DIY: Shift Jumpsuit with Tie Straps
I'm calling it now, this jumpsuit is going to be my new summer go to. Will probably end up creating a handful more in different fabrics.
It's just so comfy, super practical and can easily be styled up or down for whatever occasion. The steps are incredibly simple and once you nail one you'll be able to whip up as many as you please. If you choose to do the tie feature it does require a bit of fabric due to the extended straps.
Let me know how it ends up if you give it a go!
Cut four lots of leg to strap pieces (2 mirrored pairs). To create the pattern grab a loose fitting pair of shorts to trace the crutch to waist measurements then extend upwards from where ever the waist band finishes to armpit length. From here measure how far it is from your underarm seam to inline with your centre chest and cut/draw in on an angle until you hit the approx thickness you want the straps to be. Continue at this width at least 30-40 if you want a tie feature.
To create the facing cut another four panels that are a replica of the top half of each (or at least covers the bust areas).
Sew the good sides of each panel with it's facing together.
Begin to connect the four panels first by sewing down the centre seams of the front then the back, with the good sides facing. Unfold these so they're joined but flat and place the good sides of the back and front pieces together and sew down the side seams.
Clean up the bottoms by hemming or if you want leave to fray. I left mine un hemmed as the material doesn't fray.
Hope this was helpful! As always, let me know if you give this tutorial a go and how it turns out. Hashtag the outcome #essentialsclub on social media.