The Laela Jeyne Lotus camisole and bodysuit is a free pattern (read how to get it here).
I love a good bodysuit with a skirt. They are comfortable to wear. I also move the snaps forward so they are easier for me. I cut off the front crotch on the pattern pieces and then tape them to the back. It results in a longer crotch piece in the back making it easier for me to grab and close the snaps in the front. You can see the pink bias tape I used for the snap closure in the picture below. Fun fact, the snaps are not sewn on here. I was having issues with my hand and it was super swollen so I decided to leave them off for the picture.
Just like with the Mica shirt, I made a 2XL E cup graded to a 3XL at the waist. The fit on this one isn’t perfect. That said, I didn’t notice how the back of the bodysuit was pulled down a bit due to catching on my leggings. I think it actually needs a full seat adjustment so that it sits right. Originally, I thought it needed more length especially at the back, but I think it needs more room in the bum. I will also do a full belly adjustment.
The sides of the top need to be raised a bit more to not show my bra. I was also thinking of making wider straps since I don’t love the width of those straps.
I made it using leftovers from my Disney Princess Gabriela onesie. It’s cotton lycra with 4 way stretch.
The pattern is good. My fit issues are mainly due to my bust being larger than what the pattern is drafted for so I am not surprised about the sides not being high enough to not reveal my bra. As for the belly and bum fit…well those are typical adjustments for me. Otherwise, I think it’s a good pattern.
Both this pattern and the Mica were great ways to try out Laela Jeyne patterns. I’m grateful that they were free. I’m definitely going to try out another Laela Jeyne pattern at some point.
- Pattern: Laela Jeyne Lotus Bodysuit (read how to get it here)
- Pros: Good size range. Options for bodysuit and camisole. FREE.
- Cons: Definitely some fit issues for me. However, those are mostly due to the fact that my bust is larger than what the pattern is drafted for.
- Make again?: Yeah definitely
- Rating: 4.5/5 stars