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Simplicity 9243: The Jumpsuit Hack

Hi everyone! I hope all is well with you. I am so very excited to share this project with you today. Y’all, my sewing friends in the Instagram sewing community has been inspiring me to sew more projects with yellow, because they are alway telling me how great I look in that color. So of course when I decided to make pants for the spring, it would be sewn in yellow.

Fabric Used

For this project I used the Lyocell Twill in mustard, from Melanated Fabrics. This Lyocell Twill is 58″ in width and a beautiful fluid drape. It’s lightweight with a smooth and soft hand. It is perfect for sewing tops, dresses. skirts, and pants.

Pattern Used/Size Cut

I used Simplicity 9234. A jumpsuit pattern with your choice of a puff sleeve or sleeveless bodice. It also has front zipper, covered placket, fitted bodice, slash pockets, slim pants, and belt. When I first saw this pattern, I knew that I wanted to sew it as is, but I also saw the hacking possibilities. I have made the jumpsuit and hacked it into something else, which will be revealed at a later date. Once I hacked it two ways, I knew that the next step was to turn it into pants. Especially because I do want to add more pants to my wardrobe. I cut a 12 in the bodice and 14 in the pants.

The Hack

To turn the jumpsuit into pants, I cut the pants portion of the pattern out, stitched it as the direction said, and then I used the belt pieced to create a waistband. I cut the length of the fly and underflap because it extends a bit longer to suit the length of the jumpsuit. I also folded the belt piece in half lengthwise and attached it to the pants. I did not make any modification other than taking in the pants towards my lower leg area so that it will be more fitted.

Final Thoughts

I love this pattern. I have yet to sew a Mimi G pattern that I did not love. This pattern is so versatile, and if you love to hack, it is perfect for it. You can create it as a two piece pant and top set, sew just the bodice as a top or add a skirt to make it a dress, or sew and wear the pants alone as I did. The possibilities are endless, and I can’t want to see what you guys create with this pattern.

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