We’re so excited for you to meet our latest sewing pattern – and it’s a goodie! Photographed before lockdown and available as an instant digital download, we’re delighted to introduce the Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit.
With modern details and a flattering shape, you’ll feel cool as a cucumber in the Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit. We’ve had our sights on releasing a new jumpsuit pattern for a while now because they’re fuss-free and super stylish at the same time. And we think Alexa is no exception!
With optional flap pockets, two different sleeve finishes and leg lengths, there are loads of options available for you to make the jumpsuit or playsuit of your dreams.
We know you’re going to love her just as much as we do. Read on to find out more…
When designing Alexa, Tilly wanted to create a jumpsuit or playsuit that can be worn all day (or night!) and make you feel stylish and comfortable at the same time, whatever you’re doing. Alexa will be your go-to garment of choice, whether you’re pottering around the house, going for a restorative stroll or when you want to dress to impress.
Alexa has a button-front bodice with a curved V-neckline, subtle forward shoulder seam, and blousy waist cinched in with an external waist channel and tie. The relaxed waist makes this super comfy to wear as you can adjust the tie throughout the day. It also has grown-on sleeves and no trouser fly, making her relatively speedy to sew – yay! Make Alexa as a jumpsuit with ankle-length, easy-to-fit peg-style trousers, or as a playsuit that’s perfect for hot summer days.
Alexa also has some gorgeous utility-inspired details. Add the optional pleated flap pockets (we know how much you love pockets) and rolled sleeves and sleeve tabs to make a statement, or leave them off for a simple, pared-down look.
The best bit about wearing a jumpsuit is – like a dress – you don’t have to pair it with anything. You can pop on one item of clothing and you’re ready to take on the world!
SIZING AND SUPPLIES
The Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit is available in our extended size range, which includes ten sizes, from UK 6 – 24, US 2 – 20, or EUR 34 – 52. You can see the exact body measurements on the sizing chart.
Alexa is designed for light- to medium-weight woven fabrics with some drape such as linen, chambray, viscose (rayon), lyocell (Tencel), cotton lawn, double gauze and crepe de chine. You’ll be able to achieve countless different looks and styles depending on the fabric used. Choose a viscose, linen or double gauze to keep cool in the summer, or opt for cotton chambray to create an on-trend boiler suit inspired look.
In addition to your gorgeous fabric, you’ll need interfacing, buttons for the bodice and additional buttons for the pocket flaps and sleeve tabs if you’re adding them. For a full list of supplies needed for Alexa, check out the shop page for more details.
As always, Louise, our office fashionista, is working on a fabric and general inspiration post for Alexa, to be published soon. Keep an eye out for this as they’re always packed with gorgeous fabrics and will be sure to get your creative juices flowing!
Excited to stitch up the Alexa jumpsuit or playsuit? Grab it from our online shop 🙂
We always love seeing your makes and progress shots so don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @TillyButtons using the hashtag #SewingAlexa so we can see your lovely creations.
Author: Nikki Hoar
Photographer: Jane Looker
Models: Alice Irvine and Selena Singh
Hair and Makeup: Laura Anne
Blue Tencel chambray: Oh! Sew (gifted)
Black viscose linen: Stone Fabrics
Tropical rayon challis: Minerva Crafts
As always, thank you to our amazing testers for your input xx