Friday, 21 February 2020

Textured Rayon Wilder Top and Dawn Jeans

I (like the majority of half of the online sewing community it would seem!) fell in love with the Wilder Gown pattern from Friday Pattern Company when it was released last year. Bohemian and easy breezy chic with on trend gathered tiers, it was irresistible to image it sewn up in a plethora of different fabrics (and if you search #wildergown on Instagram you can see just that!). Despite wanting to make it and wear it right that second I was a little hesitant about what the high gathered neckline would look like on me. I'm quite petite and short in the shoulder with a bit of a bust so this kind of style is never a failsafe win in my book. After seeing it look wonderful on lots of different body shapes as it surged to popularity online though I thought it was worth a go. As the pattern for the full length gown is quite a fabric eater I decided to give the top a try first to check out that neckline before investing too much time and money in a dress.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Textured Rayon Wilder Top from Friday Pattern Company and Megan Nielsen Straight Leg Dawn Jeans

The month before I'd ordered a metre of this stunning rayon textured check from The Fabric Store on a whim (sadly now sold out but they have some other beautiful sheer textured fabrics in at the moment). I didn't have any plans for it but on rummaging through my stash it appeared to be perfect for a Wilder Top. It is really hard to capture the beauty and delicacy of this fabric on camera. For some reason it looks a lot more dense than it does in reality! In real life t has this gorgeous diaphanous quality with almost sheer sections running through the check. The texture is quite unlike anything I've come across before with those pronounced ridges running throughout. I think it is the bold scale of the texture which makes it so unusual. Despite the chunkiness of those textured stripes it is still really soft and drapey.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Textured Rayon Wilder Top from Friday Pattern Company

Size-wise the measurement chart puts my bust in a small and my waist and hips more in the medium. As it is a voluminous style from the bust down I cut the small which feels right. With oversized styles which I feel might overwhelm me I have a tendency to want to size down even further but I'm glad I didn't with this as it actually fits quite neatly across the shoulders and chest which balances out the volume beneath.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Textured Rayon Wilder Top from Friday Pattern Company

I really loved sewing this up. For a design which has a bit of interest and drama it is actually really fast and straightforward to put together. There is a centre front seam which makes cleanly finishing that neckline opening easy and raglan sleeves are so much quicker than a set in one! Threading the tie through the neckline probably takes longer than most of the other construction steps. I think the gathered neckline manages not to feel twee because of the depths that the designer has so carefully chosen. The inch depth of the frill at the top then the chunky inch thickness of the tie feels quite bold and modern. F.Y.I I've been really enjoying wearing this under a toaster sweater during winter with the frill just poking out of the neck!

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Textured Rayon Wilder Top from Friday Pattern Company and Megan Nielsen Straight Leg Dawn Jeans

To squeeze the pattern pieces on to the small amount of fabric I had I shortened the bodice pieces ever so slightly (an inch at most). I am however really missing that extra bit of length as it doesn't like to stay tucked into my bottoms no matter how high waisted they are! If I'd had more fabric I would have actually liked to cut the dress version of the bodice which is a little shorter than the top and add a ruffled plum around the hem. Will have to save that idea for the next version! The limited amount of fabric I had meant I couldn't do any pattern matching along the raglan sleeve seams. The matching on all the other seams is a bit shoddy too as I approached it as a muslin I wasn't all that sure I'd like. Had I known how much wear I was going to get out of it I might have taken more care!

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Megan Nielsen Straight Leg Dawn Jeans

The jeans are made using the Dawn Jeans pattern from Megan Nielsen. I've made the shorts version before but this is my first time making the full length jean. The pattern is incredibly versatile with 4 different versions to make and a bonus ebook with choices of zip, button and exposed button fly. There is a tapered leg, a straight leg, a wide leg and a short, plus lengths for tall, regular and cropped. I sewed up View B - the straight leg jean in a non stretch deep dark indigo denim from The Fabric Store. I've had a few pieces of denim in my stash for a while now so can't remember which exact one it is but I believe it to be about a 12oz one, so quite robust. From what I've seen it sews up great in non denim fabrics like linen too. What I love about this pattern is that it is a true classic cut of high waisted jean.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Textured Rayon Wilder Top from Friday Pattern Company and Megan Nielsen Straight Leg Dawn Jeans

