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McCall’s 6969 – Wide Leg Jumpsuit – Pattern Review

Hello everyone!  Here’s a great lesson I’ve learned on my sewing journey. “Don’t give up on a garment you’ve made before trying it on and styling it.”  I have made so many outfits that I thought were just downright ugly, only to find out they weren’t so bad once I dressed them up with accessories.  I’ve come close to trashing pieces that I didn’t like, and I’ve also come to love pieces that I didn’t like at first.  A garment that looks just “so-so” after completion can be brought to LIFE with the proper accessories.

This jumpsuit happens to be one of those garments that I labeled as “ugly” after I was done sewing it last weekend.  I tried it on immediately, and I didn’t love it.  So I decided to just wait until the next day when I would feel refreshed and could style it.  Let me tell you something.  Every little detail can make the difference.  When I put it all together with jumpsuit, shoes, hat, makeup, and jewelry, it came alive.  I took a look in the mirror and said, “Okay, okay.  It’s not that bad.  I can wear this.  Oh yes, honey, this color is it!”

Yes, I do talk in the mirror when I try on my garments.  I also pose, smile and sometimes dance.  Don’t let my husband be in the room when I like a garment.  Oh honey, it’s a full-on runway fashion show then.  Hahaha! 

So, the next time you make a garment and think it didn’t turn out the way you thought it would, STOP!  Style that garment and see what happens.  Now granted, there are times when no amount of accessories or makeup will revive a garment that really is UGLY.  Hahaha!  I’ve had some of those in my past and will likely have more in the future.  Even then, great lessons are learned.  With each unsuccessful garment, I learn more about fabric choices, garment style choices – in relation to my body type, proper fitting techniques, and more.  As we continue to sew, we continue to learn.

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McCall’s 6969 – Wide Leg Jumpsuit – Pattern Review

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Pattern Description:
Rompers and jumpsuits have front button closure. A, B: Semi-fitted, shoulder straps. B: Tapered, elasticized lower edge. C, D: Loose-fitting, sleeveless and notched collar. A, C, D: Wide-leg. Purchased bias tape for elasticized waist casing B, C and armholes C and D..

Pattern Sizing: Available in sizes XS(4-6); S(8-10); M(12-14); L(16-18); XL(20-22); XXL(24-26) I cut a size Small on top and Medium at hips.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes it did.

Were the instructions easy to follow? All instructions, except the collar and bottom extension of the  placket, were easy to follow.  The pattern is labeled “Easy,” but I believe a new beginner would struggle a bit with the construction of both these areas.  I read the instructions for the placket and studied the line drawings several times and I couldn’t figure it out on my first try, so I just made it work somehow.  I made View B of this jumpsuit after I finished View D.  I finally figured out the placket on the second round.  It requires precise marking, sewing and clipping to get the bottom of this placket to overlap properly, and lie flat in that area  (without folds or wrinkles) before edge stitching the lower end of extension.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I LOVE wide leg pants, so View D is what drew my attention to this pattern.  Perhaps the instructions for the bottom of the placket could have been written and illustrated more clearly, since the pattern is rated “Easy.”

Fabric Used: I used a linen blend that I picked up from JoAnn Fabrics.  The fiber content is 53% Linen, 47% Rayon.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I cut a small on the top and graded out to a medium at the hips.  No design changes were made.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? I may not sew it again because there ae many other jumpsuit patterns that I’d like to try and while I like this one, it isn’t a “WOW” for me.  I definitely would recommend it for intermediate and above seamstresses.

Conclusion: I think this jumpsuit would look lovely in a denim or ponte fabric.  What I would do differently if I were so sew this pattern again is: (1) Increase the crotch depth because it was a bit snug for me. (2) Sew the buttonholes vertically, instead of horizontally–just my preference because vertical openings seem easier with bodices.

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McCall's 6969-Wide Leg Jumpsuit-Pattern

McCall's 6969-Wide Leg Jumpsuit-Pattern

McCall's 6969-Wide Leg Jumpsuit-Pattern

McCall's 6969-Wide Leg Jumpsuit-Pattern

McCall's 6969-Wide Leg Jumpsuit-Pattern

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Anita Morris

Anita is the Author of STEP Into It, Overcoming Trials That Lead To Purpose. She is also an Online Sewing Instructor for beginner sewists. She is passionate about helping women to step into their purpose by walking in the calling on their lives. She hosts a popular YouTube channel where she helps women to become confident in their sewing skills.

This Post Has 19 Comments

  1. Melanie Starbuck

    You are freaking adorable.

  2. Sharon B.

    I love jumpsuits and that one is especially nice with that collar. It looks absolutely gorgeous on you Anita.

  3. Michelle

    Love it, I bet you’re glad you gave it another chance!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Michelle! Yes, very glad!

  4. Sandra

    Hi Anita! This is a great jumpsuit to transition into Autumn/Fall. I can see it with ankle boots and a cardigan sweater for cool nights. The mustard color looks good on you.

  5. Sherry

    Hi Anita.

    As always, you nailed it again girlfriend. I just love your style.

    Peace and blessings.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Sherry! Peace and blessing to you also.

  6. paulette

    Jumpsuit looks great on you! Love the color. This is such a timely reminder on not to give up on your projects until you style it… I made the Vogue jumper, same as what you and Desiree have, and I was so disappointed in how the top turned out. I used a knit, but apparently it’s more of a cotton knit, so the top flap was loose and needs to be pinned in place. I knew for sure that was one for the trash..but then i washed it, and tried it again a few days later, and it started to take ‘life’. So now, it’s back on the most wear rack!… Like you, I am learning more and more about fabric choices, as that’s a major part of creating that masterpiece! Keep the lessons coming… Thanks again… 🙂

    1. Anita Morris

      Awesome, Paulette! We’re getting better at our craft with each project.

  7. Nina

    That is so lovely jumpsuit

  8. Ursula

    Hi Anita, the jumpsuit is a great walk in the park look or even for a movie outing. You are well put together and the accessories are to die for.

    1. Anita Morris

      Heeey Ursula! Yes, it is very versatile. Thank you!

  9. Angela Hill

    Ms. Anita! You look like a model that jumpsuit looks good on you and I really like the color. Blessings to you.

  10. Bernadette

    Hi Anita! That jumpsuit looks stunning on you. Have a blessed day!

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