Just like our Samantha dress, the Abi jumpsuit is also designed for medium weight knit fabrics. We recommend staying away from anything too stretchy or too lightweight. The ideal stretch percentage for these patterns is around 30% -50%.
In this post we are going to show you some ideas on what fabrics you can use for your Abi jumpsuits and also show you what fabrics we used to make our samples, so you can see each type in action.
These two jumpsuits (Version 1) were made with the gorgeous jerseys by Art Gallery, which were very kindly provided to us by Minerva Crafts. These jerseys are medium weight (175 gsm), their width is 147 cm (58″) and their composition is 95% prima cotton and 5% spandex. There is a huge variety of both plain and printed jerseys on Minerva Crafts, so we are sure you will find the perfect one for your jumpsuit.
The next two versions were again made with fabrics from Minerva Crafts, but this time we chose a different brand. Athina’s version was made in a textured polyester jersey, which, as beautiful as it looks, in retrospect didn’t have too much stretch, so her jumpsuit turned out to be a bit narrow at the sleeves. Hattie chose a light cotton jersey to make version 2 of our jumpsuit and it was just perfect!
The next two versions were variation 1. Athina made the long trousers using a stunning Art Gallery fabric from Minerva Crafts, while Hattie made the culotte length using a polka dot jersey from her stash.
To make our tapered leg jumpsuits for our photoshoot, we wanted fabrics in blue shades, as they went beautifully with the location. Athina’s version was made with (surprise, surprise!) an Art Gallery jersey and this jumpsuit certainly feels like secret pajamas. Hattie’s version was made with a denim look jersey from Girl Charlee.
We hope that you’ll find our recommendations useful!