Gabriella Jumpsuit Tutorial
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1.5cm seam allowance included
Cut out all the pattern pieces.
Fold the TIE LOOPS in half as shown on the pattern piece. Stitch and cut along the CUTLINE.
Fold the WAISTBAND LOOP in half as shown on the pattern piece and stitch.
Turn the TIE LOOPS and WAISTBAND LOOP RIGHT SIDES OUT. Press.
Lay the FRONT RIGHT SIDES together with the BACK.
Pin and stitch the side seam allowances.
Finish the seam allowance using zig-zags stitch or an overlocker.
Finish the underarm and neckline sections. The above diagram shows the method of using a custom cut strip of bias. If you are using prepared bias please adapt to suit your bias width. For custom bias make yours approx. 4.5cm x 50cm long for the armholes and 4.5cm x 30cm long for the neckline seam allowances.
Pin the bias strip in place along the underarm section. Stitch a 1.5cm seam allowance.
Trim the seam allowance to about 7.5mm.
Fold over the outer edge of the bias by 1cm.
Fold the bias strip over and around the raw edge to conceal. Pin in place on the WRONG SIDE. Use a hand stitch such as slip stitch to secure the bias in place or topstitch close to the seam line.
Fold the TIE LOOPS in half and align the raw edges with the unfinished shoulders of the garment.
Pin and stitch. Top-stitch the seam allowances flat.
Take FRONT and BACK TROUSER pieces and lay RIGHT SIDES together.
Pin, stitch and finish the side seam allowances.
Repeat for the other side.
Insert one TROUSER into another, RIGHT SIDES together.
Align the crotch seam allowance.
Pin, stitch and finish beginning at either centre front or back and continuing to the opposite center.
Take the TROUSER CUFFS and ELASTIC WAISTBAND.
Fold in half lengthways and sew the seam allowances.
Turn RIGHT SIDES out.
Prepare the lengths of elastic by overlapping the seam allowances and stitching to create rounds.
Fold the CUFFS in half so as to match the raw edges.
Insert the cuff elastic between the fabric layers, concealing it.
Align the raw edges of the CUFF to the end of the TROUSER leg. Pin and stitch in place. Finish the seam allowance as before.
Repeat for the opposite leg.
Fold the ELASTIC WAISTBAND in half, matching the raw edges.
Insert the waistband elastic between the layers.
Pin and stitch the ELASTIC WAISTBAND RIGHT SIDES together with the TROUSER waistline.
Stitch within the seam allowance to allow this row of stitches to be hidden once the FRONT and BACK are sewn on.
Turn the FRONT and BACK WRONG SIDES out.
Match the waistline to that of the TROUSER and ELASTIC WAISTBAND.
Fold the WAISTBAND LOOP in half and insert the raw edges into the seam allowance between the upper garment and the TROUSER at one of the side seams. (Choose the opposite side to that which you want your tie to hang).
Pin, stitch and finish the seam allowance.
Fold the WAISTBAND in half along its width RIGHT SIDES together. Sew the seam allowance, sew one end closed but leave one open.
Turn the WAISTBAND RIGHT SIDES out through the open end.
Fold back the seam allowance of the open end and sew closed using a small hand stitch such as whip stitch.
Complete the garment by creating the TIES (follow the TIE & STRAP TUTORIAL) and inserting into the TIE LOOPS.
Download the Gabriella Jumpsuit PDF Sewing Pattern here