DIY Outfit – Fitted Jumpsuit

The jumpsuit has been back for a few years now and it seems to have no intention of going away soon. I've been loving the comfort of a knit jumpsuit but I'm intrigued by a fitted woven jumpsuit. It's almost a dress but surprise! you can run around and do all the high kicks you want without worrying that anyone will see your knickers. Totally dressy with an element of unexpected fun. Today, I'm sharing how I would DIY this beauty of a fitted jumpsuit. 

Step 1: Today's inspiration is this silk jumpsuit from Rebecca Taylor featuring a fitted bodice and loose fitting pants. The jumpsuit is super summer, very carefree and still very polished. 

Step 2: For the pattern, I'd love to try out Vogue V9075. It's provides the same silhouette as our inspiration, fitted on top and loose on bottom. For a more exact match, you can try a pattern mashup (like Rachael did here). For the top half of the jumpsuit, you might try Vogue V8723, Butterick B5181 or this BurdaStyle halter. Also noteworthy, check out the Ailakki Jumpsuit from Named Patterns which has a super cool wrap front with cut out.

Step 3: For the fabric, I found this great dot print crepe from Blackbird fabrics. You'll want to choose a fabric that has some drape to it so that the bottom of the jumpsuit hangs nicely. Another option is this rayon challis in a boho print.