My jumpsuit is complete! I think it's the most flattering thing I have made so far and I am excited to wear it.
The pattern was time consuming to make with the construction itself only taking a couple of weeks. This is the second invisible zip I have inserted and a tricky yet important one to get level, given the different fabric choices. I am pleased that it appears entirely invisible.
More for my own benefit, should I attempt to make this again, here are the stages of construction:
- Draw, alter and finalise pattern using a sample of chosen material;
- Cut pattern pieces;
- Sew darts. Press;
- Sew side and inside leg seams. Press;
- Sew front seam up to zip opening. Press;
- Repeat steps 2 - 5 for the lining which is cut to finish at the knee;
- Tack lining to pants, wrong side to wrong side;
- Construct top in accordance with manufacturers instructions;
- Sew top (keeping lining free) to pants, right side to right side;
- Press seam up into top;
- Slip stitch top lining to pants lining so that it encloses the seam;
- Insert invisible zip;
- Add hook and eye. Slip stitch zip seam to lining;
- Machine hem each leg - turn up 1 cm and press, then turn up 1.5cm. Tack and machine stitch in place;
- Finish with some swing tacks (See post 'Liberty print jacket - Part 4'), to secure the pants lining to the side seams of the pants.