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DIY Jumpsuit – McCall’s 7910

Jumpsuits! Do you love them or hate them? I’ve heard those in the “love” camp express appreciation for the style and comfort. Many in the “hate” camp feel jumpsuits are not very practical.

DIY Jumpsuit - McCall's 7910

Where do I fit in? I’m going with the “love” crowd. I think jumpsuits are adorable, and appropriate for almost any occasion. While the majority of jumpsuits are worn as casual wear, we’re seeing a lot more special occasion suits, like the white one I made in the photo below, for an All-White Jazz Event in 2016. Some brides are even opting for the jumpsuit instead of a wedding gown. I don’t follow trends or always know what’s new on the runway each season. However, I’ve heard that jumpsuits are the THING right now.

Pattern: Vogue 1506

I also love the fact that most of them are so versatile, making it easy to dress them up or down. This black one I made below some years ago would look totally fine with a pair of sneakers or flip flops. AND it looks amazing styled with a pair of high heels and floppy hat.

Anitra Jumpsuit by Style Sew Me Patterns

Regardless of what your position is on the jumpsuit topic, the BIG question always arises during this particular garment conversation. How do you go to the bathroom?

ANSWER: First, I don’t wait until the last minute to go. Hahaha! Yes, it can feel a little vulnerable removing the upper half of the garment when visiting a public restroom. I just do it. I don’t have any magical advice or tricks. If you’re very uncomfortable with disrobing your upper body in a public restroom, just limit jumpsuit wearing to the privacy of your own home.

DIY JUMPSUIT – McCall’s 7910

DIY Jumpsuit - McCall's 7910

I absolutely love McCall’s 7910. In fact, I like it so much that I made two in one week. I’ll share the other suit in next week’s blog post, after I get some photos. What I appreciate most about this pattern is the simple design and the lined bodice.

I’m rating this an EASY sew. As an intermediate sewist, I was able to sew the jumpsuit with no issues. For a new beginner, there may be a little confusion with the positioning of the straps. However, if you transfer the markings from your pattern onto the fabric bodice front and straps precisely, study the illustration for that step, and place your straps exactly as you see them pictured, it should be fine.

DIY Jumpsuit - McCall's 7910

The possibilities for this pattern are absolutely endles. If you want to make a jumpsuit with designer or special occasion fabrics, this is a good choice. You MUST use a stretch fabric though, unless you install a zipper at center back, below the keyhole opening.

DIY Jumpsuit - McCall's 7910

I used a lightweight knit with ruffles and chevron patterns. What a combination! It’s a beautiful fabric but there was a defect in the print which made it impossible for me to match the patterns at all the seams. By the time I realized what the problem was, I had already spent two hours cutting and re-cutting. Therefore, I decided to just go with it. Lesson learned: ALWAYS check your fabrics before purchasing clearance items. My fabric was purchased from the Michael Levine Loft a while ago.

DIY Jumpsuit - McCall's 7910

Before I leave, I have to thank you for the amazing response to my last two sew-along videos. The feedback has really encouraged me. I’m very grateful to have your support. As I continue to learn this whole videography thing, I will continue to improve and bring you more content. My main goal, as I prepared to come back to YouTube, was to provide quality videos. I’m very proud of myself for what I’ve accomplished thus far. I appreciate your support, with all my heart.

Now, I’d like to hear from you. How do you feel about jumpsuits? Are you team jumpsuit: YAY or NAY? Leave a comment below.

Thanks for stopping by!

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 117 Comments

  1. Jo Griffiths

    Hi Anita – I have a question re the M7910 pattern. The instrustions say to use a Tricot for the lining… Can I use the main material instead? What did you use? Thanks. Jo

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Jo. Excuse me for the delayed response. I used a tricot. Depending on the thickness of your main fabric, it may also work well as a lining. My main fabric was very thin, so I used it as a lining for the bodice. I could have done the same with the pants but opted for the tricot instead.

  2. Rachel Mouton

    I really love your style. Jumpsuits are my favorite things to wear, but I too hate the ones that give me problems when I need to go to the restroom. I have been following you for a while and love your elegance. It is truly a blessing to me to receive wisdom, guidance, and inspiration to keep moving forward. Now I am going to try this and post it when done.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you so much Rachel! You’ve given my heart a smile. I really appreciate your support. Have fun sewing your jumpsuit.

  3. Mimi Routh

    The black jumpsuit is lovely! You could go around the world in that one garment. The white and zig-zag suits have that halter line which does not flatter many of us. Years ago when a USAF pilot friend got promoted, I got to sew on the new Captain bars. It was late and my lap was full of silver fabric, pockets and zippers. Yipes! The front zipper went down from the top and up from the bottom! . . . Tomorrow or the next day I will finally be under 200 pounds! Very important to drink lots of water! . . . Well, maybe for around home. Maybe in a smaller size. . . XO XO

  4. Doris Mays

    Jumpsuits are fabulous as you are wearing them. You are gorgeous and they are the bomb, lol. The white jumpsuit is a must have. Simply Stunning!

