Saturday, January 23, 2016

Roberts Collection Jumpsuit

Hey-o! Who's got jumpsuit fever?*


I've been intrigued by Marilla Walker's Roberts collection jumpsuit since the pattern was released. I eased my way into the pattern by making just the top (see here), and then went full out by sewing up the jumpsuit next. A little Insta-peer pressure didn't hurt, either!


Even though the jumpsuit I made a few months ago has been a runaway (albeit surprise) success for me (I wear that comfy sucker all the time!), I wanted to delve deeper into the world of the onesie.


My first foray into the world of the jumpsuit was more in my style comfort zone: wide-legged pants and higher, nipped-in waist. The Roberts jumpsuit's lower waist and pleated, pegged pants made me nervous... and yet extremely curious!


I think I like it! It'll take more getting used to, particularly the lower, almost-drop waist and the generally loose fit around the body. The Roberts is not a jumpsuit for highlighting your tiny waist (not that mine is tiny... in fact, I worry a bit that the jumpsuit's waistline is cutting me right across one of my problem areas).


But do I care that it might not be particularly flattering? Nope. The comfort level is super high and I like feeling like a sassy auto mechanic! Or an overgrown toddler. Or maybe like I could be an extra in that old Billy Joel video (sorry for getting that song in your head and for outing myself as old enough to remember this video). It's fun, it's different and I like it.


It's hard to see in these photos, but the back of the jumpsuit has that same triangle seam detail that the blouse does:


My fabric is some super lightweight denim-y stuff with little woven diamonds (they kinda look like circles from afar). I bought it locally here in Bangkok and might go back for some more. It's really quite soft, with just the right amount of drape.


Size-wise, I went the same route as for my Roberts top: 5 on top, graded to 6 at the hip. Seemed to work nicely! Other than grading between sizes, I didn't make any changes.

The pattern went together beautifully. It was very easy and pretty quick to sew. I opted for serged seams (rainbow serger thread, naturally), that I then topstitched for extra strength, and even with that I was able to finish the jumpsuit in half a day.


I wanted to use snaps on the front, but, as a first-timer, I was having some trouble installing them. I didn't want to ruin the finished jumpsuit, so I opted for buttons instead. I chose the same striped-edge buttons I used on Tim's most recent buttondown:


 Now that I see the buttons in the photos, though, I'm finding them a bit bright and am thinking I might swap them out for some brownish buttons I have in my stash.


Obligatory jumping in jumpsuit shots!:



25 comments:

  1. Ah Meg, I love this and seeing it worn with sandals makes me wish for the summer! Ha ha, i love how you summed up the jumpsuit, but there is no denying the super duper comfort factor! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Marilla! I am really happy with it! It is so, so comfy, for sure. Great pattern!!

      Delete
  2. You look amazing in this!!!! I have the roberts pattern but had been a little worried that it wouldn't suit me, after seeing yours i might have to go for it! Just got to get a working overlocker. .......

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Su! You should go for it! You could always do French seams if you can't get your overlocker up and running...

      Delete
  3. Looks like the finger is getting pointed squarely at Heather & me there :-D Good thing we egged you on though cause you totally rock the jumpsuit! If only my queue wasn't so long I'd be all over that Roberts jumpsuit!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha ha, a bit! But I was going to make it anyway, but the cheerleading just pushed it more towards the top of the always-changing queue! Thanks for egging me on!

      Delete
  4. Love this looks so comfy. I really want this pattern now!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Louise! It's so, so comfy!

      Delete
  5. Looks terrific! Love your sandals too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Noelle! I love these sandals, too- super comfy. I was thinking of trying to find them in other colors, too!

      Delete
  6. fantastic! Looks stylish and at ease, great fabric too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Charlotte! I'm really happy with it, and it's so, so comfy!

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Thanks!! It was pretty fun to make and it's very fun to wear!!

      Delete
  8. I think this looks so cute!! And it must feel nice and breezy in the hot weather. I too am worried about looking like an overgrown toddler if I were to make a jumpsuit, but you are definitely swaying me! I love the denim-y fabric and I think the buttons are perfect! What does Tim think?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Heather! It is quite comfy to wear and I think it will work pretty well in the heat since it doesn't really cling anywhere. Overgrown toddler actually feels pretty awesome, I'll say. Embrace it! Tim has mixed feelings... for him it's toeing the line, style-wise. He said "it looks well made..." ha!

      Delete
  9. Very cute, especially the jump pics! This can be your action onesie!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks!! Ha ha, I like that: action onesie! I imagine it will get a lot of weekend actions- trips to the farmers market and the like.

      Delete
  10. Jumping jumpsuits. Cowbell references. Billy Joel. This is one of the greatest blog posts of all time. You've outdone yourself my friend. Maybe I'll get a jumpsuit and then we can really take the hilarity up a notch the next time we hang out.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I aim to please, my dear! The jumpsuit, this one in particular, is just ripe for silly references.

      Want me to make you a jumpsuit? I'm on it!

      PS: when is the next time we'll hang out? Oct. 8, perhaps, in New Orleans?

      Delete
  11. Replies
    1. Aw thanks! I think it's a cousin to the fabulous corduroy jumper you posted a few days ago!

      Delete
  12. It's very cute on you and looks like it's super-comfy. On me, however, I don't think I'd get enough bathroom lead time, IYKWIM. Hah.

    I really enjoy your blog and makes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much, Debbie! Ha ha- the bathroom thing is a bit of a dilemma, for sure. But it is oh so comfy!!

      Delete
  13. Oh these would be so cozy in a knit! For jammies!! Cute!

    ReplyDelete