It’s FINALLY time to release our new favorite pattern to the world! The Abi jumpsuit is a gorgeous pattern with endless possibilities, designed specifically for knit fabrics. Needless to say that we are so in love with it, that we couldn’t wait to share it with all of you. But let us tell you a bit more about it.
Our second pattern got its name after the very talented blogger Abi of the Crafty Pinup. Her unique sense of style and love for timeless, easy to make clothes, inspired us to create a jumpsuit that is comfortable to wear and easy to style for every occasion.
The Abi jumpsuit features the same bodice as our Samantha dress, so it is practically an add-on to our first pattern. We updated the design by making a few tweaks in the way that the bodice wraps, to make sure that it never gaps open and that you won’t need to use a safety pin when you are wearing it. But Abi is not just an add-on, it’s a unique and beautiful pattern. There are so many variations to it, that you will have trouble deciding what to sew first.
Version 1 features flared trousers, that you can shorten and turn into culotte length or even shorts. You also have different sleeve options: 3/4 length and short sleeves.
Version 2 features the same bodice, but has tapered legs and lovely pleats at the waist. It can also be turned into shorts. Both versions include optional in-seam pockets and a tie belt.
Abi is designed exclusively for knit fabrics. We recommend using medium weight knit fabrics with approximately 30% -50% stretch and avoiding anything too stretchy and lightweight. For more detailed fabric recommendations make sure you check out this blog post (including links to the fabrics we used for our jumpsuits)
As for the skill level, this pattern is perfect for adventurous beginners and features a lot of interesting techniques to learn without being too intimidating to those who have less experience in working with knit fabrics. And if you still need a hand, you can check out our video sewalong, that guides you step by step through the sewing process.
If you already own the Samantha dress, which has the same bodice as the Abi jumpsuit, you can purchase only the add-on pack that includes the different trousers options. Find it here.
If you don’t own either of our 2 patterns, then you can get them in an amazing bundle offer here.
We really hope you like Abi and that you enjoy wearing it as much as we do. It’s without a doubt a secret-pajamas type of garment, super comfortable to wear and very easy to style up or down depending the occasion and your fabric choice.