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Royal Blue Jumpsuit

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Royal Blue Jumpsuit

When I sew, I want every seam to be straight, every gather to be evenly spaced, every zipper to be flawless, and every hem to be properly measured.  However, it doesn’t always work out that way.  There are times when I make mistakes on techniques that I’ve already mastered to perfection.  Sometimes I make bad fabric choices.  Then, there are times when I choose a pattern that simply isn’t flattering for my body type.  Every seamstress makes a mistake at one time or another.  We are constantly learning and perfecting our craft.  So, what’s a girl to do when she makes a mistake while sewing her own garment?

I absolutely love this jumpsuit pattern.  It is a very easy sew and looks quite lovely finished.  While I made some simple mistakes on this one, I chose to leave it as is and rock it anyway.  I will point out the mistakes I made and explain to you why I’m doing that afterwards.

  • My gathers at the top are not evenly distributed.
  • I should have cut the top larger to achieve a fuller gathered look.
  • I would have preferred a longer length on the pants.

I wanted to point out my mistakes especially for those of you who are new to sewing.  Mistakes happen for all sorts of reasons.  In my case, the mistakes that were made in constructing this jumpsuit were due to rushing.  Because I waited until the last minute to prepare my outfits for my vacation, I pushed myself to make 7 pieces in one week.  That’s insane, and not something I would normally do.

I chose to leave my jumpsuit as is because I knew I could still wear it and get away with the mistakes.  Also, I had no time to fix them.  I’m sharing all of this to encourage the beginners.  When you make mistakes on your garments, don’t give up.  Some projects you will be able to fix.  The trained eye of a seamstress may catch your mistakes, but most people will never notice.  Some projects you will have to trash. When you make a mistake on a project that can’t be fixed, don’t allow it to discourage you.  Take a break and move on to your next project, or have a “do-over.”  Whatever you do, don’t give up!  Keep sewing!

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Have you ever rocked an outfit you’ve made, even though there were mistakes?

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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. Sheila DS

    Beautiful jumpsuit! I see what you mean about the gathers, but I would never have noticed if you hadn’t pointed it out.

  2. Sharon B

    Ahhh Nooo, you’re killing me….lol!! Anita that jumpsuit is the business and blue is a gorgeous color on you. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Toy

    You are amazing Anita! I love your royal blue jumpsuit and ?? lol. Thanks for the encouragement I have a pattern I started on last week it became so frustrating it’s balled up in the corner now haha. I think I will start over and figure it out. That pattern was taking the life out of me!

    1. Anita Morris

      Awwww, thank you, Toy, and you’re welcome! Ahhh, the frustration–I’ve been there too. That’s when I take a break and come back the next day. Sometimes, a fresh start makes a huge difference.

  4. dorothy scales

    girl that jumpsuit is amazing and looks great on you!

  5. Larhonda Johnson

    Lovely, Anita

  6. Stephanie

    Anita, are you going to be doing any advanced tutorials for the more seasoned seamstresses?

    1. Anita Morris

      Heeey Stephanie! Yes, as soon as I’m done with the Beginner’s Sewing Course, I will start doing tutorials of some of the pieces I make. I’m waiting to do that because I want to get the newbies started first, so they can follow along later too.

      I’m really looking forward to doing some more advance tutorials. Thanks for asking.

      1. Stephanie

        Okay! Waiting patiently!! LOL!!

  7. Shontell

    Mistakes, mistakes….Ohhhh those ugly mistakes! I’ve certainly had my fair share of them while perfecting my sewing skills however, I’ve learned to keep it moving and rock my garment anyhow! I’ve bought RTW items that I’ve noticed flaws in so if the manufacturer keeps it moving so can I ?. Enough of my ranting… As always, you look Absolutely Amazing Anita! It’s a simple pattern yet your color choice and your fabulous style has made it perfect. Honey who would’ve known those were “mistakes” if you hadn’t pointed them out. *lol* ?
    This post was definitely encouraging! GR8 job my sewing sister!

    1. Anita Morris

      LOL! That’s my point EXACTLY, Shontell. If you don’t point them out, they will never know. You are so right about RTW. Thanks for commenting.

  8. Cordelia

    Lovely! Mistakes or not you look fabulous!

  9. Rosalind Sampson

    I love a good jumpsuit and this one is nice. I purchased one in black I wish I could find one in that color looks good on you lady!

    1. Anita Morris

      Thanks Rosalind! A black jumpsuit is a must have, and I DON’T have one. I will certainly be making one in the near future.

  10. Sandi

    I love it and wouldn’t have seen the “mistakes”. You are such an encouragement and I love your garments. Always so polished and flattering on you. But it’s good to know that you too make mistakes and that not so perfect things happen to us all regardless of our skill level. ?

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