Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

 

Why did I wait so long to sew this fabulous pattern?  The Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit is easy to wear and a pleasure to sew.

Forever ago, in the times when we were allowed to go in shops and to sewing workshops (I am writing this during the Covid-19 lockdown) my friend Suzi rocked up in a lovely loose black jumpsuit from Cos (something like this) with a stripey t shirt underneath.  She looked so stylish and comfortable that I filed it in my brain under “outfits I covet”.

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From my sewing sketchbook, my trusty scribbles!

I have rather a lot of kindly donated fabric in my stash, and every now and then I pull out a forgotten piece and its like buried treasure.  I usually know not what it is, nor what to sew with it, but the fun is in playing around and ending up with something I could never have planned.

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

In this case it was a medium-heavy weight black ribbed polyester jersey fabric I would never have bought.  Black washes me out and I recoil in horror from most things polyester.  That said, it drapes really nicely, and has a slight sheen. Its donor, my brother in law, only ever buys excellent quality fabrics so I knew it sew up well.

I made the straps out of denim as I thought the weight of the garment would soon stretch out jersey straps and I think they work well.

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

I think a thick, drapey black poly fabric would make an excellent jumpsuit – and it didn’t take long to find a contender.  The pattern is designed for woven fabrics, but I took a gamble because this jersey is so stable.

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

I am very happy with the result!  I didn’t dare press as one timid attempt resulted in me scrubbing burnt polyester off my iron with wire wool.

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

Looking at the photographs, I can see that its a little big around the chest.  Of course as I have no zip in this version it needs to be roomy to pull on and off, but in its next reincarnation I’ll pop a zip in (she says, casually) which will allow for a closer-fit top.

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I made the belt for fancy wears like date nights with Mr Z (currently a glass of wine at the bottom of our garden while little Z watches some animated Netflix).

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

Details for fellow sewists:

I made a Size 10 with no fit adjustments.  My measurements: Bust 37″, Waist 29″, Hips 39″, I’m 5’6″ tall.

I didn’t need the zip in the side on account of stretchy fabric.

Next time I will lift the neckline slightly as there is some considerable bra-revealing going on when worn in fancy-format.

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

    1. Thank you Anna! I would never in a million years have bought this fabric, its so much fun sewing with donated fabric. And now I have a jumpsuit that I love and feel great in. I highly recommend the pattern, if you haven’t already tried it 🙂

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