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Jump suits

Marion6422 | Posted in General Discussion on

I love the trim look of jump suits but not the inconvenience of having to take the whole thing off several times a day. A regular tucked-in blouse always pulls out on me and looks sloppy, even if it’s fitted at the waist. Does anyone have a construction method with a separate  bottom and top that gives the same appearance?


  1. kayl | | #1

    Have you tried a smaller armscye? How about one of the snug-tex type

    waistband treatments inside the waistband of your pants or skirt?

  2. Elisabeth | | #2

    It seems like some men's clothing as well as children's used to have some kind of buttoning system that connected the pants and shirt on the inside invisibly to keep things in place. I wish I could remember this more clearly.

    There are reverse upside down suspender type things that attach to the shirt bottom and go between the legs. I have seen them advertised in the not too distant past. Also, in Claire Schaeffer's book "Couture Sewing" she gives instructions for making a "crotch stay" which is a version of that kind of suspender thing.

    A blouse can be sewn to a pair of panties and the panties are then cut open across the crotch and snaps are applied so it can be opened from below.

    1. kayl | | #3

      The kid's button-togethers I recall were based on a button in the

      inside waistband of the pants, and the buttonhole on the shirt tale.

      Never worked for my mom, as I was one of those tall kids that was

      forever coming apart in the middle, so I think I lived in corduroy

      jumpsuits till I started school. <g>

      Seriously, the Snugtex elastic, either used all the way around

      inside a waistband, or just as patches, does a pretty good job

      of keeping blouse and pants together. It looks a lot like

      regular elastic with some chain stitched rubbery stuff in rows...

      that's the grippy part that "grabs" the blouse fabric.

      Here's a picture of it in white, but it also comes in black: http://www.steinlaufandstoller.com/Elastics.htm

      1. Marion6422 | | #4

        That's a really good website for elastic. I haven't tried the Snugtex but it sounds like a good idea and the simplest solution.  Thanks. -- Marion

    2. Marion6422 | | #5

      I'm going to try the Snugtex first and if that doesn't work well, I'll try extending the shirt bottom to make the panties part, with snaps at the crotch.  I don't know why I hadn't thought of that myself.  Thanks. -- Marion

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