The Blanca Flight Suit is a semi-fitted, highly customisable boiler suit pattern inspired by vintage workwear. With multiple sleeve and leg options, it can be made in a variety of fabrics and can easily be styled up or down.
Blanca features a centre front zipper, patch pockets that double as belt loops, an optional tie belt or buckled belt, a traditional shirt collar and a unique pleated back design. Customise your flight suit by adding a long sleeve, tapered sleeve with snap button, or short sleeve. The leg is cut straight, with the option to crop it or taper at the hem with a leg tab. In addition, choose between a classic breast patch pocket or zippered pocket for added detail.

Suggested Fabrics

For a structured look, use sturdy woven fabrics like denim, twill, canvas and mid to heavyweight linen and cotton. For a softer effect, choose mid-weight fabrics with drape, such as tencel twill, cupro or silk noil.

Fabric Requirements

YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (45″/1.14M FABRIC)
 View A (Long sleeves and legs)
0-8 = 4yd / 3.75m, 10-14 = 4.25yd / 3.9m, 16-20 = 4.75yd / 4.3m
View B (Short sleeves and cropped legs)
0-8 = 3.5yd / 3.2m, 10-14= 4yd / 3.75m, 16-20 = 4.5 yd / 4.1m
YARDAGE REQUIREMENTS (58″/1.5M FABRIC)
View A (Long sleeves and legs)
0-8 = 3yd / 2.75m, 10-14 = 3.25yd / 3m, 16-20 = 3.5yd / 3.2m
View B (Short sleeves and cropped legs)
0-8 = 2.5yd / 2.3m, 10-14 = 3yd / 2.75m, 16-20 = 3.25 yd / 3m

 

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES

  • Medium weight fusible interfacing (0.5yd/0.5m for 45” wide interfacing)
  • Pocket lining (0.25 yd/0.25m)
  • Polyester thread in matching colour
  • Non-separating zipper (use metal teeth for sturdy fabrics and plastic for lighter weight fabrics). Please note a longer zipper may be used and trimmed to size- separating zippers can also be used if properly closed with a bar tack. Sizes 0-4=20”, Sizes 6-14=22”, Sizes 16-20=24”.
  • Marking tool
  • Point turner for collar
  • Zipper foot
  • Optional: Topstitching thread in contrast colour
  • Optional: 2 x 5” non-separating zipper for zippered breast pocket
  • Optional: 2 x 1/2” snap buttons for optional tapered sleeve
  • Optional: 4 x 5/8” regular buttons for optional tapered pant hem tab
  • Optional: 1.5” buckle closure for optional buckle belt
  • 2” (50mm) wide elastic (1 yd / .9m)

Sewing level: Intermediate

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