Are you ready to make the jumpsuit of your dreams? We are, and we've got the perfect sewing pattern for you: Olivia palazzo jumpsuit pattern. It’s an extra wide leg & flattering, flowy, high-waisted overall that's also super comfortable.
Whether you're heading to a party or just want a new way to rock a sexy fit "I can take on the world" look, this jumpsuit pattern is for you. It's got style, it's got comfort, it's got everything you need to make yourself feel like the most confident woman in the room. This pattern has all of your needs covered.
How To Style And Wear Your Palazzo Jumpsuit Pattern
Not many patterns can rival the sophisticated yet sultry look of a Palazzo Jumpsuit. To expand your sumptuous-dressing horizon, take advantage of the fitted bodice, bishop sleeves with slightly puffy shoulders to accentuate your bust with the addition of a subtle chain necklace.
The palazzo pant legs might cover parts of your shoes, but that doesn’t mean that your favorite strappy block heels will be completely invisible - people will appreciate them as you walk.
Alternatively, you can opt for a pair of kitty, pointy toe heels with the addition of a hobo or a mini bag. If the weather gets too chilly, layer your Palazzo Jumpsuit with a cropped blazer.
Olivia Jumpsuit Pattern Overview
One of the most exciting things about sewing is that you can make your own clothes—and we're here to help!
This guide will take you through the step-by-step process of hand-making a relaxed modern look jumpsuit, using our Olivia digital jumpsuit sewing pattern, which can be purchased in our webshop.
The in detail instructions and illustrations will make sewing your jumpsuit easier.
More Of What's Inside Our Jump Suit Pattern
- A printable PDF pattern format (You will need Adobe Reader on your computer to open the PDF files)
- Measurement sheet and size chart
- Step-by-step guide on how to cut and sew your pattern with ease
- Assembling the pattern piece
- Step by Step Instructions with Illustrations
- Different sizes you can choose from
- A4 and Letter format for printing at home
- A0 for printing at the copy center on A0 paper rolls
- Projector files for projecting the patterns directly onto the fabric using the home projector
*All files are compressed in the ZIP archive for easy downloading. All sizes have separate files, you only need to print the files that are relevant to you.
How To Make A Palazzo Jumpsuit
The Olivia is a super-comfortable, high-waisted jumpsuit that's designed to be stylish and sophisticated. We've included easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions on how to create the Olivia jumpsuit yourself, so read on!
- Your Olivia Jumpsuit Pattern
- Preffered fabric
- Color matching thread
- Sewing machine
- Fusible interlining
- Fusible interlining tape - 0.5/1 cm wide
- 1 invisible zipper 55 cm long
- 4/6 buttons
- 2cm for hem
- 1 cm for the rest of the seams
First thing’s first: you have to make sure the fabric you are using has some stretch in it. That’s what will keep your item fitting snugly and looking good!
The good news is that there are plenty materials to choose from when it comes to making you new item. Consider medium weight elastic woven fabrics, such as stretch satin, stretch taffeta maybe even cotton, but there are more stylish options than that for such a precious style pattern
For example, our sample is made of stretch taffeta
How much fabric do you need for your diy jumpsuit?
We've got a handy chart below to help you get the right amount of fabric for your size. It is based on a useful width of fabric between 140 and 150 centimeters, so If you're using a different width or pattern (like stripes, prints), just adjust the placement of pieces so that the finished garment will fit correctly to the available width
Don't you hate it when you put all your time and effort into making a beautiful garment, only to have it shrink in the wash?
Luckily, there's an easy way to avoid this problem: test your fabric’s contraction before cutting it. To do this, iron steam the raw material at its maximum heat recommendation. Most fabrics have a heat recommendation printed on their care label or bolt
How To Sew A Palazzo Jumpsuit Pattern - Sewing Instructions
Time to start sewing this palazzo jumpsuit pattern and spice up your wardrobe. We’ve got the process broken down into easy-to-follow steps with lots of illustrations so just follow along.
Sewing the bust.
- Apply the fusible interlining on the front waistband and back waistband (5+6) and cuff pieces (10).
- Apply fusible interlining tape on the front and back neckline and center back, on the lining pieces (pieces 2 and 4) fig 1
- Sew the front lining darts and press them facing down
- Gather the bottom of the front bodice from the center to the middle notch: Sew one row of gathers at 0.5 cm and the second row at 1.5 cm. Leave long tails of thread for gathering.Gently pull on the two ends of the thread on the wrong side—the fabric will gather along the thread. Match the gathering with the notches on the front waisttband piece (center front notch and the quarter notch). Secure the threads at the one end to prevent the stitches from pulling out. fig 2
- Sew the shoulder seams and side seams using a 1 cm seam allowance. Press the seam toward the back, and neaten the seam using a 3-thread serger stitch.
- The same is done with the lining.
- Place the lining bodice to the fabric bodice, right side to right side, taking care to match the notches. Sew together around the neck edge using a 1 cm seam allowance. fig3 Press the seam orienting the seam allowance towards the lining and sew a topstitch at 1-2mm from the edge, including the lining and the seam allowance in the seam.
- Sew the sides of the front waistband with the back waistband pieces and press the seams open. proceed the same with the lining waistband pieces.
