Saturday, 11 May 2013

Simplicity 2187 Pattern Review: Woodland Animals Jumpsuit

Ok, so I have a thing for onesies. I say onesie but in reality my interest goes far beyond nightwear and into the realms of jumpsuits and playsuits. I think they are akin to my love for dresses in that I can throw them on without too much thought, not concerning myself with the matching of tops and bottoms. As well as the comfort and easy style factor, I do think they can be incredible chic and have the added bonus of eliminating the concern for flashing ones pants come the warm weather.
Here is some all-in-one inspo, to get you interested if the word 'jumpsuit' still conjures up images of 80s horror.
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Now I have admitted the shameful truth, here's one I made earlier! I made this onesie last summer and have just cracked it out for another season. 


Let me get this straight, I LOVE this pattern. Ignore the questionable fabric choices on the pattern envelope, this is a simple, flattering and modern shape with lovely roomy pockets to boot. Overall, fabulous. It has a simple elasticated waist which is super comfortable  and forgiving when tucking into a summer feast. The leg length was surprisingly appropriate for me, as my short legs usually require some sort of pattern adjustment, so that was a time saver. My biggest thrill with this pattern however if probably that is actually looks incredibly similar to the pattern illustration, which was awe all know is not always the case.
 Including the waist tie the entire jumpsuit is made from just five pattern pieces, plus facings. The pattern is now sadly out of print so I will be holding on tight to mine as I have plans for a second jumpsuit to be made this summer, perhaps more of a play-suit with shorter legs. It can however still be purchased here on the simplicity website

The fabric I chose was a lightweight viscose covered in little tiny woodland animals, like foxes and deer, cute I thought and a bargain at £3.50 per metre at Fabricland. Here is a close up of the print. Am I crazy or did I see this print in H&M last year? 




Thanks for reading and I hope you like my all-in-one! Has anyone made something similar? I would love to have a nose :) x