Sewing with knit fabrics: Sew a strapless summer jumpsuit

Nothing says summer more than bare shoulders in the sunshine! A strapless bandeau jumpsuit is a hot item for summer this year, and we're going to show you how to make one!

You'll need about 3 yards of stretch knit fabric like rayon/lycra. The example photos show linen and stretch shimmery satin fabric (also options for this jumpsuit.)

Sew a Strapless Summer Jumpsuit DIY + Instructions + Tutorial

There are just a few simple steps to create this:

  • We'll be working with the Christine Jonson Taper and Wide Leg Pant, designed for knit fabrics (link below)
  • You'll take some measurements of your high bust to draw the bandeau top of the jumpsuit
  • You'll sew the bandeau top to the waistband of the pants and create a clever elastic casing for the waistband at the same time
  • You can use either skinny or wide leg. If you make the skinny leg, fold over a casing instead of a hem, put elastic in side and wear them slightly above the ankle!
  • This is a beginner-level project

Because Google doesn't like duplicate content:  instructions are on our Social Media Evangelist's blog and are linked here:

StraplessJumpsuitKnitDIY
Jumpsuit cuffs - for the skinny-leg version, turn under the hem 1.5" and stitch, leaving an opening to insert elastic. Measure elastic around your ankle loosely, insert, stitch closed.

Jumpsuit cuffs - for the skinny-leg version, turn under the hem 1.5" and stitch, leaving an opening to insert elastic. Measure elastic around your ankle loosely, insert, stitch closed.

Gorgeous, elegant, comfortable as pajamas! Go glam with layered necklaces and jeweled sandals. Go casual with neutral woven or buckled sandals. Wear it under a draped vest or jacket. Pull it on over a swimsuit after the beach or pool.

Here's the pattern we used. The bandeau top you will draw as you make this project!

Taper Pant & Wide Leg Pant
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