Friday, February 24, 2017

DIY Jumpsuit ["Keira Ramel Jumpsuit" by Nina Ramel Patterns]


[This DIY Jumpsuit was made for and modeled by my daughter Mori]

I have another new pattern to introduce to you. This DIY jumpsuit was made with the Keira Ramel Jumpsuit a new pattern from Nina Ramel Patterns  by Shari over at MyDailyThreadz. This DIY jumpsuit ain't for no shy gal, that's for sure! The plunging neckline is right up Mori's alley. The wide legs are right up my alley thus that makes this DIY jumpsuit a winner in our book.

The construction was very interesting and I wanted to follow the instructions so that I can provide a true and accurate assessment to share with ya'll. the top was super cool the instructions were clear and I love the was the top is put together, especially the seams under the arm were super cleaver.

Pattern Description: 
Keira Ramel Jumpsuit by Nina Ramel Patterns

Pattern Sizing: The patterns are made to your measurements

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow?
When connecting the top to the waistband, they were a little trying at times I was not able to visualize the words into action, so the pictures did help. It was a little hiccup in the process but the rest was smooth sailing.

Fabric Used: Sweatshirt Fleece
Now since I wasn’t sure how this was going to work out I used this Sweatshirt Fleece that I had on hand as a wearable muslin. What I didn’t take into account was that this was a tailored fit in the top and it had a waist band that has gathers  with two pieces of fabric, that would have an invisible zipper sewn to them in the back….I know you can see the bulk in this situation right? Well it was a challenge and that invisible zipper was peeking out a tad bit. The bulk was too much in the waist area, so I let it be. The average person would not pay it any mind…. But you and I would but ya'll are going to let this one slide!

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: 
My pattern was missing two inches off my inseam measurements so I added 4 inches to the length and made my crotch two inches lower so it would not rise up in the crotch area. This was the first time that I’ve ever had a pattern made to the measurements that you provided and this was off. [If you want your jumpsuit length longer to wear with high-heels remember to add that heel height to your measurements] I did not make any changes to the design.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? 
I am going to sew another on from fashion fabric now that I know it will fit with my adjustments.
Yes, I would recommend the pattern but I would just say check the inseam measurement and make sure you have enough room in the crotch before cutting up your good fabric. Make a muslin version first. I’m sure Shari would be happy to help you if you run into this type of problem. Maybe the error made on my pattern was a fluke.

Conclusion: This Keira Ramel Jumpsuit is sharp and I love the drama that it brings and you can dress it up or dress it down as I did.
Tadaaaa there you have it folks the Keira Jumpsuit in all her glory. 
This is a sponsored post and I reviewed is based off of my experience with this pattern. 
Thanks Shari for letting me participate in your journey as an Indie pattern maker!
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16 comments

  1. I love it, i got the pattern when she release but was waiting on someone to make and review I was a little confuse but going to try, love the material n chuck taylor. I love everything you do, can't wait for the magazine

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    1. If you need any help, I think Shari is going to make a YouTube video on the construction and you can always reach out to me for help!

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  2. Love it! 😍 It's a very flattering style.

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    1. Yeah this one is a keeper, Mori LOVES it.

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  3. I know hte challenges that you speak of with the thickness at the waistband. But, I must say, this is so, so cute in this sweatshirt fabric! I LOVE it!!!!

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    1. Thanks Lady. I don't work with knits that much so the fleece was all I had on hand. I'm looking forward to see what you do with yours.

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  4. Your daughter is such a great model! I am not at all adventurous in the way I dress, but I do love to see fabulous clothes on other people.

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    1. Suze, Me either, back in the day yes but now I now live vicariously through her!

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  5. great outfit. But where is the necklace from

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    1. That beauty is a necklace I've had for ever, I got it from a local store near me.

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  6. Lovely, lovely--Shari is a great designer--love her projects. Would love to see this with pockets.

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    1. Hey robin! I tried to add pockets but I had to remove them because the fitted knit would not lay flat on the sides.

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  7. Super stunner! Love it love it love it!

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  8. I'm late to your blog, and this post, but I must say, this is brilliant! It's comfy lounge wear that's so stylish, it's amazing! So much Love!!

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