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Alexa Jumpsuit in Meet Milk Two Tone Tencel Twill

Alexa Jumpsuit in Meet Milk Two Tone Tencel Twill

Last months Sharlene from S.O.Sewdressmaking did a guest blog making Alexa Jumpsuit by Tilly and the Buttons in our Merchant & Mills Nutmeg linen

  Merchant & Mills nutmeg linen  Sharlene in Alexa jumpsuit

Since then, i knew i wanted to test this pattern myself but was just waiting for the right fabric choice. 

I wanted to create a very elegant, clean, classy jumpsuit that i can style with funky trainers and a cross body bag so two tone tencel in warm sand by Meet Milk was the most perfect fabric choice. 

Sanded texture of the twill tencel gives the fabric very cozy and warm handfeel. 

Warm sand two tone tencel by meet milk  Warm sand two tone tencel by meet milk

I decided not to add any pockets or sleeve tabs as i wanted very clean look. 

I lengthened the sleeves by 30 cm as i wanted to wear this without layers during autumn. All you need to do is extend the sleeve pattern by 30cm on both front and back panels. I am sure there is a more 'proper' way of doing it, but as the fit of this pattern is very relaxed, this simple extension of sleeve pattern worked very well. 

Alexa jumpsuit in warm sand tencel  Alexa jumpsuit in warm sand tencel

I shortened the legs by 7 cm and tapered them just tiny bit. In hindsight  not sure if tapering did anything, so would worry about it too much. 

I love the look of rolled up sleeves and trousers but dont like how messy it often looks, so i decided to secure the roll ups by stitching in a ditch. It is not visible and this way i know my sleeves wont roll down. 

I was looking for buttons for a while, not realizing that i have a great match on our website, i chose white recycled resin buttons by Merchant & Mills. 

Merchant and Mills recyclced resin white buttons  Alexa jumpsuit in meet milk tencel

I am very pleased with the look of this jumpsuit, for next one i would like to make a separate pattern for sleeves and set them in, this way i can avoid a seam going across to arms. 

The crotch seam hangs quite low and this is the style of the jumpsuit, but i will probably raise it by about 3 cm next time.

Alexa jumpsuit in meet milk tencel

The pattern is very beginner friendly and if you have an overlocker, this is a very quick sew. If you dont have an overlocker and would like a clean finish, this pattern will work great with french seams.

Alexa jumpsuit is a PDF pattern that can be purchased directly from Tilly and the Buttons website and there is a lot of great information if you need help with adjusting the pattern or grading between sizes. 

Alexa jumpsuit sewing pattern

Sharlene has done a Youtube video on how to add slash pockets. If you would like to add side pockets, Homer + Howells have done a great blog post on how to add pockets to your sewing projects. 

My fabric recommendation for this pattern would be tencel or viscose twills. It has the right amount of drape and does not crease too much. See below my 3 top picks:

1. Eglantine & Zoe - Green Check viscose

2. Meet Milk - Khaki Sanded Tencel

3. Good Fabric - Faded Blue Tencel

Eglantine Zoe dark green viscose check Meet Milk Khaki Tencel Good Fabric faded blue tencel

Cant wait for slightly cooler weather so i can start wearing this. 

Polina x

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