Amy Jumpsuit - Closet Case Patterns

"My jumpsuit brings all the torts to the yard....."  (That's how that song goes right?)


Well, Sammy and Clyde got extremely curious when I was taking pictures of today's creation and they came scooting on over to join in!

I didn't think I was a jumpsuit kind of person, especially RTW where there's actually no chance my top and bottom halves would be the same size. I also didn't think I'd be making any more warm weather gear this year either but here I am with Amy.

The Amy Jumpsuit by Closet Case Patterns seemed to come out of nowhere and initially I was not wholly sure due to it's romper style in the pictures. As more tester pics came out though, and the version with the belt materialized I became a bit obsessed with it, and to get that out of my system, made it.



This fabric is BEAUTIFUL black Tencel from Fabric Magpie.  Perfectly flowing but sturdy enough for an easy sew without it shifting around. Jet black soft natural fibers....yum. A perfect pairing for this pattern.

This was the Craig David of jumpsuits really - bought it from Heather on Monday, pdf printed on Tuesday, arrived and cut it on Wednesday, Thursday sewing it up and wore it on Friday.

Much thanks to Sarah of Print Your Pattern who got this out within minutes of ordering or so it seemed!


Size-wise the instructions said that there was no real need to grade between sizes due to how roomy this jumpsuit is. I spanned 10/12/14 so decided to grade between 10 and 12. It does fit but it's not as loose as others look and it is a tiny bit tight on top. I think next time I would go up a size to a 12/14. I do like however the slightly more fitted feel of this though as the back looks nice and smooth.

I love this jumpsuit but my only gripe is that the zip isn't long enough for me to get in and out of it comfortably. The side zip ends at the top of the pocket, which wasn't quite low enough to get it fully over my hips. (Have I done this wrong?!) I do have to do a rather spectacular wiggle to get in and out of this. It's a one cheek at a time situation. (I'll leave you with that wonderful image) Big booty issues. Not a huge problem but it does make me worry I'll break the zip if I'm out and about! Always travel with a safety pin?

It may also need a slight body lengthen for me however perhaps the larger size would have accommodated this and the zip entry issue, I'm not sure. I wonder also whether the zip could go up the back instead for extra length. I do not want to forgo the pockets as they are obviously a keeper-feature.


The pattern is of course beautifully executed as always, simple but beautiful. The bodice has a lining and the method of attaching this, by rolling the zip seams inwards, was a wonderful new technique to me. The top very much reminded me of the Ogden Cami however I do prefer this method of construction as there's less faffing about involved with the straps.

The shaping of the back is just beautiful and I would love to hack this into a dress version next year. The thick straps get a thumbs up aswell as you can still wear a bra. I reckon this would be good dressed up or down for daytime. What an all rounder!

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4 comments:

  1. This looks lovely on you. I wasn't sure at it when the pattern first came out, but the more I see the more I think I might try it! I made the Sallie jumpsuit recently and much to my surprise really liked it and this isn't too different.

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    1. Yes its funny how this pattern grows on you doesn't it. I think this is the fancy Sallie, Sallie is super comfy though!! Who doesn't love stretch..

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  2. This looks really lovely! I like the belt and the fabric is gorgeous.

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