Black and White Striped Nettie Bodysuit

I’ve seen so many amazing versions of Closet Case Files’ Nettie Bodysuit that I knew I had to make one. Its not something I would have considered trying on in a store but after seeing everyone’s creations and how versatile they are I decided to go for it.


I had been searching for the right fabric for awhile. I knew I wanted a black and white stripes where the stripes aren’t the same size and where the stripes are fairly bold. This proved surprisingly difficult. When this fabric showed up at Mood I ordered it right away (good thing because it looks like it sold out pretty quickly).


I cut a size four at the bust and for the sleeves and graded out to a size eight at the waist and ten at the hips. I also shortened the front and back torso by two inches.


The bodysuit came together fairly quickly – just the shoulder seams, neck band, sleeves, side seams, leg bands, and snap crotch. None of the steps are particular tricky.


At first I wasn’t sure about the snap crotch but I figured it would be necessary since I wasn’t doing the low back option. I used the left over liberty fabric from my Deer and Doe Datura Blouse.

There is a little bit of extra fabric at the center back so I’d like to try is a swayback adjustment.



3 thoughts on “Black and White Striped Nettie Bodysuit

  1. The neck band is so striking. This looks like a really versatile item for a wardrobe – it could go with so many colors and skirt styles.


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