I sewed up the new Frisco Jumpsuit pattern from Threadbear Garments this week and I love it. It's such an easy to wear style that can be dressed up or down. I wore it with heels here, but expect to throw it on with flat sandals most of the time for a put together every day casual look.
I measured in as a size 6 C cup according to Leslie's size chart so that is what I cut out and sewed. I would say that was very accurate. I am only 5'3" and the pattern is drafted for someone who is 5'7" so I obviously had to make a lot of changes to the length of the pattern. Here are the changes I made in length :
- 1.5" from the straps
- 0.5" from the front bodice
- 3/4" from the side of bodice
- 1" from the back of the bodice
- 1.5" from the rise of the pant
- no changes to leg length but I did a 3" hem
The other change I made was to eliminate the front D ring tie from the style of the pattern. It's an easy change if you want to do the same thing. Leslie already gives you a front and back waistband lining pattern pieces. So you just cut two of each of those on the fold instead of just the lining. Use one of each as the lining and one of each as the main waistband piece. Then you sew it up like a normal elastic waistband where you leave and opening to insert the elastic at the end. You will also need to cut an elastic for the waist that wraps around your entire waist instead of just the back as the original pattern has you do.
That's it! It was a really fun sew. I made all of changes that I mentioned to my actual pattern pieces so I can easily recreate this in a linen next summer. I expect this to get a ton of wear. You can find the Frisco pattern on Threadbear Garments site here.