Hello everyone, I finally have the time to create something for the blog. I recently joined the Minerva Blogger team and was busy working on a couple of projects. I was also working on a small project for Sewn Magazine, more on that very soon. I started working on the Juanita Jumpsuit by Rosy Peña patterns sometime ago, but for reasons I can’t remember now I had to put it aside several times. I love the way it turned out!
This pattern comes with two options a Jumpsuit and Palazzo Pants with a wide waistband. The jumpsuit requires four main pattern pieces which makes cutting and sewing a breeze. I chose a light weight knit I bought at Michael Levine in Los Angeles some time ago. I have so much striped fabric I’m trying to find creative ways to use it. This time I use horizontal stripes for the bodice and vertical for the pants. Maybe not the most creative but I like it.
I cut a size Medium because I wanted this to be extra comfy but next time I’ll cut a small for the bodice. The construction is very easy, it has an elastic waist perfect for the upcoming holidays. I want to make this again in a crepe, another reason why I was testing a larger size, I think it might work. If you know me you’ll know knits are my nemesis and easy projects is definitely what I need if I want to conquer them.
Juanita Jumpsuit – Rosy Peña Patterns.
Pattern Description: jumpsuit featuring a mock wrap bodice, back strap detail, elasticated waist, completed with a tie sash/belt. The palazzo pant offers a tummy control fold-over waistband.
Pattern Sizing: XXS – XXL I cut the Medium.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes.
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I liked it but pockets would have been nice. Really not difficult to add your own.
Fabric Used: Light weight knit from Michael Levine.
Would you recommend it to others? Absolutely!