As I've made and blogged this pattern previously I don't have much to add construction-wise but one thing I will say is that they fit like an absolute glove - straight out of the envelope! But that is almost too well in this very rigid denim! They are certainly taking some wearing in but (as I finished these back in December) after a couple of months I'm starting to feel them soften. No high kicks or bicycle riding in them for the time being though! I could have made them in a size up but I feel like the snug fit gives them somewhere to go as they age. If I made them the size up I think when they softened up and stretched out they'd end up too big and baggy really quickly. If you prefer a more relaxed fit with your jeans though I'd go ahead and size up.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Megan Nielsen Straight Leg Dawn Jeans

As I always do now, I used G├╝termann extra strong thread for my topstitching rather than the thicker topstitching thread. I've always had problems with topstitching thread snarling up in the machine but have no problems whatsoever with the extra strong thread. It is slightly thinner which I prefer, it looks a bit more professional to me than chunky topstitching. I kept to a classic copper colour and matches my button and rivets to that (all of which came from my stash). I omitted the rivets on the rear pockets simply as i didn't have enough but like that I now get to show off those topstitched corners as I'm really proud of them! Does anyone have any tips on where to get interesting jeans hardware? I'm bored of using the same old buttons and rivets!

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Textured Rayon Wilder Top from Friday Pattern Company and Megan Nielsen Straight Leg Dawn Jeans

I know a lot of you will be wondering how the pattern compares to the famous Ginger Jeans from Closet Case Patterns. It is actually quite tricky to compare the two as the Gingers are designed for stretch denim and the Dawns for rigid denim(non stretch). If you want a pair of jeans which are comfortable for most activities straight off the machine then I'd go for the stretch option but if you want a truly classic pair of non stretch jeans the Dawn's are a great choice. The rise of the Dawn is slightly higher than even the higher rise version of the Gingers and I personally love how that feels to wear. I love the pocket/tummy stay on the Gingers (larger pocket pieces which reach right over to the fly and effectively hold your tummy in!) but that would be easy enough to add in to Dawn. Both patterns have fantastically thorough and detailed instructions with clear illustrations. I personally found the Megan Nielsen fly construction method slightly easier to follow and get a neat finish on but that might just be because I've got a couple of years more sewing under my belt since I made the Gingers. Without that amazing sew-along from Closet Case Patterns I'm not sure I'd be able to finish a pair of jeans at all!

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Textured Rayon Wilder Top from Friday Pattern Company and Megan Nielsen Straight Leg Dawn Jeans

I'm so happy to have another pair of handmade jeans in may wardrobe and feel like with each pair I'm getting better and better! I only wish I had time to sew more. My test version of the Wilder was a resounding success and (spoiler alert) I plunged straight in and made a gown version soon after. Will hopefully get some photos and get it on the blog soon.

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Grey Chambray Fairfield Button Up Shirt

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt in Grey Cotton Chambray

I made a few presents this Christmas including a double gauze Named Lahja dressing gown for my Mum, a Deer & Doe Sirocco jumpsuit for my sister (which I love and will definitely be making one for myself so expect a review of that pattern in future) and this shirt for my brother. I’ve made a fair number of shirts for men now (my first here about 5 years ago!) but thought it was worth posting this particular one as I used a different pattern which is very worthy of sharing. The previous shirts I’ve made have all been based on the Walden/Colette Negroni pattern and the pattern has required a bit of work to get the look I want; namely taking the pattern for a traditional collar with stand off of a RTW shirt and adding that and a classic front placket (following this shirt sew-along from Male Pattern Boldness) to replace the Negroni’s facing. As this was the first shirt I have made for my brother and I was therefore essentially starting from scratch I decided to take a look at other shirt patterns which might make my life a bit easier.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt in Grey Cotton Chambray

