I considered trashing this, but decided to fix it up. I had what I thought was a clever idea making this. I wanted the jumpsuit to fit really well, but still have room to sit down comfortably. So I added a panel of vertical ruching at the waist. Sound plan in theory, but in reality it was saggy and I never wore it for more than a few minutes. I even made a muslin without the crazy ruching, but once the idea came to me I was sure it was a brilliant idea.
Looks better, eh? I removed the elastic thread, and then cut apart the top and bottom, removed a few inches and reattached. In doing so, I lost a snap which makes it hard to get on and off. I also slimmed down the legs at least 4″ per leg. I really hate the feeling of pants hanging low, so I added an elastic at the back.
I’m pretty happy with the result. It’s not perfect, but it fits well and when I get to making another jumpsuit I can use it as a reference. I’m sure I’ll wear it lots as soon as the weather is cool enough in the fall.