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DIY wool jumpsuit

DIY wool jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are one of those pieces of clothing that I never wore prior to sewing.  Not because I didn’t love them, but simply because they NEVER fit me properly.  I’m 5’10 with a long torso, smaller upper body, and larger lower body.  I have never encountered a jumpsuit that didn’t look absolutely ridiculous on me.

So when I started to sew, I knew this was one piece of clothing I would never get tired of making.  I would make it my life’s mission to ensure it fit properly and was long enough to accommodate my frame.

Because I generally piece patterns together to achieve a look, It only made sense to create my own jumpsuit pattern which is what I did with my McCall’s  M7444 pattern and use this as a base for all the jumpsuits in my future.

What makes this jumpsuit even more fantastic, is this wool herringbone suiting from moodfabrics.com it’s made with.  It’s a structured wool with stretch………you can’t get any better than that.  It is truly a beautiful fabric that sews, cuts and irons like a dream.  Because of it’s 2-way stretch, it would also make a beautiful dress or skirt.

The patterns I pieced together to make this jumpsuit was the bodice to Burda 5/2011 #122B with the following pattern alterations:

-Fully faced the bodice

-Double stitched around the cups

-Re-purposed an old fitted bathing suit top with the herringbone suiting (which is what you see peeking out of the top of the bodice)

The pants to McCall’s M7444 with the following pattern alterations:

-Taped together the midriff pattern piece to the pants pattern piece to create a high waisted pant

-Added a 3″ band at the hem

The coat pictured was previously made here




  1. January 8, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    I adore you style.Perfect jumsuit.Well done.

  2. Detra
    January 10, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    Girl…. You need to have a clothing line. You are talented!!!

    • Nikki
      January 10, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you so much Detra.

  3. Venita
    January 11, 2018 / 3:18 am

    The fit is fabulous. You look amazing.

  4. Aisha
    January 11, 2018 / 5:20 am

    Love it

    • Nikki
      January 24, 2018 / 5:29 pm

      Thank you

  5. January 26, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Your store-bought fit problems are the exact same as mine, plus that fact that I am plus size. I always avoided certain outfits because of it but this has given me new wind! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Nikki
      February 5, 2018 / 3:26 am

      Thank you Cierra……..making your clothes eliminates all those problems. I just love it!