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.