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My Sirocco jumpsuit, a Deer and Doe pattern

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

I am so excited to share with you my first Sirocco jumpsuit - yes, another Deer and Doe pattern. It's a very comfortable outfit, and it's easy to dress up or down depending on where you're going: A real gem in my opinion!


A woman with a short bob is wearing brown heels and a black jumpsuit. She is crouched down and smiling at the camera


Sirocco, a jersey jumpsuit

This Deer and Doe pattern was launched last year. And already at that time, I fell in love with the gorgeous photos Camille had shared on the brand's website.


If you've been here for a few years, you know that Deer and Doe is one of my favourite indie pattern brands: I've sewn most of their patterns by now. My fav include the Safran jean, the Airelle blouse, the Zephyr dress... and more. But as far as Sirocco was concerned, I was not 100% sold: Is that the best shape for me?!


After a few months of doubts and hesitation, I decided I was too curious to miss out, so I bought it, and jumped in this project straight away!




The sewing process

This outfit does require a very stretchy fabric. That's something I didn't fully apprehend when I bought this black jersey... lesson learnt!


I wanted my Sirocco to be one I could wear from October to April, in colder month, so I bought a very thick black fabric. It has two very different sides, and the back is almost French terry - a great one when it's a bit chilly!


The cutting process is not too long as the number of pieces is quite limited. So the prep is pain-free and fairly easy!



A woman with a short bob is wearing brown heels and a black jumpsuit. She is facing the camera and smiling

The actual building of the Sirocco is, as usual with Deer and Doe, very well explained. I don't think I struggled with anything with this pattern... except the pleats! For an unknown reason, I sewed box pleats instead of regular pleats in the back... no clue why! And I also messed up the pleats in the front as I did them in the wrong direction. No clue why I messed up this, I actually think the explanations were very clear!


In my experience, my actual challenge was due to the fabric I chose. My fabric being so thick, my overlocker struggled a bit (particularly at the waist). But the hardest thing was definitely its lack of elasticity! It's not quite stretchy enough, so I need to stretch, bend and fold in adventurous way to be able to put it on!



My version of this pretty jumpsuit

After trying it on, I really liked it. But was not yet in love! I took the legs in a bit as I wanted a narrower look (a bit more capri than cigarette pants).

I have zero regret, and will do that directly next time.

A woman with a short bob is wearing brown heels and a black jumpsuit. She is crouching down, facing the camera and smiling

Every sewist who's ever tried Sirocco says the same thing: When you wear it, you feel like you're in your PJs, yet you look super stylish. And... it's true. I wear it very, very often, particularly when I am on the go and need to look pro, and I am always very comfortable.


The pockets are also a nice bonus of this pattern, and actually, my hands are always hidden in them!


In conclusion? Yep, that's now a staple in my wardrobe. I have two other cut and ready to be made on my sewing table!


Marinette


A woman with a short bob is wearing brown heels and a black jumpsuit. She is facing the camera and smiling while dancing

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