I had this floral fabric sitting around forever, so I decided not to buy more fabric and instead–use what I have! Annnd, I decided to make a fun jumpsuit!
Pattern: New Look 6373 View A/B (B for the straps, A for everything else)
- Floral polyester fabric
- General: I cut out a size 8 bust and a size 12 waist/hip. I am what you call pear-shaped. 🙂
- Bust/Shoulders: The smallest bust size is 31.5 inches, which is 2 inches too big for me. It really is a bummer when I need to do a small bust adjustment because the smallest size doesn’t fit me. However, since this isn’t a fully fitted garment, I decided to play with things a bit… since I normally have to adjust the shoulders (as I have narrow shoulders), I took off 1/2″ off the center and back seams. I have no idea if this will work, but I’m willing to give it a try, especially on this leftover fabric. This means I had to take 1/2″ off the front/back bodice pieces, flounce pieces and facing pieces.
- Bodice length: As per usual, I took off 2″ off the length of the bodice. Thankfully the pattern indicated where to adjust the length. Since the pattern called for a 16.25 inch back and my measurement sits at around 14 inches, I just took off 2 inches.
- Pant length: I’m not confident about my leg measurements, so I’ve decided to simply cut out the pattern without modifications and then later hem to the appropriate length.