There quite a number more shirt patterns for men available than when I made my first shirt years ago but the clear choice for me to try first was the Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up. I liked that it is a very classic shirt style that can easily be made more or less casual/formal by fabric choice but also by tweaking the pattern details. You have the choice to add sleeve tabs to fasten the sleeves in a rolled up position, add a chest pocket and also whether to choose a centre back box pleat or long darts in the back for a more fitted silhouette. It has quite a contemporary neat cut without veering too far towards slim fit and actually includes patten pieces to make all sizes in a cut more suitable for someone with a fuller stomach which I think is a fantastic touch.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt in Grey Cotton Chambray

I would highly recommend this pattern as a starting point for anyone who hasn’t made a shirt before. The illustrated instructions are clear and thorough and guide you through many traditional shirt making techniques such as flat felled seams for a professional finish inside and the burrito method for assembling the back yoke. on how formal you want the shirt to be. For example you might interface both collar pieces and both stand pieces for a crisp, formal shirt but only one side of the collar and stand for a softer and more relaxed look. This impressive amount of detail continues throughout the instructions. You can tell that this pattern has been well researched and each construction technique considered and thought through.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt in Grey Cotton Chambray

The collar on this pattern is quite slim which is worth bearing in mind when choosing this pattern. For my brother it is exactly the kind of look I was after. In the instructions the collar is assembled using my preferred method which is from this popular tutorial from Four Square Walls. I find it so much easier to get a clean finish this way. A fairly quick and easy addition you can make to a more formal shirt (which I didn’t do here as this is for more casual wear) is to add slots for more collar stays to the under collar. If you’re interested in doing this I’ve got an old tutorial here.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt in Grey Cotton Chambray

What is interesting about this pattern is that there is no separate pattern piece for the front placket. It is drafted onto the front pattern piece and you create the illusion of a seam by sewing a sort of pin tuck right down the front. A very clever way to save pattern matching stripes or checks at the front. It was quite enjoyable to try a different way of doing things, although it was nice to realise when using tried a tested method for the collar and cuffs that these fiddly bits of sewing don’t faint me in the way they used to.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt in Grey Cotton Chambray

The thing I liked most about the Negroni pattern was the tower plackets on the sleeves. Every time I sewed them it amazed me how a bit of careful folding, pressing and stitching created those little contraptions! I’ve actually used the pattern piece and instructions for those tower plackets on various other projects over the years, I remember them working really well on the Grainline Archer Shirt instead of the binding. I was therefore delighted to see that the Fairfield includes tower plackets too! The method is slightly different but achieves a result just as good.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt in Grey Cotton Chambray

The fabric I used is a grey cotton chambray from John Lewis. I was initially looking for a heavier kind of brushed cotton for a casual winter shirt but couldn’t find quite what I was after. I’m actually really pleased that I ended up using the chambray as I think it puts the shirt in the smarter end of casual and hopefully this will mean my brother gets a lot of use out of it! The fabric was an absolute joy to work with, lightweight, crisp and presses like a dream. It made getting all those precise little shirt elements neat and tidy so much easier. I debated using white thread of the top stitching but eventually opted to keep it simple with a matching grey, reserving a little punch of white for the buttons.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt in Grey Cotton Chambray

I can’t really comment on the fit as I haven’t seen it on yet! Plus I didn’t measure my brother as I wanted the shirt to be a surprise. Luckily working in costume has made me pretty good at guessing clothing sizes! My brother assures me that it fits perfectly and as he is of quite average build and height I’d say the fit is true to size.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Thread Theory Fairfield Button Up Shirt in Grey Cotton Chambray

I’m so proud of the finishing on this shirt, all the top stitching and neat little corners that a project like this involves. I think it is definitely my best shirt to date and I’m eager to make more with this pattern. It was one of those projects that came together just the way it should; notches matching, seams aligning and no guesswork with the techniques. What are your favourite shirt patterns (male or female)? And do you have any shirt making tips to share?

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Looking back at 2019

Happy New Year blog friends! The turn of the decade kick started my sew-jo and I’ve been on my machine as much as I can over the last couple of weeks. Now that I’ve got a few completed projects under my belt the motivator to blog again is kicking in too...though not so much the desire to get dressed up and take photos of myself! I thought it might be nice to start the year with a look back over the previous one. 2019 was a big year for me, in many wonderful ways. But one which saw sewing pushed down the list of priorities a couple of notches and I missed it. Looking back I think I sewed more than I realised but there are noticeably fewer additions to my handmade wardrobe than in previous years.