- Place the bodice between the waistband and the waistband lining according to the notches and sew using a 1 cm seam allowance. Press the seam orienting the seam allowance towards the facing and sew a topstitch at 1-2mm on the waistband lining, including the lining and the seam allowance in the seam.
- Topstitch the bottom of the waistband with the waistband lining at 0.5 cm from the edge. fig 4
- Overlock the center back edges of the bust
Sewing the pants
- Pin the pleats together on the front pieces of the pants (piece 1)-notch 2 over notch 5 and notch 7 over notch 4- and sew at 0.5 cm from the edge to fix them in place. fig 1
- Apply fusible reinforcement tape at the wrong side of the pocket opening (you can also cut and use thin sections of interlining)
- With right sides together, sew the pockets at 1 cm along the curve (piece 3 and 4); overlock the seam edge and press. fig 2
- With right sides together attach pocket piece (piece 4) to the pocket opening on front pant (piece 1). Press the seam and fold towards the pocket side. Apply a flat stitch at 1 mm through the pocket (piece 4) and the seam allowance. Fix the pocket in place with a 0.5 cm topstitch at the seam edge on top and side parts. fig.3
- With right sides together sew the center front seam of the pants. Overlock the seam edge and press.
- Overlock the raw edges of the center back pieces
- With right sides together sew at the center back seam of the pants, from the zipper notch down. Press the seam open. fig.4
- With right sides together sew along the left and right side seams of the pant. Align the notches and sew using a 1 cm seam allowance. Press seams open and overlock. fig.5
- Repeat step 8 for inseams
- Overlock the bottom hem edge. Fold it over 2 cm to the wrong side and sew. Press the hem. fig 6
- With right sides together, sew the waistband to the pants at 1 cm (aligning bottom edge of the waistband and top edge of the pant). Press seams up and overlock.
Sewing the sleeves
- Sew the bias tape (piece 11) on the sleeve slit: Place the bias strip to the sleeve slit edge, right side to right side. Sew the bias to the edge using the edge of the machine foot as a guide. Wrap the folded edge of the bias to the wrong side of the garment. Place the folded edge to the sewn line and topstitch at 0.1 cm fig 1
- Sew the side seam of the sleeve (piece 7). Press and overlock the seam fig 2
- Take 1 piece of cuff and bend 1 cm inwards, wrong side to wrong side, of the top part and press fig 3
- Join the bottom and side edges of the cuff pieces (outer and inner) using a 1 cm seam allowance. cut the corners and turn the cuff inside out. Press to form the final cuff. fig4
- Take the sleeve and sew one row of gathers at 0.5 cm and the second row at 1.5 cm on the bottom part. Sew at a great pace and leave long tails of thread for gathering. fig5
- Place the bottom of the sleeve that is going to be gathered to the top of the outer cuff right, side to right side.
- Gently pull on the two ends of the thread on the wrong side—the fabric will gather along the thread. fig6
- When all the gathers are in place, sew the sleeve and cuff together, using a 1 cm seam allowance. Press the seam gently
- Turn under the seam allowance of the under cuff and pin in place around the cuff edge, taking care to insert the seam allowance inside the cuff. Make sure the two leading front edges of the cuff are symmetrical.
- Use a flat top stitch to secure the under cuff at the cuff edge. Sew at 0.5 cm. fig 7
- Between the sleeve notches, insert two rows of gather stitches, one row at 0.5 cm from the raw edge and the second row at 1.5 cm. Sew at a great pace;
- Place the sleeve into the armhole, right side to right side. Match the notches and the underarm seams. Pull up the gathers to make the sleeve head fit the armhole. Pin from the sleeve side.
- Sew the sleeve in the armhole at 1 cm from the raw edge. press gently and remove the second gather stitch. Overlock the seam
- Make 2 buttonholes on the upper side of the cuff at the point indicated by the pattern markings. Sew the buttons on the underside of the cuff.
Sewing the zipper
- Apply a strip of fusible interlining tape on the wrong side of both center back seam allowances to match the zipper placement.
- Pin the zipper in place on the left side of the garment, right sides together. Undo the zipper and sew using a concealed zipper foot. fig 1
- Zip up the zipper. Pin the other side of the zipper in place on the right side. Undo the zipper and sew in place using a concealed zipper foot. Press the zipper seam gently.
- Turn inwards the zipper caps and topstich 0.5 cm from the top to keep in place. fig 2
Sewing the belt
- Apply fusible interlining on the belt (if needed)
- Sew the 2 belt pieces together at the center back, right sides together, at 1 cm. Press the seam open.
- Fold the belt in half, right side to right side so the fusible is showing. Pin.
- Sew along all the raw edges using a 1 cm seam allowance. Remember to leave a gap of approx. 3in (8cm) at the center back to turn the belt through. Remove the bulk from the corners. fig 3
- Once the belt has been turned to the right side, press the seam carefully so that it is on the very edge.
- Hand sew the gap at the center back closed with a flat fell or blind hem stitch.
All done, you did it! We hope you enjoyed our tutorial and the result of your hard work. You are now the proud owner of your very own fashion custom-made 70s inspired jumpsuit.
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