June 6, 2019

Like just about everyone else in the sewing community, I fell hard for the Zadie Jumpsuit by Paper Theory Patterns. I’ve made three in all and am trying to not give in to making a fourth. It’s that good.

I think the thing I like the most about the Zadie Jumpsuit is how easy it is to wear. I find that it truly is one of those items that you can dress up or down. I keep grabbing them every time I travel along with flats for daytime and wedges / statement jewelry for going out at night.

This first version is sewn up in a black cupro rayon / linen blend from Blackbird Fabrics. I am loving cupro right now because it has a nice expensive sheen to it, but with the ease of care and simple sewing of a linen.

I did have to make quite a few adjustments to the pattern. I sized down one whole size and still ended up taking some width out of the hips. I also took an inch out of the bodice length, and inch out of the rise and and inch out of the pant length. I am 5’3″ so that is not surprising.

This second version is sewn up in some rayon crepe gifted to me from The Fabric Store. It has a deconstructed dot pattern that feels a little hand drawn which I love.

Rayon crepe is one of my favorite fabrics to sew with right now. It has a great weight to it which adds a bit of drama, but it is still easy to sew and take care of. They have a lot great rayon crepes right which are worth checking out.

For the shorts version all I did was was shorten the pattern to about the knee, and then once I was finished sewing the rest of the pattern I tried it on. Then I marked where I wanted it hemmed all the way around the leg and was able to shorten it evenly that way.

I love the way that my Zadies turned out and love wearing them. You can find the pattern at Paper Theory if you want to sew one up for yourself.

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  • Reply Fiona June 6, 2019 at 11:20 AM

    Gorgeous jumpsuits! I love your wedges too, do you have a source to share?

  • Reply Stephanie June 6, 2019 at 1:17 PM

    These Zadies turned out beautifully! Iā€™m a short sewist myself (5ā€™1ā€), so your modifications are super useful. Thank you!

    • Reply Eve June 10, 2021 at 4:09 PM

      I have some cupro too. I’m only 4′ 11″ and between a size 20 and 22 so wondering how I’ll have to adjust these??

  • Reply Chloe Montrose June 6, 2019 at 3:16 PM

    I can’t decide which of these I like best – both look so chic yet super wearable.

  • Reply Jo January 21, 2020 at 4:21 AM

    So cute! Love the shorts version!

  • Reply Annemarijn April 17, 2020 at 1:07 AM

    Hi! I am loving the romper version of this pattern. Do you happen to know how much fabric you used? I have approx. 150cm double gauze in my stash and it would be perfect for this look but worried it might not be enough. I’m 5’4” so almost the same length. Thank you!!

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