I have never met a jumpsuit I didn’t love and Zadie by Paper Theory is no different! It burst onto Instagram with a quickness and for once in my existence I was not late to the party. Zadie is definitely everything and more! It’s flattering, forgiving and the design and wear ease are perfect!
But first let me get to the meat and potatoes of this make. My fabric is a navy blue linen from Harts. I prewashed it, which of course made it softer, but I’m so glad that it kept it’s rich deep blue color. This linen is by no means stiff -it’s more lightweight and I felt totally comfortable (not sweaty) taking photos on the Lake Murray Waterfront.
I purchased the pattern on Paper Theory. There are about 2-3 sizing charts that you will need to make note of when you begin looking up yardage requirements and sizing.
Let’s talk a little bit about the sizing. I actually made 2 different muslins before I even cut into my linen. My first muslin was a size 12 for the top and bottom. My second muslin was a size 12 for the top and a size 10 for the bottom. What can I say, I’m a little more blessed on top.
Remember I said everyone was making this on Instagram? Well, one blogger in particular, Sylvia from the Ravel Out was very transparent (thank you) with her modifications. So while I was in my own muslin situation, she shared what she did to make the pants fit more. I followed her lead and took an inch out of the rise and tapered my pants using this quick guide. I did not take an inch out of the bodice -although I probably should have. I chose a more tapered pant because wide leg cropped pants can really make me look stumpy. Sorry, I don’t know another way to describe it.
Would I make this again? Honestly, yes. Especially now that I know my size. How do y’all feel about a sweater zadie for Fall?