Brushed modal jumpsuit

 

I’ve been gravitating towards all the beautiful woven fabrics in the Cali Fabrics shop lately, but I just couldn’t resist a comfy knit jumpsuit for this project.

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I used some of the lovely brushed modal jersey knit for this jumpsuit.  It has a beautiful drape and weight and completely opaque — definitely a plus!

This jumpsuit is a piece that percolated in my head for quite a while before I finally got around to sewing it up.  I was loving the off-shoulder trend, and I also love a good, loose jumpsuit.  When my order of brushed modal came, I knew it was perfect!

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This jumpsuit is actually a mash up of two patterns — the Named Clothing Ninni Culottes on the bottom and the Made for Mermaid Daphne on top.  Each pattern had exactly the look I was going for, and were surprisingly easy to put together.  I love being able to combine elements from different patterns to get the look I want!

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If you’re like me and don’t care for double-brushed poly (which seems to be all the rage in the sewing community these days), brushed modal is a good alternative.  It’s more breathable than DBP, but with the same soft texture and beautiful drape.  Definitely a great alternative!

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A few tips for this brushed modal:

  • Double check your band lengths. This fabric doesn’t stretch as much as something like cotton Lycra, or even your traditional rayon spandex, so your bands may need to be a tad longer.
  • When attaching your band, fold it in half longwise with the wrong sides together (like you would to attach it), and serge around that raw edge, serging the two sides together. This fabric rolled up something awful when stretched, so that will help keep your edges flat.
  • Even though the fabric is opaque, it is very fluid. Consider stabilizing your hems with something like Heat-n-Bond Soft Stretch Lite to keep your double needle from tunneling.

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Katie from Creative Counselor

Hi, I'm Katie -- a lawyer, crafter and mom to three wonderful kiddos. During the day, my time is filled with research, briefs, and writing, toys and sports. But the evening hours are my own, and I fill those with fabric, sewing, and of course blogging!

This blog is my creative corner of the world -- where I can brag (but not too much), complain, plead for help and show off my creations. The time I spend sewing and crafting is my "me" time and it fills a vital part of me. Thanks for stopping by my little creative corner of the web!

So that's me -- the Creative Counselor, lawyer (and mom) by day, crafter by night!

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