Simplicity Pattern 8146 Matching outfits for Misses, Child and 18″ Doll

Fabric used: Viscose, cotton lawn

How is the sizing? As with all Simplicity patterns, it runs big but it works for this loose fitting jumpsuit/dress. The pattern comes in sizes XS-XL and child 3-8.

How clear are the instructions? I found them clear, no issues.

Is it worth buying? It’s worth every penny. You are getting 6 patterns in 1. Bargain!

If you are interested in making a jumpsuit and not sure where to start, I could highly recommend this pattern. With its loose fit and simple elasticated waist, you will eliminate the usual fitting issues that come with trousers and jumpsuits in general. The dress is easy too, suitable for a beginner.

I had 2 metres of this black and white viscose and it was enough for 3 jumpsuits, plus matching bias binding..but not enough to pattern match.

The pattern came together really fast, especially the kids and the doll version. You sew the trousers and bodice together and the elastic goes between the seam allowances. There is a button fastening at the back but I don’t think you need it. I never undo my one and I didn’t bother with buttons for Sienna’s outfits.

I made a black and white matching collection for #sewtogetherforsummer challenge in 2019. It’s an Instagram sewing challenge co-hosted by myself and my friends Sarah (@sewsarahsmith) and Suzy (@sewing_in_spain).

Sienna did really well out of this pattern – I made 3 jumpsuits and 3 dresses for her. I highly recommend this pattern, easy peasy!

Monika x

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