It is actually quite tricky to look back across what I made in the last twelve months as the limited time I had for sewing I wanted to spend actually sewing so this poor old blog became quite neglected. Something I hope to rectify in the coming months. I’ve had to rummage in my wardrobe to remind myself what I’ve been making! I do know that I started the year with a two week frenzy of sewing and scheduling blog posts, making extra pieces to add to a handmade holiday wardrobe. I spent most of January and February travelling in Southern Africa and then the Philippines for a wedding. I enjoyed the opportunity to work on some slightly different projects that would be suitable for camping in scorching National Parks and lounging on tropical beaches.

At Victoria Falls with my Desmond Backpack

The most successful thing I made for my trip wasn't actually an item of clothing! I made the Desmond Backpack from Taylor Tailor and absolutely love it to bits. It went everywhere with us on holiday and was the perfect size for all our day to day needs. It has then been used nearly every day of the rest of the year to cart around everything I need for work. Definitely one of my most used sewing projects and very enjoyable to make too. Other big handmade successes on holiday were the Summer Jumpsuit Tofo from Half-moon Atelier and this zero waste kimono cover-up from Elbe Textiles. We are off to Uganda for two weeks next week and I’m looking forward to sharing with you what I’ve made for this trip after reflecting on what else would have been useful last time.


Back in the UK in early March I kicked off what was going to turn into a very busy year of work for me. I work in the theatre as a freelance costume supervisor so move from production to production throughout the year. Over the last ten months I’ve supervised 6 shows and worked on the next series of The Great British Sewing Bee. Long hours and overlapping projects left me little time for sewing but seeing what the amazing costume makers we have on each production can do is very inspiring. Watching the sewers beavering away at the challenges in the sewing room certainly left me with itchy fingers to get back to my machine!


I did tackle a couple more complex and lengthy projects last year and they are definitely the ones I'm most proud of! I think my Hampton Jean Jacket might be my favourite thing I've ever made and it has already racked up a large number of wears. I can't wait for the weather to warm up so I can get this on my back again.


In May my Mum got married which was one of the happiest days of the year and my life. I made my bridesmaid dress using a combination of the BHL Elisalex bodice, the Emmeline Tee from The Little Tailoress for the beaded overlay and a self drafted half circle skirt. The dress was all about showcasing the fabrics really. The beaded chiffon for the top came from Goldbrick Fabrics and the AMAZING satin backed crepe for the dress was from Borovick Fabrics. I was so happy with how it turned out and loved wearing it.


My favourite patterns of the year were the Zadie Jumpsuit from Paper Theory and the Evie Bias Skirt from Tessuti. Both of which I've made twice and still have plans for more of! The Zadie is such a great unique, yet easy to wear design. I miss my first version of this when it is in the wash. I love patterns which have quite classic cuts but interesting design details to elevate the garment from the norm and Paper Theory seem to do this really well. I've just made their Olya Shirt which I can't wait to share. Another brilliant pattern. The Evie Skirt I just love for its versatility as well as the care Tessuti put in to their finishing techniques. I've worn both versions I've made so much right through all seasons of the year. It works with trainers and an oversized jumper for day to day yet effortlessly dresses up with some heeled ankle boots and a fitted turtleneck for evening.


Towards the end of the year I FINALLY made my first bra! I used the Cloth Habit Watson Bra pattern and whilst I can't say I fell in love with bra making I was really pleased with the result. More practice is needed but I'm looking forward to moving on to more structured bras with underwires. This project was part of my 2019 #makenine selection which I was so close to completing! Just two sleeves to go on my knitted jumper.