  5. JeriLynn Saint-Onge

    I’m in the love camp with jumpsuits and have several patterns but I’m not quite sure about the construction having the crotch area and waist fit properly.
    It would be wonderful if you did a sew-along addressing these areas. I love your style and how you carry yourself. I look forward to all your blogs and sew-alongs, thanks for sharing your knowledge and inspiration.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Jerilynn! Thank you so much for joining the conversation. Yes, the crotch area are always a touchy subject. I highly recommend the site. The offer video classes on fitting pants. They’re a membership site but you can purchase individual classes also. There are several fitting classes in their library. I’m thinking about doing a sew-along on this jumpsuit, or another one in the future.

      1. Sherrelle

        Yesssss please do a sewalong. Thank you in advance.

  6. Cherease Andrews

    First off, I just want to say that you always look amazing in your makes. You are in tune with what fits your body. All the jumpsuits here are beautiful but my personal opinion on them is that as a plus sized lady, I can’t do them. Jumpsuits show every curve and bump and my body has a lot of them. This is me, speaking from my own experience so I try to shy away from them all the time. I actually hate pants for a lot of reasons. This is just my opinion for myself.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Cherease! I hear you, sister. You’re not alone in how you feel about jumpsuits. We all know our bodies, what works and what doesn’t. Thank you for joining the conversation.

  7. Leticia

    I love jumpsuit, as a matter of fact I am getting ready to make myself one soon I bought the perfecr fabric for it and everything.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yaaay, Leticia! Have fun making your jumpsuit.

  8. Lili Nieves

    I love jumpsuits! It doesn’t matter what body shape or height there’s a jumpsuit for you. I must also say that age is no number when it comes to jumpsuits. I love your videos and your technique.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hi Lili! Thank you for joining the conversation. WooHoo! Another Team Jumpsuit member.

  9. Renee

    You look amazing in all your jumpsuits, Anita. You also have an amazing figure. Being older does not stop me wanting to make jumpsuits, I love them, so much easier to just hang one item in your wardrobe, however I have a belly that does not take kindly to the styles I’ve seen so far. I used to wear them often when they were in fashion in the 70’s and still think they are fabulous!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Renee! Yeah, you must find one that fits your own body in order to be comfortable in them.

  10. Lorraine

    No on the jumpsuit. I like the look. I like how you don’t have to find a top to match the bottom. It’s all there, just accessorize. But, I won’t wear one because of the bathroom issue. I choose not to deal with it. Not just because I feel vulnerable, but it’s just a hassle.

    1. Anita Morris

      I hear you Lorraine. It’s a valid point.

  11. Rene Henry

    I really like the style of jumpsuit…but don’t wear because of the bathroom issue. Also, they are such a chore to get out off. Your jumpsuit Anita looks great on you. Seeing you in it make me want to try it again. But they I recall the time I wore one, and think. I’ll take a pass!

    1. Anita Morris

      I understand your concerns, Rene. I don’t have a problem getting out of my jumpsuits. I just unzip, unbutton, or pull down and take if off. Hahaha! But hey, we’re all different, right?

  12. Lisa Brennan

    I love the comfort of a jumpsuit but don’t wear one because my bottom half is significantly larger than my top and I don’t think it would be very flattering on me. I think it looks great on other people, though (especially YOU!!)

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Lisa! Thank you for joining the conversation, and I understand your concern with jumpsuits on your body.

  13. Yolanda W

    I love jumpsuits in fact I purchased M7910 and a few other jumpsuit patterns . Looking at how beautifully yours turned out I am inspired to make a few real soon.
    Thank you

    1. Anita Morris

      Yaaayyy! Oh Yolanda, you’re going to love this jumpsuit. It is so comfortable. Wait until you see the pink one I made. I’m in LOVE!!!

  14. Stephanie Miller-Williams

    Yes Honey! I love them! You have to keep doing tutorials! You are the only one who sew garments that I can actually fit! For the first time since I started sewing, (2014) Those fro ants were the first thing that I have completed and put on and they fit! Thank you! ?

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Stephanie! Yeeesss! So glad you enjoy my sew-alongs. I plan to keep them coming.

  15. Anie Forbes

    I love a cute jumpsuit and am with you on the bathroom consideration. I am cautious about top half as I have a larger chest and often worry about the uni-boob effect. You are rocking all of them but I am particularly fond of the black one.

    1. Anita Morris

      Oh Anie, yeah, that uni-boob issue is serious. It doesn’t look good at all. I’m glad you’re conscious of that.

  16. susi rayner

    love a jumpsuit and have always wanted to make one……maybe sew along video for this 🙂 each one looks amazing

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Susi! I’m thinking about a sew-along on this jumpsuit. Just not sure which bodice view I want to do yet. There are three great options.

