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Jumpsuit or Seperate using McCall’s Summer Pattern – M7789

Happy Wednesday Loves!

This summer has been off to a great start and I am happy to say that I honestly love being a stay at home mom 🙂 (only 10 weeks).  I have been trying to keep my mind and hands super busy this June as it is one of the toughest months for me.  In 2011, my dad passed away suddenly with no warning a week after Father’s day and 5 days before his 65th birthday.  For years I would swaddle in grief for the entire month of June but after spending MOST of Father’s day in BED mad at the world and asking God why me, I decided to pull myself together Monday and reflect on his memories instead of drowning in my sorrows.

If you know me, I was and will forever be a daddy’s girl!  We would talk for HOURS every day and would call each other at least 1 to 3 times a day.  He was my biggest cheerleader and I know he is proud of me.


Let’s get to the chase!!!! I am in love with this McCalls pattern M7789 EXCEPT it’s a jumpsuit.  When Monica posted it for the July #sewyourview, I knew it was a MUST make for summer.  I bought the pattern to hack the pants and I did just that.  I wanted to create a “FAKE” looking jumpsuit as I know for sure I would get WAY more wear out of it.  I had the perfect fabric in my stash which is a lightweight polyester fabric from Fabricmart pre-cut deals for $3.  I had plans to make a maxi dress but when I saw this pattern I knew the fabric was perfect.

I had to make a few modifications to the top as the front tie was way too short for the boobs and my taste. I extended it about 1.5 inches and then used my curve ruler to connect it for a longer tie front.  In addition, I snipped about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch of the sides of the top and evened out the back.

As for the pants, I kept the width measurement of the waistband and made the back an elastic waist with 3 rows of 1 inch elastic as this girl is on a mission to drop a few inches before my birthday and still want it to fit. I also had to make adjustments to the front rise by 1/2 inch and the back by 1 inch.  Even though these adjustments may have not been necessary, I wanted to make sure I had the best fit with no pulling. Common pants fit issues that you may find handy for  my body type here or the common ones here.)

I honestly love how both pieces came together and will definitely make the top again with slight modifications.  This orange rayon fabric is from Hobby Lobby and is extremely flowy and does not hold well without interface.  I added interface to the back for a more sturdy fit but did not think of adding it to the front.

If you are looking for a similar pants pattern, check out M7131 and my crop pants here.  I plan to make this again in denim soon before I head back to school.

What are your thoughts about the fake jumpsuit? Definitely a WIN for me!  As always, thanks for stopping by and stay tune for more summer looks on the blog!



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