Pattern Name and Designer: Nova Jumpsuit from True Bias
Size Made: Size 0 bust tapered to size 4 hip
Materials used: Bamboo Cotton Stretch French Terry
Modifications: I made View A but used View C’s pocket and View C’s pocket instruction. View A requires you to cover the upper edge of the pocket with the facing and sew the body and facing together with the upper edge of the pocket sandwiched in between. I tried this method with the wearable muslin that I made and it was hard to make sure that all 4 layers are even and straight. I reread the pattern for View C/D and saw that the pockets are sewn differently, in that they only have to be sewn to the body of the jumpsuit. I also just liked the shape of View C’s pockets better.
I love wearing knits so I was interested in trying out this jumpsuit. At first I wasn't 100% sure how I felt about this pattern because I couldn't tell if I wanted to wear something that looks like a onesie! However, I decided to get it when True Bias had their annual Me Made May sale this year.I found it wasn’t too difficult to sew this jumpsuit as I have sewn a lot with knits. The part that was a bit confusing to me was the instructions for joining the main body and lining straps, and joining the front and back main body/lining strap. Fortunately, True Bias has a sew-along blog post on their website with step-by-step pictures in color, which made it easier for me to understand what to do! I got this Bamboo Cotton French Terry jersey from Fancy Tiger Crafts about 5 years ago. I love this material! It is super soft and easy to sew. A serger would be helpful as you can sew faster but it is not needed. You can sew this with any sewing machine that has a zig zag stitch. The Nova Jumpsuit is my 5th pattern from True Bias. I love how timeless their designs are! Their instructions are also very well written and I love the sew-along blog posts on their website. This jumpsuit fills a hole in my closet as I do not have any other jumpsuits. I have already worn it several times and I plan on wearing it everywhere: to casual lunch or dinner with friends, grocery shopping, or even just around the house! It is the ultimate secret pajama as it is so soft yet still very stylish!