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Pleats And Thank You PDF Pattern

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Pleated at the shoulder, relaxed throughout the body, this jumpsuit or top has got you covered through all activities during your day.

Shoulder pads lift this pattern into a sophisticated, modern wardrobe staple that can be dressed up or down. Featuring a classic crew neck and a long keyhole opening at the center back, this sweet pattern is a joy to sew and wear. Ready to sew the perfect jumpsuit OR top? Don’t mind if I do, Pleats And Thank You.

 

Isabelle wears a size 8 and her personal measurements are high bust 34″ (86cm), full bust 36″ (91cm), waist 29.5″ (75cm), and hip 40″ (102cm).

 

The Pleats And Thank You Jumpsuit is shown in Fresh Leaf Linen in color Marigold. Check out our Pleats And Thank You Jumpsuit Kit which is meant to accompany the digital PDF pattern.

The Pleats And Thank You Top is shown in Nestable Organic Cotton in color Sand. Check out our Pleats And Thank You Top Kit which is meant to accompany the digital PDF pattern.

Looking for just the trims? We have a Pleats And Thank You Trims Kit which provide you with just the shoulder pads and buckle.

 

Are you more of a visual learner? We have a 9 hour, 5 part workshop available that covers sewing the jumpsuit in real time! The PDF + Workshop are sold together here.

$16.00

SKILL LEVEL:

CONFIDENT BEGINNER

YOU WILL LEARN:

  • French Seams
  • Clean Finish Seams
  • Understitch
  • Edgestitch
  • Sewing Pleats
  • Sewing Inseam Pockets (Jumpsuit View Only)
  • Constructing a Keyhole opening with a Facing
  • Burrito Method for the Armholes
  • Inserting Shoulder Pads
  • Optional: Creating a Self Fabric Belt with a Prong Buckle (Jumpsuit View Only)

YOU WILL MAKE:

  • A jumpsuit or a top
  • Optional sizes from 0-18 B-Cup
  • Optional sizes from 14-30 D-Cup
  • Purchase includes a digital pattern file with sizes 0-18 B-Cup size range and 14-30 D-Cup size range
  • Skill level: Confident Beginner
  • PDF pattern includes illustrated instruction documents, A0 copy shop files, and print at home files prepared for A4 & letter size paper
  • Video tutorial sew alongs available on our YouTube Channel 

Jumpsuit View

  • Self fabric (your main fabric)
  • Lightweight to midweight fusible interfacing
  • Matching all-purpose thread to your fabric
  • Optional: top stitching thread
  • 1x pair of shoulder pads 1/2” (13mm) thick
    • *recommended size: 7 3/4” (19.7cm) long X 4 3/4” (12cm) width
  • 1x or 2x 18L (7/16” or 11mm) buttons
    • *although a range of button sizes will work!
  • For Belt Option Only:
    • 1x 2” (5cm) buckle with a prong for the belt
      • *a range of buckles will work! i.e. a prong from the center bar, a prong from the side bar, oval shape, and even a slider style buckle without a prong will work if you eliminate the eyelet steps in the sewing construction 🙂

Check out our Pleats And Thank You Trim Kit which includes the recommended shoulder pads and buckle.

 

Top View

  • Self fabric (your main fabric)
  • Lightweight to midweight fusible interfacing
  • Matching all-purpose thread to your fabric
  • Optional: top stitching thread
  • 1x pair of shoulder pads 1/2” (13mm) thick
    • *recommended size: 7 3/4” (19.7cm) long X 4 3/4” (12cm) width
  • 1x or 2x 18L (7/16” or 11mm) buttons
    • *although a range of button sizes will work!

The Pleats And Thank You Jumpsuit is best suited for light to midweight woven materials.  The jumpsuit is finished with a self facing around the neck and armhole which could get quite bulky if your fabric is too heavy. The pleated shoulder detail will fall differently depending on the drape of your fabric. A stiffer fabric will create a more structured appearance, while a relaxed fabric will produce a natural drape down the body. Light to medium weight linen, cotton, even lighter weight denim or canvas could all work really well with this pattern. Other options could be wool suiting, crepe back satin or tencel/lyocell twill.

The Pleats And Thank You Top is best suited for light to midweight woven materials.  The top is finished with a self facing around the neck and armhole which could get quite bulky if your fabric is too heavy. The pleated shoulder detail will fall differently depending on the drape of your fabric. A stiffer fabric will create a more structured appearance, while a relaxed fabric will produce a natural drape down the body. Light to medium weight linen, cotton shirting, voile, or silk could all work really well with this pattern. Other options could be wool suiting, crepe back satin or tencel/lyocell twill.

