SewMyStyle April – Marigold Jumpsuit Hack

With Spring on the horizon, it seems fitting that the Sew My Style pattern for April is the Tilly and the Buttons Marigold jumpsuit.

Funnily enough, the pattern has never appealed to me as much as Tilly’s other patterns because I am a short girl anyway, and I think it has a tendency to make people look shorter than they are! With that in mind, I decided to carry out a bit of a hack to make it suit my style a bit better.

I had drafted a culottes pattern last year and used that as the basis of the trousers. I had also made a couple of jumpsuits last summer with culotte trousers and really liked that style.

I also decided to omit the facings from the bodice, as I love the look of a fully lined bodice. I used a white cotton lawn as the lining and I think it gives a really professional finish.

Fit wise, it was pretty spot on, but was a little tight across the bust, so I just let it out slightly.

The fabric I used is a stunning Lady McElroy fabric that was kindly gifted to me by my lovely friend Harriet from Sew Me Sunshine. It is a tropical print cotton poplin in the most perfect peach colour. Funnily enough, I had already ordered the Navy colour for my shop, and hadn’t twigged they were the same design so I must really love it!!

It is a tiny bit on the sheer side – nothing to worry about, but definitely not the time to wear black undies!

Overall, I am really pleased with how it turned out. I’m so glad I changed the trouser shape as it is just much more me! I feel like I need to book a holiday now so I can swan around in it!!

I’d love to know how all you Sew My Stylers are getting on with your Marigolds this month!

Sarah x





3 thoughts on “SewMyStyle April – Marigold Jumpsuit Hack

  1. Sarah, this has worked really well, love it. I think the shorter leg is much more flattering. Lovely fabric and I really liked the navy too on your blog, wish it came in black. I wasn’t sure about the marigold, so I made a toile and it didn’t look right on me, so I’ll be missing this month.

    1. Hi Maggie

      Thanks so much – its a shame you are missing this month but I totally understand! Not every pattern will be for everyone x

  2. I like your hack of the Marigold pattern. I’ve made 2 pairs of the trousers, one with a paper bag waist. I love the idea of making it a shorter length with a wider leg?

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