The ES Clyde jumpsuit aka the mother of all pockets

posted in: Grow Mama

I took a break from sewing masks to sew up a muslin of the Elizabeth Suzann (ES) Clyde jumpsuit last week. Which I adore. I have long been a fan and was sad to hear that the business had closed in lockdown. She was a groundbreaker in ethical clothing and business and I loved her style. I coveted that jumpsuit and jumped (see what I did there) at the chance to make one for myself. For a limited time Elizabeth had offered downloads of her patterns, trusting that those that did would donate to charity, which I gladly did. The patterns are no longer available but the good news is she will be launching her line as patterns online soon. Totally recommend buying!

I picked up some deep olive green fabric of unknown composition from our fabric bargain store to make the Clyde up in. I don’t usually make muslins, and if I do, I try and use a decent fabric so they’re wearable, and happily this one is. Sizing was spot on and I am keen to make it up in light stretch denim for spring and summer next.

I think this is my summer gardening uniform sorted. And check out THE MOTHER OF ALL POCKETS!

It’s a new construction method for me, which I enjoyed. The blog, Not a Primary Colour, gave a good run-down on ES and the jumpsuit – I love hers! And mapped out how she’d approached construction with a great slideshow. You can see that here.

I still wear my denim Zadie jumpsuit from Paper Theory Patterns loads. Every time I wear it, someone asks me where I got it. So satisfying to say I made it, even after thirty-something years of making my own clothes! Never gets old

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