I finally bought Tilly and the Buttons pattern, the Marigold Jumpsuit. I could not decide on fabric for the longest time. I’m still not sure this is the best choice for the garment, but it’s pretty cute.
Marigold Jumpsuit Details
- Fabric: Robert Kauffman Classic Plaid Black
- I wanteda neutral fabric so I could wear again and again
- shortened the straps A LOT… not sure if this is normal or not.
- Added another dart to fix some gaping on the side front neckline
- Shorts 🙂 instead of the pants
I was a little surprised because this garment took me a long time. Maybe it’s because I was binge-watching Pretty Little Liars at the same time, and I was a little distracted. I was working on this for HOURS on Saturday. Like, probably 10 hours. Not so fun. And in the end, I still needed to adjust the bodice a lot 🙁
I’m going to blame this on not being a good sewist. I’ll have to go back through and re-read the instructions before I try this again. There’s also a lot of details on the Tilly blog: Here’s a post on getting the correct bodice fit (I just found this now, and I should have read it BEFORE attempting the pattern). If I use a similar fabric on the next one, I’ll probably add an inch to the bodice to it hangs a little better: I do have a little longer torso, but usually patterns fit just fine, and I didn’t think to lengthen it this time.
I’ll probably try a drapey-er fabric next time. This is a lightweight cotton, but it’s definitely not drapey enough. And I’ll try a fun floral next time.
The Tilly blog post gives several pattern-hack suggestions, like combining the Bettine Dress Skirt with the Marigold Jumpsuit Bodice. I have the Bettine and the Marigold, so I guess I’ll have to try it!
Any other Marigold suggestions out there? I love having a me-made romper, even if it sounds like I really struggled 🙂