MAKE YOUR OWN JUMPSUIT OR PLAYSUIT

Alexa has a button-front bodice with curved V-neckline and subtle forward shoulder seam, blousy waist cinched in with an external waist channel and tie, with easy fitting peg-style trousers flattering for all figure types.

Add the optional pleated flap pockets and rolled sleeve tabs for a utility look, or leave them off if you want your fabric to do the talking. This is the perfect outfit for lockdown days at home and zoom gatherings in the evenings!

Skill Level

Confident Beginners

Tutor

Kaye

What skills will I learn?

  • Sewing darts
  • Adding in seam pockets
  • Adding patch pockets
  • Using interfacing
  • Adding a facing
  • Adding automatic buttonholes
  • Inserting a sleeve
  • Creating a casing
  • Gathering
  • Hemming

What’s included in the price of the course?

  • 3 x 2 hour tutorials guiding you through each step of your jumpsuit
  • Help in-between session if needed
  • Membership of our closed Facebook group

How will it work?

The class will take place in a ‘virtual classroom’ using the video meeting software Zoom. You will need to have Zoom installed on the device you intend to use for the class, it’s free and easy to use. If you haven’t used Zoom before we suggest you have a practice before the class. Please download the free version via this link https://zoom.us/meetings

  • We also suggest choosing a quiet area to set up your machine next to your device. To achieve the best internet connection please reduce as many items as you can that are connected to your router.
  • You will receive an email you a link that will take you directly to the class. All you need to do is click on the link just before we are due to start. We suggest signing in 10 mins before the start time, you will be held in a virtual waiting room.
  • We encourage you to turn on your own video and audio so we can interact, and you can ask us questions – the idea is that it’s as much like an in-person class as possible!

What will I need to do before the class

  • Purchase and download your pattern from Tilly and the Buttons website click here to take you straight there.
  • Calculate the size you need (Don’t worry if your need help with this I am here to help)
  • Stick your A4 PDF pattern together or send it to be printed AO size. I used dottyprint.co.uk and it cost £5.49. Once you have your pattern either cut out your size or trace using patterntrace and then cut out.
  • Cut out your fabric pieces and any interfacing and have them all ready for the start of the 1st class.

 

Fabric suggestionsLight- to medium-weight woven fabrics with some drape, such as linen, chambray, viscose (rayon), lyocell (Tencel), cotton lawn, double gauze, crepe de chine.

Fabric requirements

Sizes 1-5 Sizes 6-10
150CM (60in) WIDE PLAYSUIT 1.8m (2yd) 2.1m (2 3/8yd)
JUMPSUIT 2.4m (2 5/8yd)

3m (3 3/8yd)

 

115CM (45in) WIDE

PLAYSUIT

2.2m (2 1/2yd) 2.5m (2 3/4yd)
Sizes 1-4 Sizes 5-10

JUMPSUIT

3.3m (3 5/8yd)

3.7m (4yd)

 

Supplies

  • Fabric (see above)
  • Matching thread
  • 0.6 m (5/8 yd) iron-on interfacing (similar weight to your fabric)
  • 4 x 15mm (5/8in) buttons
  • Optional: 2 x 10-15mm (3/8-5/8in) buttons for pocket flaps and/or 2 x 10mm (3/8in) buttons for rolled tab sleeves

What you will need on each day of the workshop

All of these items in italics including sewing machine needles can be purchased from our website in advance of the workshop.

See linked items below

Haberdashery

We have handpicked a collection of premium Germany haberdashery equipment from the Prym range, which complements this course. If you would like to purchase this kit, please click here for more details and to buy.

Skill level – Confident Beginner

This course is suitable for those who have used a sewing machine before, can confidently thread the machine and bobbin and who have made at least one garment before.

Our sewing classes are relaxed and friendly. Class sizes are kept small (this also applies to online courses) to ensure everyone gets the time and attention they need. This does mean that booking is essential. The course will only run if there are sufficient numbers. Please note online course are open to all levels of beginners and confident beginners and it is hard to estimate timings need to complete.

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