Sam's faux jumpsuit

We've started a little project with guest posts on our blog as a way to showcase a variety of bodies in our Muna and Broad patterns.

Today we're thrilled to welcome Sam of @whatsammade to the Muna and Broad blog for our second ever guest blog post! Sam was keen to make a faux-jumpsuit with our Willandra Pants and our Nullarbor Cami, patterns, which we thought was a great idea!

 

Fabric for your Willandra

This gorgeous rayon crepe with abstract shapes which Sam used is available at Blackbird Fabrics. If you're on the hunt for fabrics for your faux-jumpsuit then this architecture-print viscose twill, this textured pine-coloured cupro (see Leila's Willandra Pants in this fabric here), cracked egg or abstract leopard ecovero fabric, this chartreuse tencel twill, or this navy tencel twill (check out Gillian's Muna and Broad jumpsuit here) would all be great choices!

 

Nullarbor and Willandra Faux-Jumpsuit

Ever get an idea in your head that literally just won’t let you live your life… well… until you succumb to the need and desire to fulfill the dream? Maybe it’s just me. I sewed this combo during Willandra Pants week which is basically in honor of how much Jess loves the pant pattern.

My measurements are full bust: 44.5”, waist: 40”, hips: 48”. I sewed the pants in a size iii and added 3” of length and the Nullarbor cami in size iii and removed the bust dart. I used rayon crepe from Blackbird fabrics.

I wanted to sew a jumpsuit for ease of dressing and so that I don’t have to think about what things to wear together but then I realized that I wanted to have the option of mixing and matching my cami or pants with other things. A faux jumpsuit was really the only way to make my dreams come to fruition.

For the top, the fit is really good. Next time, I’d shorten the straps a bit. I would say that I’d size down but this one wasn’t as easy as I wanted it to be to get over my head. Not quite at the point where I’m having nightmares about being stuck in a dressing room unable to get myself out of an item, though, so that’s good.




For the pants, next time I’d only add two inches of length. I’m a fan of ankle length pants. I also would sew the pocket opening so that it’s a little larger. These pockets are amazing. I literally gasped when I saw the magical construction. That being said, I can’t squeeze my Kindle through the opening even though it could fit quite comfortably in the pocket.

 

To find out more about our Willandra Pants, the recommended fabric and more, check out the pattern page here.

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