I also remade quite a few patterns I've used previously this year as the initial versions of them see so much wear! It was quite a satisfying way to use small amounts of sewing time as the projects weren't particularly taxing as I'd made them before and I knew the finished garment was going to be a winner. Most of them didn't make it onto the blog or Instagram as the only change from the first version was the fabric. I've been wearing a lot of True Bias Nikko tops this winter, the Basic Instinct Tee from Sasha at Secondo Piano has become my go to tee for warm weather and I made myself another Sew House Seven Toaster Sweater (#2) as my black version was getting worn nearly every day!

Ruby at 2 months 'helping' me assemble a PDF pattern!

In the summer I took the big step to move out of London to Dorking where I now live with my boyfriend and our six month old Shiba Inu puppy called Rhubarb (Ruby) who came home with us in August. You can expect to be seeing a lot of her in future blog photos! We love her to pieces but training her (and training her to leave my pins and fabrics alone!) has been very time consuming indeed and therefore rather detrimental to getting lots of sewing done. I'm settling in to these changes now and we are finding a nice balance of countryside walks and sleeping at my feet while I sew. Dog walking calls for a different wardrobe so I'm foreseeing my 2020 sewing being a mixture of the very practical (waterproof coat, t-shirts and jeans!) and the very impractical, things which are just fun to make and wear!

In my new sewing space in my totally impractical for dog walking Mayfair Dress

Over the course of the past twelve months I found myself enjoying sewing a little less because I had less time to do it and was therefore only managing to find time to work on the projects that I felt obliged to do because I had agreed to post a review/try out a new pattern/make something for someone as a gift. There should always be a place for sewing a fun and frivolous garment on a whim purely for the joy of making and wearing it. I always try to make careful choices with my sewing; whether that be pattern, fabric or whether I really need another of that particular type of garment in my wardrobe. But I also firmly believe in enjoying my hobby and sometimes that means throwing caution to the wind and trying something completely new and outrageous because you feel inspired to do so. I sew for enjoying the process of doing it and the therapeutic nature of creating rather than necessarily to reach the end and have a completed garment. I want to make sure I remember this going forward as sometimes feeling pressure to finish something and rushing the steps can take all the fun out of it. 2020 is going to be all about bringing the fun back into my sewing time!


Speaking of sewing fun I'm going to The Stitch Festival (formerly the Knitting & Stitching Show) at the end of February. There will be over 200 exhibitors selling craft supplies, 200 workshops to participate in and demonstrations and interviews with numerous craft stars. I have five pairs of tickets to giveaway! The tickets are valid Thursday 27th February to Sunday 1st March but if you would like to attend on the Saturday there will be a £5 supplement to pay. Head on over to my Instagram to enter. If you'd like to purchase more tickets you can use the code DIARYOF2020 to get £2.50 off standard advance adult tickets and £1 off concessions. The discount can be used for advance bookings only up to Wednesday 26th February and there will be a £2.20 fulfilment fee per transaction (£2.50 for posted tickets). I hope to see lots of you there!

Monday, 23 December 2019

Tencel Twill Zadie Jumpsuit

I haven't had time to blog much of late but I have been squeezing in bits and pieces of sewing when I can. I've got a few completed projects to share with you but this jumped the queue to be my final post of the year as I loved it so much after putting in the final stitches a few days ago. It seems appropriate to wrap up the year with this pattern as my first version remains a favourite in my wardrobe and is my most worn handmade garment of 2019! It is the Zadie Jumpsuit from Paper Theory made up in a glorious sand-washed tencel twill from Patterns and Plains.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit in Tencel Twill from Patterns and Plains

As I've previously made this pattern and reviewed it in depth here I don't have a huge amount extra to say other than that I love it just as much with sleeves and feel like I could comfortably wear this casual everyday with trainers or equally dressed up with heels. I took an inch off the length of the sleeves as they felt kind of in the middle of long and three quarter on me as they were. It feels sophisticated in that chic and understated way whilst still having an interesting contemporary cut and design details. I think it might become my go-to press night outfit! This is partly to do with the fabric choice which has the potential to feel much more glamorous than the cotton twill I used for my original version due to it's gorgeous soft texture, drape and sheen.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit in Tencel Twill from Patterns and Plains

I'd heard good things about tencel and seen some gorgeous projects popping up on Instagram using it. However, it is actually quite hard to come by here in the UK so it wasn't until I discovered that Patterns and Plains are stocking a selection of colours that I decided to take the plunge and try it.  They stock this 'Helsinki' sand-washed twill in seven rich colours (all of which I would happily wear and fit in to my current wardrobe so you can probably expect to be seeing quite a lot more of this fabric!) and also have the 'Trieste' modal, bamboo and tencel blend which I'm tempted to try. This is the new sage green colour which I'd say is slightly less green than you might expect, in some lights more of a grey with a hint of green but I absolutely love it!

