Another Roberts Jumpsuit from the Marilla Walker pattern, the third item I have made from the pattern and it still won’t be the last – this is absolutely the best pattern I have ever bought! (And I’ve bought A LOT!!) You can buy it from her shop on Etsy.
The fabric is a very soft rayon I bought on Ebay which was a real bargain and I washed it twice just to make sure it was properly pre-shrunk! I love the clouds and the blueness of it (please note my new blue shoes that go very well too!)
The photos are taken in Venice where the lovely Mr took me for my birthday at the beginning of June.
This time, to make it look different I put in a chunky white zip instead of buttons and had to take away the overlap and seam allowance for the button placket. This tested my maths ability for a while but I got my head round it. I also took 1″ out of the crotch length and 2″ off the leg length as I didn’t want these to be turned up. I made it all with the overlocker except the hems and zip, I then top stitched all the seams down.
The zip looks really great but as it is a chunky zip and the rayon is very light weight, it did slightly pull the v-neck down a bit and I was conscious of too much cleavage so I wore a camisole underneath but I’m happy with that. Standing up straight it would be fine but I was worried about what would be on display if I bent forward. I actually wore it to breakfast at our hotel without the camisole and the Mr said it looked fine but I lost my bottle and quickly put a camisole on before going out for the day! It must be a sign of my age because when I was 21 I wouldn’t have cared at all!
It looks like my left leg is a strange shape but it was just a bit breezy! I’m very pleased with this make and I’m sure it will get lots of wear this summer (I’ve already worn it a lot as I made it a month ago).
I would love to hear your comments! Next up Marilla Walker Mercury Trousers ….