July 3, 2018

I have been meaning to show you guys this super easy Rory Jumpsuit hack for awhile now and I am so glad that I finally did because it’s one of my fav. things in my wardrobe. I have been seeing this oversized, easy to wear, wide leg jumpsuit all over ready to wear recently so I hope you guys are excited about it as I am.

This hack can be done with the sleeved or sleeveless versions and you can of coarse you the D rings if you want, but to really get the same look that I have been seeing in stores, you want to do the sleeveless, no ring option.

I decided to go with a black linen rayon blend that I had in my stash which worked great, but I think I am going to make another one soon with lighter weight rayon or crepe for one with more movement.

To adjust the pattern pieces I am going to be adjusting all four main pattern pieces along the legs. You won’t be messing with the inner sides of the pattern pieces that are straight and create the princess seam down the front and back as these lines are already parallel to the grainline. Instead you will be adjusting the curved outer lines only, making them parallel to the grainline as well. It’s that simple. The only trick is to make sure that you adjust the front and back side pieces from the same point and the front and back inner pieces from the same point so that they match up when you are sewing them together.

Let’s start with the outer front piece. Starting at the hip, right before it starts to curve in for the tapered leg, simply draw a line straight down, parallel to the grainline. I find that right about the hip notch is perfect to start. Now continue the hem line out to meet this new outer leg line. That’s it!

Repeat what you just did for the side back, being sure to mimic the line you made on the outer front piece so that they match up when sewn.

Now you are going to do the same thing with the center front piece at the crotch. There is some wiggle room here, but essentially I start about 2 inches down from the top of the crotch and begin to gradually make the line straight and parallel to the grainline. If you want the pants a bit wider, start closer to the crotch.

Repeat for the center back piece, starting the line at the same place you did for the center front so that it matches up when sewn.

That’s it! Sew the pattern up according to the directions. I chose to crop these a bit by taking 2 inches off of the hem and then turning up another 2 inches for a wider looking hem, but hem length is up to you.

Let me know if you have any questions! I am pretty obsessed with this simple hack.

If you would like to purchase the Rory pattern you can do so here and here.

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  • Reply PsychicSewerKathleen July 4, 2018 at 9:06 AM

    Thank you for releasing this lovely pattern in print format Kelli! I look forward to making it. Challenging 🙂 but a great pattern with that princess seam running down the front which will make it so much easier to get a good fit. Looking forward to making it!

    • Reply True Bias July 8, 2018 at 2:33 PM

      so glad you are excited about it!

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  • Reply Robina September 25, 2018 at 3:37 AM

    I have learned a lot from this post which will help me in future.

  • Reply Felipe February 2, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    Hello! This post could not be written any better!
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  • Reply Thao July 9, 2019 at 10:15 PM


    Just wondering how much fabric should I use for your jumpsuit? My fabric is 110 cm wide. Thank

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