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit in Tencel Twill from Patterns and Plains

Tencel is a branded Oeko-Tex certified fibre that is made from wood pulp using environmentally friendly processes. The fibre production is more eco-friendly than cotton because it uses a 'closed-loop' process, reusing 99% of the water and solvents. Eco-friendly and a dream to work with and wear; what's not to love?! My usual go to fabric choice when sewing a garment that requires drape and movement is viscose and that is certainly more widely available, especially in prints. However, I'll certainly be putting tencel at the top of the queue from now on if I can find it in the right colour. it has the same amazing luxurious hand as a sand-washed silk (at a much more purse friendly price) combined with a weight, drape and opacity that makes it a match for so many different projects. I imagine there will be some variety in weight, weave e.t.c between different suppliers so would recommend ordering samples to see if it works for you.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit in Tencel Twill from Patterns and Plains
I'm really pleased with my finishing on this version

This is my first project using fabric from Patterns and Plains (which I received in return for a review after receiving some samples of the tencel colour range) and I was very impressed with the customer service, speed of delivery and quality of the fabric. The price is very reasonable for an eco-friendly quality fabric and they also offer a thread matching service which is always a plus point when ordering online. It means you can get started right away when the fabric arrives! Amanda is very kindly offering all readers 20% off until midnight on New Year’s Eve excluding postage costs. Just enter the code DIARY20 at the checkout. The offer will work once per customer.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit in Tencel Twill from Patterns and Plains

I'd expect a fabric of this weight and fluidity to have a somewhat slippery feel but the sand-washed finish makes it buttery soft, sort of similar to a peach skin. This also makes it much easier to cut and sew as the surface of the fabric has a slight grip against itself so pieces don't shift around in the same was as might a satin or chiffon. There is still a risk of pieces stretching out and distorting, especially edges cut on the bias and curves so I would make sure to follow the instructions to stay-stitch the neckline of the bodice before adding your binding. The beauty of this jumpsuit is that the wrap lays nice and flat and secure across the bust, you don't want it stretched out and wobbly.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit in Tencel Twill from Patterns and Plains

Applying the bias around the curves of the front wrap is probably the trickiest part of making this jumpsuit (and the most time-consuming part turning through those long ties!). It's fiddly but nothing to put off an advancing beginner. If you're finding it hard I would recommend opening up the tape and stitching one side on first before folding it over and securing with a topstitch. The pattern instructions have you sandwich it over the raw edge and stitch in one go which can make it difficult to get a neat finish if you haven't had much practice with the technique. This tencel makes beautiful bias tape and I love the finished effect of the wrap.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit in Tencel Twill from Patterns and Plains

For anyone who hasn't read my previous post and is thinking about making this jumpsuit there are a couple of things I think it is important to bear in mind. I personally think that this style looks best when the waistline and ties sit at the natural waist and accentuate that. The pattern is drafted for someone 5ft 7 tall I believe and quite a few people have noted that it seems quite long in the body. I'm 5ft 3 and shortened the bodice by 3/4" and the crotch depth by 3/4" too and this feels just about right. You do need some depth in the crotch for ease of movement.

Diary of a Chain Stitcher: Paper Theory Zadie Jumpsuit in Tencel Twill from Patterns and Plains

The fluidity of this amazing fabric probably shows best in the flat photo. The way it hangs of the body and flows as you move makes this jumpsuit feel so elegant when you're wearing it. I might have to make a shorts version with short sleeves for summer in either the cinnamon or saffron colour!

Thanks to you all for reading and commenting over 2019! You really keep me inspired to sew and try new things. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!