Monday, October 5, 2020

What's Old is New Again, Boiler Suit Edition.

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.

Happy Sewing,


  1. This is really adorable. Im probably a bit older than you but I remember that pattern when it was new. My first job was in a fabric store. Happy sewing!

  2. Love this. Really flattering style and fun color!

  3. Absolutely Fab!!! I want one!! You look gorgeous. :-)

  4. Absolutely Stunning! You wear it so well, I'm envious! (I'm a short person and cannot pull those wide legs off :( so sad, because I love wide leg pants!)