20 June 2016

My Marigold Jumpsuit

Marigold jumpsuit - sewing pattern from Tilly and the ButtonsMarigold jumpsuit - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons
It's all settled - this is the outfit I'm living in this Summer!

I sewed this Marigold jumpsuit in a lovely viscose bought from Sew Over It (now out of stock, but they do have a cracking selection of other viscoses). And then made my long-suffering fella take a million photos while we were on holiday to the Amalfi Coast before he was rewarded with a limoncello ice cream. We found this wall is in pretty Atrani, five minutes walk from Amalfi itself.

Marigold jumpsuit - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons
Marigold jumpsuit - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons
Marigold jumpsuit - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons

This jumpsuit is soooo comfy. I wore it three days of the holiday, and have been layering it up over a t-shirt for the cooler climate of London.

When you sew your own, bear in mind that the bodice wants to hang easy - don't be tempted to over-fit it, by making the neckline too tight or shortening the straps excessively. It'll feel snugger once the facing is attached, and the last thing you want is it cutting into your armpits. You also need that blousiness with the extra fabric at the waistline - especially at the back - so you can sit down comfortably without getting a wedgie! Think light, casual, Summery :)

Marigold jumpsuit - sewing pattern from Tilly and the Buttons

And finally, I couldn't resist getting a photo in front of this sign! No idea what they're selling, but we obviously share a love of names :)

Coming up, Vanessa has written two really helpful posts on fitting the trousers and bodice to your shape. Stay tuned for those on Friday, and catch the rest of the Marigold sewalong here. Hope you join in!


Sewing pattern: Marigold sewing pattern
Fabric: Sew Over It
Necklace: Oliver Bonas
Sandals: Saltwater


  1. They sell 'a little bit of everything'.

  2. I wasn't sure about a jumpsuit but the way you style it, I see your vision, I share your vision! I'm amazed at how many people have already whipped up their own. Holy smokes I wish I could sew confidently and quickly like that... I'll just keep on keepin' on learning - all thanks to your book by the way!

  3. This is fab Tilly. I love how you have styled it with the bright coloured accessories.
    We have matching outfits (well fabrics) I just made a BHL Flora in this lovely viscose. It has such a lovely drape and handle doesn't it!?
    It was lovely seeing you again at the John Lewis Bettine-Sew-Along the other weekend.

  4. It's gorgeous, Tilly. I have got some navy and white polka dot crepe for mine, considering some hot pink piping! Loving your with the yellow saltwaters, too. All the loves, basically. Amore amore!

    Ciao, bella x


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