Deer and Doe Sirocco

Deer and Doe Sirocco


As I slowly get acclimated to going back into the office (at least for a few days a week), the more I’m realizing that I need workwear that’s secretly pajamas.  Enter the Sirocco jumpsuit by Deer and DoeSirocco is a knit jumpsuit with a mock wrap bodice, short sleeves and two pant lengths – short for a romper and long for a jumpsuit.  I’ve had the opportunity to make this pattern in the past, but I always skipped over it because the pattern didn’t include my size.  Thankfully, Deer and Doe is expanding their patterns to offer more inclusive sizing, going up to 58”/147 cm bust and a 60”/152 cm hip, so I jumped at the chance to make it.  Using maroon cotton jersey purchased from Hart’s Fabric, I whipped up a comfy Sirocco that I can wear from the office to happy hour to passing out on my couch.







Sirocco was such a breeze to sew!  If you have a serger, you could probably make this over the course of a morning and afternoon and wear it out the same evening.  I think it would be equally easy to sew using a zigzag stitch on your sewing machine.  My hip measurements are one inch bigger than the pattern’s measurements, but since this is a knit, I wasn’t too worried about it.  I was a little concerned that this style would accentuate my full tummy, but my concerns were unwarranted.  I replaced the clear elastic in the pockets for regular knitted elastic because, in my experience, clear elastic doesn’t have the longevity I look for in my me-made clothes.  Other than that, I made no alterations, and the jumpsuit fits perfectly.  When choosing a fabric, make sure you pick one with at least 50% stretch.  This is so important because there are no closures in the jumpsuit; you have to step into the garment, so you’ll need a stretchy fabric.  I absolutely love the final result and am now planning on making a floral wide-legged version for the spring.








By Stitch and Shimmy

*Photo by Carrie at the Dancers Eye -*

American Cabaret Bellydancer.  Cheese Goddess. Crafty Chick. Seamwork Ambassador. Minerva Maker. Feminist Badass.


  1. Wow wow wow! That jumpsuit is popping –the color, fabric, and fit. I’ve shied away from jumpsuit patterns because of ‘boobs/belly/booty’ concerns–thinking it would not be a good fit. But you nailed it–which is very encouraging. I will definitely look up this pattern. Thank you for posting this!

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