I love the back seam details.
'Settee' washed linen.
Other fabrics we think would work nicely include any other of our washed or heavier linens, for example this mid-weight charcoal:
cotton crossweave which we have in five colours:
new mid-weight chambray:
PATTERN: Marilla Walker 'Roberts Collection' jumpsuit (View A)
FABRIC: home-dyed calico
SIZE: 4 (pattern goes from sizes 1 - 8, fitting bust 31 - 49 inches, hips 34 - 51 inches)
ALTERATIONS: None, the measurements given seem very accurate and the loose fit is forgiving.
- The pattern came together really well and the instructions were great. Perhaps not a project for the complete beginner but anyone with a little experience should have no troubles.
- Marilla has you fell almost all the seams which makes for an attractive and strong finish, and she shows three different ways to achieve this.
- The neckline and button placket facing is all-in-one and topstitched down which makes for a great, neat finish with no annoying flappy facings.
- I would recommend sewing this jumpsuit with a polyester thread for strength. I used cotton in order to be able to dye it later and have already had to make a small repair to a 'stressed' seam.
- I'm only 5'3" (163cm) and I think this fits me pretty well, so tall people may want to add length at the 'lengthen/shorten' lines which are clearly marked.
- It's remarkably easy to iron since the whole garment lies more-or-less flat, and has the aforementioned topstitched facings. I find easy-to-iron garments have a much higher rotation in my wardrobe!
- It's very bicycle-riding-friendly, hooray.
- Jane & Fiona xx