Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

Closet Case Amy Jumpsuit

I’m back with some more pattern testing! This is the new Closet Case Pattern Amy jumpsuit, which is a quick PDF release that they squeezed in this summer. It is meant for light-to-midweight wovens, but lucky for me, Heather let me test it in a knit!

Closet Case Amy Jumpsuit

Amy is the jumpsuit equivalent of a swing dress: fitted at the top, and all kinds of volume below. I have about a million photos of me striking ridiculous poses, because it’s just so fun to wear! It is a bit of a fabric hog, because the bodice and wide legs are cut all as one piece. I shortened mine 6″ and it took 3m of fabric. I sewed a straight size 18, even though my hips fell into a size 20. There is plenty of room.

Speaking of fabric – this print is fun, right? I got it at Fabricland on by birthday, and thought I’d make a Charlie Caftan…. but this jumpsuit works equally well to highlight the large scale stripes and floral. I got a bit of doubling at the centre front and back seam, but that’s not the worst this print placement could have gone!

Closet Case Amy Jumpsuit

To make it in a knit, I really didn’t change much. I skipped the side zip, but did sew the bust darts. I narrowed and shortened the bodice lining piece, and added elastic to make it into a shelf bra. (Speaking of bras, you can see my full-cup bra peeking up at the underarm in a few pics, but generally I’d say it is quite well hidden!) I did shorten the straps to raise the neckline. I considered reinforcing the neckline with elastic like in the Sallie Jumpsuit, but decided the ITY wouldn’t bag out, and in fact it’s easy to get on and off.

Closet Case Amy Jumpsuit

To be honest, I wear this as homeclothes (aka. all-day pyjamas) more so much out and about… it’s stretchy, comfy, and the shelf bra makes it perfect for lounging! I do feel quite chic in it though, in that “yeah I look different but I look good” kind of way. Definitely couldn’t buy this in a local shop! I do think it could be quite elegant in a solid colour though, and perhaps a tie belt if the volume is too much for you. I’m wearing it with a cardigan right now, and it looks a lot like a sundress until I walk!

Closet Case Amy Jumpsuit

Finally… don’t you think this pattern will make a lovely camisole when shortened? Like everyone’s favourite Ogden cami, but with darts and wide straps to cover a bra. Or a romper… or a full-length jumpsuit…frankly, it would also be dead easy to cut off the crotch extensions and just make it into a dress. Am I convincing myself to sew more? You bet! (Spoiler: After I wrote this, I sewed a dress version! I’ll share it soon.) 

Closet Case Amy Jumpsuit

This is why I love pattern testing. I might not have known I needed this in my life, but I do love it! Is it for everyone? No, I doubt it… but it is awfully fun!


10 thoughts on “Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

  1. I would never wear it in a million years…
    That being said, it’s a shame that I wouldn’t because it has to be one of the most fabulous things I have ever seen on a real person!
    Myabe for my teenage daughter…
    Also, great darts in ITY….

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  2. It does look lovely for a comfy one piece outfit! I had to look very closely at your fabric. The bottom photo made me think it was a see through net like embroidered fabric and you were wearing a black body suit under it! I usually look at your photos first, then go back to read the article! Nicely done, Gillian!

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  3. This is the PERFECT pattern for me!! You look like we would be the best of friends – same shape & whacky sense of fun! I’m a SUPER hydrator thanks to the meds I take & that combined with a rare skin condition means I live most of my life in long pants & singlets. I’m just LOVING this pattern!!! How do I go about purchasing one please? 🙀😻😻😻

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  4. Ooh, I like your thought of making it as a bra friendly cami, since that’s the exact reason I’ve avoided the Ogden. This is the sort of thing that I can’t see myself wearing as is, though it looks fabulous on you! But as a hacking start point… I bet the bottom could be fabulous with an elastic waistband as pants, too.

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  5. What fun! Looks perfect for those hot summer days at home. Or, for me, a top to wear out in the world. I love your blog and everything you do for us curvy women. So nice to see patterns made up on your lovely figure!

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  6. Gillian, I love the way your mind goes to all the other possibilities with a pattern! I would have never thought this pattern was for me- but I really like it on you, and we have similar measurements & height. I also love your use of patterns & color – because I’m often sewing something for “necessity” instead of “fun” I often stay kind of safe in my choices, you give me reason to make some more distinct choices esp around color! What about with short sleeves in a solid ( maybe I’ll choose something bright!) color with a tie belt as you mentioned….hmmmm….possibilities! Thanks Again!

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