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Pattern Reviews> McCall's> 6083 - Jumpsuit (Misses' Jumpsuit In 3 Lengths)

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Posted on:7/4/10 11:02 PM
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1SewSweet said... (7/6/10 6:36 AM) Reply
Hi your top and what a great save of that beautiful fabric! So glad you didn't give up and ended up with something so beautiful...that's the mark of a great future sewing Diva!
Levone said... (7/5/10 6:22 PM) Reply
Your salvaged tube top turned out to be very cute! I love the color.
Handmade by Carla said... (7/5/10 12:30 PM) Reply
Thanks, Susie. Your response is very helpful. I did exactly what you suggested when I tried it on (pulled up the waist area to adjust the crotch). I think I'll try this one again now that I'm not going into this blindfolded. I definitely think the stretch fabric contributed to this issue.
susiestitcher said... (7/5/10 7:19 AM) Reply
Your top is really cute and I am so glad your salvaged something. I agree with sewsewboy. If your jumpsuit crotch is hanging below your actual crotch, you need to shorten the whole pant section between your waistline and your crotch. Envision trying on your jumpsuit and pulling up the waist area until the crotch hit you where you wanted. You would have all the extra fabric pulled up above your waist. That is the place where you would want to remove the fabric, so you would actually shorten the length of the jumpsuit between the waistline and the crotch point. On a pattern, you would fold out the needed amount before cutting. In a jumpsuit that is already cut out, you would have to cut off the extra amount at the waistline seam to shorten it and then make any adjustments for the hipline shaping, pockets, etc. For your next jumpsuit, try to tissue fit at the very least, so you can get an idea of where the crotch will be placed. Also, when you use a really stretchy fabric, the crotch may hang lower due to the stretch in the fabric, so you really cannot assume that the next jumpsuit will hang as low as this last one. Just test things out a bit and you will have more success at getting the cute jumpsuit you want. Good luck.
Handmade by Carla said... (7/5/10 2:10 AM) Reply
Thanks for the great tips! I had a feeling the crotch drama could have been avoided. I may try it again after I try a similar Simplicity jumpsuit pattern. I'll look at the pants pattern again and try the tissue fitting. Do you remember how long ago you saw the jumpsuit pattern in Burda?
sewsewboy said... (7/5/10 0:48 AM) Reply
Like your tube top.The color is really good with your skin tone. Sorry that the Jumper didn't work out. It may have been avoided. You took it IN or SHORTENED it throught the rise/seat. My sister had me make her one a while back and we sort of tissue fitted the pattern. The crotch was evident. It was hanging like 4 inches below her actual crotch. Folded UP the tissue across the hipline til it hit a spot that we agreed was right. I either make muslins or tissue fit to prevent major issues. As for the Vintage patterns you are trying next. Easy to widen the legs. Lay out the pattern tissue and slide craft paper undereneath it. Then redraw the pant leg to the desired width basically starting the new line from the width of the hipline straight down. That should be easy. If not, look through Threads Magazines websites. I remember an article on altering patterns. That'll help. Keep up the sewing efforts. Burda had a cute Jumpsuit pattern. You may want to try that one. It was in their Young Fashion section. Good luck.
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