Sewing All The Leopard Print: The Lexi Jumpsuit

I told you all I was going to be using a LOT of leopard print in my wardrobe this fall! Once again it is a STAPLE in any wardrobe and to me, I have basically been treating it like a “neutral”. Leopard print pairs with ANYTHING. Check out my previous leopard looks here and here!

Now let’s get to this JUMPSUIT. For this look, I used the LEXI pattern from one of my favorite sewing people ever, the person I learned to sew with, Mimi G. This pattern was a very easy make and fits very loosely. I would suggest making one size down if you would like for it to be a closer fit. I wanted something comfortable and versatile and this one is just it. You can dress this jumpsuit up, like I did, or throw it on with some sneakers a cute belt and go. 

The fabric I used for this jumpsuit was a crepe knit. The right side has the feel of crepe fabric while the inside is silky soft and smooth but it is definitely not silk. It has great stretch but a little too much stretch for the hem bands. Since my fabric was looking wonky around the hem bands, I decided to add sweater ribbing that I found at Hobby Lobby. Originally, I wanted to wear this with sneakers but I didn’t like the way it looked with the particular sneakers I was planning to wear. The ribbing was supposed to help tie the sneakers to the outfit but that didn’t work obviously. I did, however, find a way to make this an extremely glamorous outfit with just accessories, a faux fur coat and some boots!

One change I would make to the lexi pattern besides sizing down would be to shorten the opening in the back. I sewed mine the way it came on the pattern and it really felt like a store bought halloween costume. Since I know I will repeat this pattern again I will keep in mind to close it up a bit. Other than those two minor changes the lexi pattern was amazing, quick and had a beautiful end result. I am interested to make it in other prints and even make one with two different fabrics but that is probably something for the spring. Also, if you are curious about the faux fur jacket that is also me made from 2018. I made it using faux fur from Joann Stores and McCalls M7847. It was nerve wracking but overall pretty easy to make, keep in mind the pattern does not include pockets!

I hope you all enjoyed this look, make sure you follow me on instagram @AndreaNaturally. See you all at the next blog post…. Which will probably be more leopard print. 

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