Zadie Jumpsuit – an instant classic!

Cruella Jumpsuit

If you follow indie patterns, then I’m sure you couldn’t miss the Zadie Jumpsuit by Paper Theory Patterns bursting onto the scenes this spring. It’s one of those magical patterns that seems to look good on everyone – and I mean everyone, because it’s available up to size 28!

You you know me – why sew a woven when I could make it in a knit? Once again, my trust favourite Liverpool fabric comes through! I used this black braided texture Liverpool from Cali Fabrics, and I think the effect is “super chic secret pyjamas”! But as proof the pattern works beautifully in any colour or print, may I present you a hot pink and teal version I made in this fabric in March?

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That’s enough snow – let’s get back to summer in the park!

Cruella Jumpsuit

I know a lot of people worry about taking a jumpsuit on and off in a hurry. Who wouldn’t? I appreciate that Zadie doesn’t rely on a zipper for access – instead, it’s open halfway down the pelvis, so you just untie, unwrap, and shrug it off. When it is wrapped, it’s full secure and I’ve never worried about accidentally flashing anyone!

Cruella Jumpsuit

I trimmed the neckline and pockets with faux leather. I like how the texture contrasts with the knit!

Cruella Jumpsuit

Do you sew jumpsuits? I think they are the perfect garment to sew yourself, so that you can get the rise, length, fit and fabric just right!

Gillian from Crafting a Rainbow

Hi! My name is Gillian, and I love to sew! I blog at and I run the Sewcialists.

I’ve enjoyed sewing since I was a kid, but when I started sewing clothes in 2012, it became a bit of an obsession. I’m all about wearable, comfy everyday clothes – and my wardrobe is overflowing! I’ve pulled all the colours that I love wearing into my personal colour palette, which keeps me inspired and my fabric shopping on track. I’ve ordered from Cali Fabric for years, and I’m so excited to be able to join their blogger team!

I live in Ontario (Canada) with my nerdy and awesome husband and our two cats. I’m a teacher by day, and fabric hoarder by night!

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8 thoughts on “Zadie Jumpsuit – an instant classic!”

    1. Thank you! I’m so happy it worked – I’ve always been stuck on how to use the faux leathers in my stash!

    1. What do you like to do with faux leather? I’ve got a few different kinds but I can’t work out what to do with it!

      1. It’s great used as a trim. Piping, inset belts, details like that. I don’t think a whole garment with it would be very comfortable. But as a trim detail it’s fun.

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