I made the Seamwork Campbell jumpsuit/flight suit this month following along with the classroom videos. Each month they do a sew-a-long in the classroom and have a community thread to discuss the project. This was my first time doing a sew-a-long trying to sew from a video. I found the video a useful and a fun way to go through the pattern. The fabric is a linen blend in a dark purple/grape from Stylemaker Fabrics and the buttons are a really pretty rose gold from Tabitha Sewer. I used leftover Rifle Paper Co. scraps for the under collar and belt loops. This is also my first MakeNine2021 completed project!
I haven’t been sewing finished clothing too much recently, instead focusing on making a bodice sloper, so this has been the only wearable garment I’ve made this month. I’ve worked on it slowly over the past 3 weeks, not having too much sewing energy with the start of the semester. While it has been good to slow down, I do wish I made a bit more energy for sewing at the end of the day. I find myself zoning out in front of the TV after a day of working and know I would feel better doing some sewing (or anything crafty) but can’t seem to find the motivation!
I made a size 4 and increased the seam allowance along the waist. I also used floral scraps for the under collar and belt loops. Not sure if I like the belt loops yet…but can always change these later. I also plan on increasing the seam allowance at the shoulder since the sleeve is a little too low. If I were to make them again I would also make the facing wider around front as it tends to pop out. This is an entirely seasonally inappropriate outfit for a Maine winter but its nice to imagine wearing this in warmer spring days.
I love all of the pockets and since I finished, have been wearing them around the house all day. The fabric is light weight and gives them an excellent bit of drape and softness. Overall, it’s a bit of a more involved sew but would highly recommend if you are looking for a jumpsuit that has a bit more of a flight suit look to it. I could envision this in all sorts of woven fabrics too!