Sirocco Jumpsuit Take two

I purchased the Sirocco Jumpsuit pattern by Deer and Doe a couple of days after they released their recent collection.

I made my first version of this jumpsuit for a recent European holiday. It was a fantastic garment in my capsule travel wardrobe – It’s so comfortable and stylish! I was worried that a tiny aeroplane toilet might be an issue, but the garment can be slipped on and off easily. It could be a good pattern to consider if you are breastfeeding.

This pattern is designed to be made in a knit fabric and has no closures. The Ponte fabric used to make the garment above was gifted from Maaike from Maaidesign all opinions are my own.

I’ve been trying to use fewer prints in my wardrobe – instead, I’ve been making more garments in block colours and experimenting with colour blocking. Maaike stocks a great range of Ponte colours so this project seemed like the perfect project to try out a few different colours. I ended up choosing Navy and grey since both colours fit perfectly into my wardrobe.

I’m trying to reduce my waste impact as much as possible so always buy conservative amounts of fabric. For the bottom half, I ordered 1.2 meters of navy Ponte and 1 meter for the top. I made a size 40 – I sized down from my earlier version as the pants were quite roomy.

 

I had just enough of the navy Ponte to cut out the pants and waistband. The top and pockets are cut out from the grey. It creates a cool effect where you can see a peep of grey when side-on. I sewed the whole garment on my Bernette 48 coverstitch and overlocker.

 

I made no changes to the pattern however I did change the construction order check out my original blogpost for full details.

I sew woven stay tape into the shoulder seams of my knitwear garments. I hang wet tops on clothes hangers which help them dry faster. It also means that the laundry is put away in half the time!

I love this pattern! It’s a comfy and modern jumpsuit which – in my opinion – is more stylish than sweatpants. I’m planning to use the bodice section of the pattern for the top of a dress or as a top with a wrap tie. I could also see this pattern made as separates if jumpsuits aren’t your thing.

 

I’m glad to add another version of this pattern to my wardrobe. I love having a few nice home outfits which act as secret pyjamas. It helps me feel less miserable about cold wet days.

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