This design had us feeling extra nostalgic, so we named it— Tailored Tear-Away Jumpsuit. Although the buttons don’t literally “tear-away”, this jumpsuit still gave us major Spice Girls vibes. I guess you could say we’re paying homage to our favorite 90’s fashion trend.
From secretly lined silk insides to fabric covered buttons, we will provide some insight on our favorite design elements in this jumpsuit.
Fabric Covered Buttons
Our favorite type of buttons are fabric-covered buttons! There are 32 buttons in total (15 along each side seam and 1 on each shoulder strap). We wanted to play around with non traditional openings and alternative closures (ex. no zipper), so fabric-covered buttons only made sense!
Fabric-covered buttons can add a special touch to any design and are also a great way to use up fabric scraps! You can find a button-covering kit at most fabric and craft stores.
A faux front cross-over is so in right now! This type of opening is very flattering and allows you to layer with a long sleeve top or blouse underneath. We are thinking about using the surplice top part of this pattern and replacing the pant part with a skirt. What do you think?
Superhero Shoulder Straps
Baby got back (straps)! Our 90’s inspired jumpsuit features two long shoulder straps that button-up at the shoulder seam and drape down the back of the garment. This visual element is a personal fave!
No garment is complete without pockets. These slash pockets are fully lined with the same silk charmeuse lining the inside of the bodice and pants.
Pssst…our insides are showing! We can’t get over the lining in our latest design- Tailored Tear-Away Jumpsuit. 2.5 M of silk charmeuse fabric was picked up from Fabricana. By far, this is one of the comfiest jumpsuits we’ve ever worn. It basically feels like your swimming in silk charmeuse!
Fun Fact: This version of the jumpsuit is in fact a wearable fit sample! That's right...version 2.0 coming soon. What color would you like to see us make this out of?
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Designed, photographed and written by Sheila Wong Studios