  17. Anne

    I love the way the jumpsuits look and the way you look in them! I don’t wear them because of the bathroom issue. I love your blog and YouTube channel! I hope to learn to sew through them and maybe start my own channel!

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Anne! Thanks for joining the conversation. The majority of people who don’t wear them have the same issue. Thank you for reading the blog and watching my YouTube videos.

  18. Linda Lott

    Yes I love them and I wear them. You did a great job, really cute.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yaaay, another Team Jumpsuit member!

  19. Aretha

    I happen to love jumpsuits. Over the years I have had a few, though the bathroom thing can be a bit annoying. Nevertheless I just dealt with it. A small price to pay for how nicely they look. I too like how you can dress them up or down. By the way you look absolutely stunning in each picture, but that comes as no surprise. You’re very inspiring. I hope to get back to sewing soon.

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Aretha! Yes, you have to get back to sewing so you can have some fun with us.

  20. Gwendolyn Styles

    Hey Anita, how you doing! I can tell by the picture your doing and looking great! I won”t say I love jumpsuits but I do like them! They are versatile.

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Gwendolyn! Doing well, sister and I pray that you are too. Yes, love the versatility.

  21. Carrie Cunningham

    Love all of your jumpsuits! Can’t wait to see the next one!
    As for my preference. I have to consider my body type (don’t we all?), so I’d only make/wear one in a woven with a good drape or a stable knit.

    1. Anita Morris

      Yep, Carrie! We HAVE to consider our body types and I’m so glad to hear that as a common consideration in this conversation today.

  22. Wanda

    Love jumpsuits. But I’ve found the only just the right cut, hides the “”middle age pooch”. Can’t wear them all. They remind me of the sophisticated ’60s!!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, Wanda! I agree that we need to find the right cut for our bodies. Yeeesss! they wore them well in the 60’s.

  23. Tanya

    I am team YAY all day. I love a jumpsuit. I agree with you that they are so versatile and easy to wear. I don’t have a bathroom issue. ? This is gorgeous, you made that fabric behave, wear it proudly.

    1. Joyce


    2. Anita Morris

      Yaaay, Tanya! Yes, girl, that fabric tried to take me out. ?

  24. Emma Powell

    Team jumpsuit!

  25. Veronica

    Ms. Anita,

    Again, you are amazing!

  26. Karen

    Absolutely No! to jumpsuits. I know they are comfy but the difficulty in going to the bathroom is more than enough reason not to wear them. I have no desire to have to undress just to go, men already have the advantage to just unzip most of the time.

    1. Anita Morris

      Karen ???!!! Okay, no jumpsuits for you!

  27. Josian Valerie

    I loveeeeee jumpsuits!!!!!!!!


    I love jumpsuits, I have ones for leisure and some cruises. Yes it can be a bit intimidating, when it’s time to go to the ladies, but as you say, just undress yourself and use the convenience and dress yourself again and walla. Your outfits are lovely. You look glamorous in all your outfits. You love hats,I notice
    Beautiful lady.??

    1. Anita Morris

      Hey Dinny! Oooohhh, YES, hats are my thing. I love them so much and wear them at every opportunity. Funny story: Once when my husband and I were having a house built, the builder started to look forward to my hats. I think I showed up once without a hat, and he asked, “where’s the hat?” Years later, he still remembers my hats. Hahaha!

  29. LaTanya Coleman Curtis

    Team Yay! And I’m 60. I seam to have to go to the bathroom a lot. Rofl but when I know I’m looking good. I don’t care.

    1. Anita Morris

      Latanya, I’m laughing so hard! Hahahahaaa!!! Keep looking good, sister!

  30. Tracy Decuir

    I love love love jumpsuits

  31. Theresa

    I’m in awe of you…you are so concise in your video tutorials…jumpsuits are so comfortable…I haven’t started sewing with a pattern as yet…I’m learning the drafting portion of sewing thus far and trying wholeheartedly to grasp the concept of sewing to improve upon my sewing skills…!¡!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thank you Theresa! I love that you’re learning pattern drafting first. That will help you tremendously when learning to adjust commercial patterns to fit your body. I still want to learn pattern drafting one day. Thank you so much for watching my videos.

  32. Deborah

    I love jumpsuits whether I’m wearing it to a concert, bridal shower or just hanging out with the hubby! I’m a big breasted girl so halter is totally out of my comfort zone. The black one the other hand I absolutely can do… look amazing as always, Anita. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Anita Morris

      Yes, Deborah! That’s the beauty of it. There are so many different styles that we can choose styles that work for our individual bodies. Thank you.

  33. Dawn

    I’m definitely team jumpsuit. I love them. The 2 you have pictured in this blog post are fabulous, I’m looking forward to seeing your next one.

  34. Wen

    Love jumpsuits on others, but not for me; bathroom, age, figure, all that stuff… ☺️