The Jumpsuit Fit

The Pleats And Thank You Pattern is a very relaxed fit, oversized jumpsuit with plenty of ease built in. The neckline sits close to the collarbone with a long keyhole opening at the center back to get in and out of the jumpsuit. You can choose 1 or 2 buttons to close the keyhole opening. The top button is necessary for closing the neckline and the middle button at the chest height is optional, but may be preferred if you want to keep the back a bit more closed off. The neckline and armholes are finished off with an interfaced facing. The #3 Front Facing piece is the most fitted pattern piece of the entire jumpsuit, but no need to worry because it is curved to rest above your chest so no fitting adjustments should be required! The shoulders are meant to be exaggerated and come away from the shoulder edge of your body, which is controlled with the shoulder pad construction. The pleats at the shoulder seam are meant to fall down the body and open up around the chest, giving a beautiful drape. The optional belt piece helps create definition at the waist and a dramatic difference between the bold shoulder and wide pant legs with a cinched in mid-section. The one area to pay attention to when determining fit adjustments for the jumpsuit is height differences. The pattern is drafted for someone who is 5’8” (172cm) tall. See pattern adjustments below for more help!

If you are between sizes, size down.

Adjusting For Height & Proportions

The pattern is drafted for a 5’8” (172cm) tall person so you may wish the shorten or lengthen accordingly. Pattern piece #1 Front and #2 Back have 3 separate shorten/lengthen lines at the waist, hip, and knee. It is recommended to disperse the necessary height adjustment across the 3 separate lines to maintain the same proportion as the original design. The jumpsuit has some shaping down the #1 Front and #2 Back piece that will start to disappear if you only remove or add length to one line at the waist or hip. To shorten or lengthen the pant legs, use the shorten/lengthen line at the knee. It may be tempting to just remove or add length at the very hem of the legs, but it may cause problems later on while attaching the hem facing pieces since they are slightly shaped.

You can refer to the finished garment measurements to compare your personal measurements and determine how much length is needed to remove or add. Compare the LENGTH FROM HPS (HIGH POINT SHOULDER) to your personal measurement from HPS to the ground to determine how much length you would like to remove or add. You can also compare the FRONT RISE TO NECK and BACK RISE TO NECK to your personal measurements, but it may be harder to understand how that measurement will feel in the final garment as the crotch point on the legs is quite low down.

With the belt, the crotch point and the pant legs raise up about 1-2” (2.5cm-5.1cm). So it is best to determine if you plan to wear the jumpsuit with or without a belt before adjusting the length. The crotch point is drafted to fall about 4” (10.1cm) from the top of your inner thigh without the belt. With the belt, the crotch point is drafted to fall about 3” (7.6cm) from the top of your inner thigh.

 

The Top Fit

The Pleats And Thank You Pattern is a very relaxed fit, oversized top with plenty of ease built in. The neckline sits close to the collarbone with a long keyhole opening at the center back to get in and out of the top. You can choose 1 or 2 buttons to close the keyhole opening. The top button is necessary for closing the neckline and the middle button at the chest height is optional, but may be preferred if you want to keep the back a bit more closed off. The neckline and armholes are finished off with an interfaced facing. The #3 Front Facing piece is the most fitted pattern piece of the entire top, but no need to worry because it is curved to rest above your chest so no fitting adjustments should be required! The shoulders are meant to be exaggerated and come away from the shoulder edge of your body, which is controlled with the shoulder pad construction. The pleats at the shoulder seam are meant to fall down the body and open up around the chest, giving a beautiful drape.

If you are between sizes, size down.

Adjusting For Height & Proportions

The pattern is drafted for a 5’8” (172cm) tall person so you may wish the shorten or lengthen accordingly. Pattern piece #1 Front and #2 Back have 2 separate shorten/lengthen lines at the waist and hip. It is recommended to disperse the necessary height adjustment across the 2 separate lines to maintain the same proportion as the original design. The top has some shaping down the #1 Front and #2 Back piece that will start to disappear if you only remove or add length to one line at the waist or hip.

You can refer to the finished garment measurements to compare your personal measurements and determine how much length is needed to remove or add. Compare the LENGTH FROM HPS (HIGH POINT SHOULDER) to your personal measurement from HPS to determine how much length you would like to remove or add.

 

SIZE SELECTION

Find the size that corresponds closest to your personal measurements in the size chart below. Patterns are designed for a 5’8” (172cm) tall person. The following measurements are needed to determine your size:

HIGH BUST | The circumference above your chest, under arms, and below your shoulder blades

FULL BUST | The fullest part of your chest, often times across the apex

WAIST | The smallest part of your torso, directly underneath your rib cage and above your hip bones

HIP | The widest part of your hips, patterns drafted for 8” below the waistline

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Top View

 

 

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