Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

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Palm Leaf Amy Jumpsuit

Before I get into this make (which I LOVE) I feel I need to acknowledge that this was not my best pattern matching or print placement work. A stark contrast to my tiger dress. In fact, I was so excited to dive into the project I just decided to wing it and live with wherever the palm fronds ended up. Well, I’ll let you be the judge.

This is the Amy Jumpsuit from Closet Case Patterns and I have been wanted to try it since it was released late last summer. It is a relatively simple sew, and I figured I could get away with going straight to fabric for my first version. I lengthened the rise 1″ to ensure that it wouldn’t be too ‘crotchy’ as we like to say, and I am pleased with the final fit! This is a straight size 20 and I am 5’9.5″.

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

The fabric I used it a rayon challis that I picked up on my travels in Thailand in 2018. We went to Sampeng Lane and I had so much fun fabric shopping. This print really spoke to me and I have been saving it for a nice, large pattern with lots of surface area to show it off! A jumpsuit was a bit risky on account of the center front and back seam, but the way the leaves ended up on the front gives it a cool effect!

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

I really like the placement of the leaves on the straps and the two leaves on the center front catch the eye. I am less pleased with the double leaves on the back and the crotch leaves, but you win some, you lose some. A print this scale is so hard to place. I think when I am moving around, the jumpsuit flows so beautifully and nobody notices these things, right?

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit is such a joy to wear. The waist tie cinches it all into place and it feels effortless in this lightweight challis. It also has pockets! I have worn it nearly every day since completion and I am sure it will be a workhorse for me this summer.

Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit
Closet Case Patterns Amy Jumpsuit

In order to be super comfortable and stop jumpsuits and culottes from riding up in the crotch, I swear by thigh-saving shorts. I wear them all summer under nearly everything and they make such a difference. This jumpsuit would be OK without them, but my upper thighs would be hurtin’ by the end of the day! I get mine here.

I think I will make a second Amy Jumpsuit in a neutral colour since this one has gotten so much wear. I look forward to sharing more!

Happy sewing!

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Helen Wilkinson is the designer and founder of Helen's Closet Patterns. She also co-hosts the Love to Sew Podcast! Helen is obsessed with all things sewing and strives to share her passion and knowledge with the sewing community.

27 Comments on “Palm Leaf Amy Jumpsuit”

  1. Thanks for the tip about the under-shorts! I often wonder if people in dresses or loose bottoms have any comfort issues or if I’m the only one! Thanks for sharing a solution! And your jumpsuit is lovely! I did not notice any problems with pattern placement until you pointed it out. I love that print and they look so cool and breezy!

    1. Thanks! I did the zipper, but can pull it on and off. It is a bit awkward if I don’t unzip though, so I am glad I did it 🙂

  2. Great tip on the shorts! And the jumpsuit looks awesome 😉
    Back to the shorts- how do they fit? they seem to suggest going down a size? Which style do you like best?? I’ve been trying to find some of these in Canada!

    1. They are a good local source! I love the Rubia ones, but I am tall, so they don’t quite reach my knees like in the pics. I have some Hallie too, but I find the also ride up. I need the extra length. I do size down to L even though I am usually XL 🙂

  3. Your jumpsuit is lovely, is it roomy enough that you could wear a t-shirt underneath? Love your shoes; can you tell us where you bought them? Thanks.

  4. I’m so glad you mentioned about the shorts for this pattern because I always wear shorts under skirts to prevent chafing and I kept wondering to myself if people go without for this style or not!!

  5. I never made a jumpsuit, was never into it. But I’m considering giving it a go. Yours looks amazing! Really suits you 🙂

  6. This is one of two jumpsuits I’m looking at. What is the width of the bottom of each leg? I can’t find it on the pattern website. Thanks.

  7. Oh my goodness, I need to make this! I adore yours! I always worry about lengthening the body/rise for jumpsuits since I’m super tall, and how to do that properly, but I think now seeing yours I need to give it a go- it’s awesome!

  8. Beautiful, if you hadn’t mentioned the leaf placement I would have never thought of it. Question, do you think you could modify pattern to have a solid top (no center seam on the front)?

  9. I love the jumpsuit! The pattern placement is awesome, I also didn’t notice anything until you pointed out. Even so, it looks great! And thank you for sharing your short secrets! I’ve gone everywhere looking for shorts for under my dresses but haven’t had any luck. I’ll give these guys a try. Thanks!!

  10. I only just became aware that those shorts are a thing! I’ve cut the legs off too-short tights and used them the same way. The chafe is real. When you’re swishing no one will be counting leaves!

  11. This looks great on you! I didn’t think I liked this pattern, but your version is making me think twice about that. I didn’t notice the print placement either. This looks perfect for summer. Great job!

  12. I just ordered the pattern to make my own jumpsuit so I can swish around. I’m going to try to make it in a knit since I’m a little bit out of the size range (the finished measurements wouldn’t provide enough swish factor). Your leaf placement, what are you worried about? I think what you do have to worry about is everyone coo-ing where you go your outfit! Hello fabulous;) Thank you for mentioning the shorts you wear underneath — even when I was thin I had major chafing and never understood how people went swanning about in their cute summer dresses, etc. I ordered from Blue Sky. I was wearing Jockey Skimmies, while they are not shapeshorts like SPANX, they’re still hot.

  13. Hey Helen, I think your palm leaves are fine – try having a lobster’s head disappearing into your crotch seam 😉 this is what comes of having to scoop out your crotch AFTER sewing the pants, instead of doing your adjustments beforehand.
    I’ve been resisting the jumpsuit craze given my length/depth issues but you make it look very tempting…
    Thanks for all the work you put in to inspiring the rest of us!

  14. HELEN…..I use your ‘AVERY Leggings’ pattern and make Bamboo jersey ‘shorts’ in XL & they are heaven under dresses etc.. in summer, no need to buy them ! The Bamboo is light and breathable and your pattern works a treat . Thanks you

  15. Love this jumpsuit so much! I appreciate your laid-back approach to pattern-matching since I don’t think it matters one bit for this piece. 10/10 Fab!

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