Hi All. The Farrah I’m wearing is a new pattern from Sew Over It, just released this week. As a Pattern Insider, I got a copy in advance. I love anything that has a utility look to it, so this boilersuit caught my interest right away. It gives functional a fresh look with big flapped pockets and a button-down front.
I made my version of the Farrah from a medium weight cotton- linen blend. I think the drape of this fabric really contributes to how I feel about this make. For the Farrah, any medium weight woven will work (cotton twill, corduroy, linen, stretch denim). In my opinion though, the softer the better. With a soft fabric, the elastic waist doesn’t bunch at all.
The pattern is designed with a good amount of ease so fitting this pattern to my own figure wasn’t hard. The only adjustment I had to make was to shorten the bodice by about an inch. I’m 5′ 4″ with a short waist so I expected this would be the case.
It’s quite comfortable to wear. The oversize style contributes to this as does the elastic waist. I did make one change to the pattern. I dropped the flaps from the lower pockets because I wanted to be able to stick my hands and cell phone in there easily. The pockets are roomy, perfect for my phone or wallet and I’m glad I made that change!
Although the Farrah style was a bit out of my comfort zone, I’m so glad I gave it a try. The one piece look is definitely on trend now and I enjoy wearing this so much. I could imagine another version of this pattern in a rust or olive colored corduroy. There are lots of cool versions popping up on Instagram, so check them out for inspiration.
Happy sewing and thanks for stopping by!
P.S.. I received a copy of the Farrah for free, but the opinions expressed here are my own.
10 thoughts on “Sew Over It Farrah Jumpsuit”
Wow! This is brilliant. I love the look of this. I’ve never worn a jumpsuit before. They are well outside my comfort zone, but like you, I love the utility look. I’ll have to have a think about this pattern…
ThAnks, Corrine! I’ve always been a bit intimidated about the idea of fitting a jumpsuit to myself, but was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. It would look great on you!
It’s so good Linda! The style really suits you.
Thanks, Diane! I felt like it was a bit of a stretch but I’m glad I went for it!
Absolutely smashing on you!
Honestly, I didn’t think much of the pattern until seeing how you made it in denim and styled it with belt and boots. Now it really looks cute!
Thanks! It always amazes me how trying a different fabric can totally transform what we make.
The outfit looks great. The ease designed in the pattern looks comfortable. How were the directions? Great look!
Thanks Helen! The directions and illustrations were clear. The ease in the pattern is perfect because this is an outfit you want to be able to move in.