I love Closet Case Patterns! So far I’ve made two of their patterns, the Clare Coat and Fiona Sundress both of which I love. I can now add a third pattern to that list! I had the opportunity to test their latest release the Amy Jumpsuit and it didn’t disappoint!
The Amy Jumpsuit features a v neck and back, wide shoulder straps for bra coverage, a body skimming bodice, wide cropped pants, inseam pockets and a side zipper.
You already know I love a jumpsuit and this one is truly a winner! First of all I love the silhouette. It’s comfortable and roomy without being big and baggy. I wore this to a Labor Day cookout and let me just say I munched all day and had a few (re:several) drinks and was comfortable ALL day! It’s the perfect look to hide a food baby belly! You can also add an tie belt to show of your waist for those non-food related events.
I love the fact that the straps are wide enough and placed just right to hide bra straps! McCalls 7755 is a great jumpsuit that can offer the same belly camouflage (I’ve made twice here and here), but it requires either going braless, wearing a strapless or bandeau bra or making the bra part of your outfit.
As an added bonus there are inseam pockets, which of course you can omit – BUT WHY WOULD YOU??? They are large enough to hold my Samsung Note 8 which is all I need some days.
Heather wanted to get the pattern out in time to take advantage of the end of summer, but I see myself wearing this into fall. I live in the south so I still have weeks of warm weather left, but even after the temps begin to drop I see myself throwing on a denim jacket or a cardigan and some ankle booties and still rocking this look.
My fabric is from a local fabric store and I’m not sure what it is but I’m guessing it’s a polyester. It has a slinky feel and nice drape which works well for this pattern that can work with anything from a flow-y challis to a crisp linen.
Heather and her team made a couple changes to the pattern as a result of the testing feedback. The first was raising the bust darts and the second was adding the optional tie belt.
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Pattern: Closet Case Amy Jumpsuit
Pattern Description:The Amy Jumpsuit is comfort and breezy elegance all in one tidy, minimalist package. With a figure-skimming silhouette and ultra wide, cropped legs, it’s got the soul of a floaty slip dress in the body of a jumpsuit you’ll never want to take off.
Sizing: 0-20 I sewed a 16
Difficulty: 3-Advanced Begineer
Fabric Used: Dark navy blue and tan print polyester?
Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes
Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes
Likes: bra concealing straps, v neck, pockets, wide cropped les
Pattern alterations or any design changes made: None
Would I sew it again? Yes, I need several.
Would I recommend it to others? Definitely.
Conclusion: Perfect jumpsuit to transition into fall.