you are finally into spring!

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  20. You would look so great in a jumpsuit. You would make it so stylish!

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  21. I really tried to get a bit of a blouson top so I'm glad it worked!

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  22. Thanks Kathryn! Jump on board the jumpsuit train! I think I probably only have one more jumpsuit in me - unlike the many culottes I've made!!

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  23. I completely agree re the loo! It does feel so weird to completely undress! I really like the new jumpsuit pattern in Burda and contemplated making that one before settling on this one.

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  24. I wait with baited breath for your jumpsuit!! Did you settle on a culotte pattern?

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  25. Thanks Gillian! Yes a playsuit is perfect for summer!

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  26. I can't wait to see you as a bond girl in your jumpsuit. Before I adjusted the trousers there was quite a bit of droop crotches going on for me as well here!

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  27. I'm so glad you liked that pattern. I'm just completely besotted by it but have to try and drag myself away from it for a while. A hacked silk dress sounds fantastic ! I've still now idea what I'm going to wear for frocktails Canberra.

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  28. Thanks sweets. It's like I had to make the jumpsuit for the scarf!

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  29. Ha! Sorry there are some things that are better unsaid or unworn... Lol

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  30. Really cool and not factory worker at all. I made 3 jumpsuits last year and have at least 4 planned this year. I love them

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  31. Fabric EpiphaniesApril 20, 2015 at 7:56 PM

    This jumpsuit is definitely very you! It is both edgy and a simple style at the same time.

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  32. So very cool. I need to spend more time with you so your frenchy chic vibe rubs off on me a bit more. Jumpsuits are still something I want to try my hand at, and every time you post something like this or your awesome dungarees, I'm a green monster all over again! You look fabulous :)

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  33. Love it! And those shoes are too cool.

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  34. I like the back zip - although I am often a bit nervous that I'm going to break it when I'm taking it off! The colour is more 1. I've got the Liberty fabric ready to go but it's not at all wintery so might need to wait a bit!

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  35. Oh shucks thank you! This jumpsuit has been getting a surprising amount of wear - I've even snuck in two wears to work which is a bit sneaky!

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  36. Who'd have thought that jumpsuits could be so versatile but I think there will be more than one in my wardrobe as well!

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  37. LOVE this style! Is waaaaay groovy, have you worn it much so far? I want to make the Kwik Sew one so bad it makes me cross :(

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  38. I wear it all the time - well at least once a week and if I could get away with wearing every day to work I would!!!

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  39. Absolutely love this Kirsty!

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  40. Oh I hope jump suits take off like culottes! The later look absolutely horrendous for me and I find there aren't enough cute jumpsuit patterns out there to play around with.


    Anyway, this jumpsuit looks fabulous on you- it looks like the perfect outfit to wear out and about running errands: cute and unique and so practical!

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  41. This jumpsuit looks great. Some jumpsuits look too fussy and can end up overwhelming the wearer but this looks perfect on you. Hello from Adelaide. Glad I found your blog.

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  42. I've worn this jumpsuit soooo many times already. I hope you find a perfect jumpsuit pattern for you!

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  43. Great to see you here! Agree, re sometimes being too fussy. I think one with lots of buttons wouldn't suit me at all. This one is getting a load of wear.

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