White Jumpsuit – McCalls 7099

White Jumpsuit – McCalls 7099

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I’m a fan of the saying “everything ain’t for everybody“. For years I have thought jumpsuits jsut weren’t for me. I’ve just never felt they work with my body type. They seem to be best suited for the tall and lean type and I have a tummy and I’m only average height. Still I’ve noticed jumpsuits have been pretty popular the last few years and this year it looks like the trend will continue. I guess that’s why, while out with my mother and sister shopping, I decided try on this ivory jumpsuit that caught my eye. I was pretty positive that it wasn’t going to look cute on me, but it just looked so cute on the hanger that I had to give it a try.

Alas! I was right…the bottom actually looked fine, but the top top was too loose. I couldn’t do a smaller size because then the bottom would’ve been to tight. Sure I could’ve taken in the top, but I decided to just leave it. Then I thought to myself “Duh!!!, I could just make one to fit”

I picked McCalls 7099 because of the tapered leg and also because of the wrap bodice. I figured  1) I like my legs and 2) maybe the fitted leg wouldn’t appear as frumpy as a straight or wide leg. I went with a white ponte because I was still stuck on the ivory one in the store and white was the closest to ivory that I had in my stash. Plus white is great for spring and I can’t wait for spring to get here. Additionally a white jumpsuit was going to go with my B&W duster and my leopard jumper/dress in my submission to Pattern Review‘s Travel Wardrobe Contest.

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The pattern sewed up very quickly.  I did my typical “big booty adjustment” and added 1″ to the crotch line. I also removed about 1/2″ from the top front pieces to compensate for the adjustment.  I did have to take in the pants along the outside edge, next time I may cut a size smaller. And the only other thing was the shoulders seemed a bit wide, next time I’ll narrow the shoulder.

I will share that after sewing the entire bodice together I noticed this…

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…little holes in my front bodice piece!!!! I almost cried. Instead of trying to cover them with a pocket or applique I just pulled out my seam ripper took that piece off, cut another and sewed that whole side back together.

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Pattern: McCalls 7099

Pattern Description: Loose fitting romper and jumpsuits have raised neckline, mock wrap, gathered, blouson bodice, front band extending to back neckline, elasticized waist and side pockets.

Sizing: 6-14, 14-22  I sewed a 10 bodice and 12 bottom.

Difficulty: 1/ easy

Fabric Used: White ponte from a remnant sale at a local fabric store

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? I think so, though a little more fitted.

Were the instructions easy to follow? YES, very

Likes: I like the tapered leg and wrap bodice.

Dislikes: None

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None really except for I omitted the pockets because I hate when pockets show through on white garments. Next time I may cut a size larger bodice for a fuller look.

Would I sew it again? Yes. I’m thinking in a purple matte jersey I have in my stash.

Would I recommend it to others? I would. It sews together easily and quickly.

Conclusion: I finally like a jumpsuit

Total Cost:  $3.99

McCalls Pattern           $1.99

White Ponte                 $2.00 remnant*

*I actually think I paid $1 for this remnant but I can’t remember. The remnant was about 3.5-4yds so I still have more left. 

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2 responses to “White Jumpsuit – McCalls 7099”

  1. […] M7099 – A white jumpsuit. I had planned on making this piece eventually anyway so it was a no brainer. I think its great for travel because its one piece (no matching), is knit (NO IRONING)  and can be layered (for unexpected southern cool spring weather). It can also be dressed up with booties, heels or sandals and a nice belt. Or dressed down with flats and a scarf belt. I was really pleased with this piece despite the fact I thought I hated jumpsuits on myself. […]

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