I absolutely love this jumpsuit! It’s the pattern from Marilla Walker’s Roberts Collection. The pattern collection is really great as it contains a dress (2 length options), Jumpsuit, Dungarees and top all for the price of one pattern – I bought the printed paper pattern and it was £8.40 on Etsy – bargain! I will definitely be making the dungarees and dress, in fact I have just bought some Hugo Boss remnant linen on ebay to make the dress version!
Anyway, back to the jumpsuit. (My son cut my head off!) I used a lovely soft, light weight denim that I bought in Salisbury a month ago. The sizing had me at a size 5 bust and size 4 waist and hip, as the pattern is designed to be slightly over-sized, I graded down to the size 4 at the waist and hip as I didn’t want it to be massively big. It is a great fit and really comfortable and it has pockets – love POCKETS!!
I love the back view, I think that fact that the waist band doesn’t go round the back makes it much more flattering and I’m really pleased that my inverted V at the back meets almost perfectly!
It’s the first time I have done flat felled seams and I did that on ALL the freaking seams!! It was worth it though as the top stitching sits better and has less bulk. I love the buttons too …
The length is quite long but it means the hem can roll three times which allows the hem edge to be unseen – fussy I know but I like that detail!
I have worn this out to three different occasions since making it and have received lots of compliments so I think that makes it a winner! I am wearing it now in our Spring weather with a long sleeved t-shirt and I will wear it through the summer without which makes it very practical. It is my best make yet and I am so pleased with it – Marilla Walker is a great pattern designer!
P.S These opinions are my own and I have no affiliation with Marilla Walker, I just think she’s fab!