I can't get enough of the Les Fleurs rayon from Rifle Paper Co. I made robes out of them last year for my wedding and I loved it so much I decided to get more to make an outfit for everyday wear! The red version of this print is my favorite so I snatched some more and started sewing!
Pattern: Marigold Jumpsuit by Tilly & the Buttons
Materials: 2 1/8 yds of Birch Floral Enamel, 1 yard fusible interfacing, 7" invisible zipper, and 1" wide waistband elastic
Size Made: 2
One of the things I loved about working with this rayon previously was how nice it is to sew for such a drapey material. It can be slippery when cutting out the pattern pieces, but if you lay them flat on a quilting mat and use a rotary cutter the process is much easier. I also find this helps to keep your pattern curves a little smoother than using fabric scissors.
I made the pants first and immediately tried them on. This fabric is like pajamas you can wear in public and it's amazing! The Marigold pattern also has a high-waisted pants version and I definitely want to make them now after seeing the bottom half of the jumpsuit. I also saw an example of this pattern on Instagram where someone made the pieces separately as a pants/crop top combo which I thought was great!
The pants portion moved along quickly but the top was a little more difficult for me. I have a long torso so the armpit area seemed to sit a little high. However, once the straps were in place it fit much better than I expected! There was much pinning and measuring beforehand to make sure I could get the right fit. It wasn't a huge hassle but I definitely over-analyzed the fit during the sewing process. This outfit was one of the most fitted garments I've made so I got a little paranoid about the end result but in the end it was great and I'm really happy with it!
I can't wait to wear this jumpsuit all summer long! The rayon makes the perfect breezy summer fabric. Now that I've gotten my fill of the Rifle Paper, I think I'll try out the Marigold trousers in one of the many great linens we have in the store right now!