McCalls 8457 Sew Along

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Loose Fit Jumpsuit Perfect For Spring And Summer

McCall’s offers sewists a cute jumpsuit that will work for all those spring parties and summer cookouts. Paired with this stunning tropical linen viscose, you will love the comfort and style! Jump into the jumpsuit trend — you will be happy you gave it try. Check out my McCalls 8457 Sew Along for all the steps, edits, and suggestions for making this cute jumpsuit.

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The Pattern

McCalls M8457 is a fun and trendy jumpsuit. The front button closure makes for easier dressing than a back zipper. It also offers three different sleeve variations styles so you can sew this up several times and get a different look each time.

Front buttons, side pockets, and wide legs make the loose fit easy style fun to wear.

The pattern comes in sizes S-M-L-XL-XXL. It is a very loose fit jumpsuit, I made a Medium.

The Fabric

The pattern calls for Cotton Blends, Cotton Lawn, Gauze, and Silkies.

My practice garment was a Cotton Lawn and I found it too stiff for a smooth look.

I love the drape and look of the Minerva Exclusive Rainbow Harvest Linen Viscose Blend Fabric. It gives you the look of linen, but because of the Viscose it drapes and doesn’t wrinkle.


For this project I used Vilene Interfacing from Minerva.

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The Practice Garment

McCalls 8457 Sew Along

A jumpsuit is not difficult to sew, but it does require some fitting details. I made a “wearable muslin” with a length of cotton lawn from my stash. The finished piece was cute for banging around, but needed tweaking.

I made the usual adjustments for my frame, i.e. angled the shoulder and opened up the upper back.

The major adjustment came once I put the practice garment on. The back was huge! It popped out below the gathering and I looked like an oompa loompa — very unflattering. Who needs extra fabric in the back — no one! After removing 6″ from the center back (I unpicked the yoke and resewed the center back seam) it fit better. Best I could do with an already made garment.

The correct way to eliminate the extra fabric is to alter the tissue

Slice down the back tissue from the top to close to the crotch, then cut across to but not through the side edge.

McCalls 8457 Sew Along

Then, overlap the cut portion at the top by 1/2 of the total amount you want to decrease by. Tape the pieces in place. When you cut, use a straight line across the top and ignore the indent created by the pattern tissue edit. On the final garment I removed 12″ from the back!

McCalls 8457 Sew Along

Pro Tip: You don’t need to make a complete garment as a muslin, you can simply sew the jumpsuit front and back with yokes to get an idea of the fit.

The Sew Along Videos

Follow my sew along and go step by step to sew this cute jumpsuit.

Minerva Ambassador

This fabric is also part of the Minerva Brand Ambassador program so you can look for my upcoming review on Minerva.


Tools From Amazon

Small Ironing Board

Pressing Ham

Rowenta Steamer

Jewelry From Amazon

Betsy Johnson Celestial Moon & Star Drop Earrings

Healing Bracelets

Shoes From Stitch Fix

Ralph Loren Sandals from Stitch Fix – use my code to get $25 off your first order —

Sew This Cute Jumpsuit

McCalls 8457 Sew Along

McCalls 8457 is a fun pattern to make and comfy to wear. Let’s get started on the McCalls 8457 Sew Along!

Happy Sewing



McCalls 8457 Sew Along

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