I am obsessed with boiler suits lately! I saw the Blanca Flight Suit by Closet Core Patterns and knew I wanted to make a pair. I have an extensive pattern stash and I am trying to be responsible by sewing the patterns that I have. I have several boiler suit patterns, but I chose to make vintage McCalls 5421. I love the princess seams, elastic waist casing and the various sleeve options available with this pattern. I am also a huge fan of wide legs so it was a no-brainer.
Blue is my favorite color so I chose Dark Blue Organic Cotton from Nature's Fabric to make my new jumpsuit.
I wanted to add a bit of pop to the solid fabric. I chose a silvertone zipper with a visible pull and 2 circle rings to make a belt closure.
I modified the sleeve to elbow length with a cuff and tab to which I added a simple 1/2 inch D-ring.
In addition to the princess seams in the front, the shaping of this boiler suit is achieved with a large casing at the waistline in the back.
I have had this pattern in my stash for years. I am so glad I finally made it. I am living my best retro jumpsuit life.