So I’ve got a thing for jumpsuits. They make getting dressed super easy and unlike dresses, I don’t have to worry about my thighs burning like the fire of hades after strolling a few city blocks. I like that I can run around the studio, haul fabrics, etc. and not worry about flashing anyone my goods. I also like that they’re effortless to dress up. Swap out your flats and ponytail for heels and fun earrings and you’re ready for a night out.
This jumpsuit is made from the Closet Case Patterns Sallie jumpsuit pattern and is definitely one of my favorite jumpsuits. I blogged about it last spring here.
This time I made a few mods. I lengthened the bodice by about an inch and widened the leg another inch or so for a more dramatic wide leg. Other than that the pattern is pretty fabulous!
This version is made out of a super-drapey hot pink ITY knit. I find when working with ITY I like to use my serger for 90% of the project then use a 70/14 stretch needle for the neckline, hem and waistband construction. I’ve got this pattern down to about 2.5 hours- the instructions are straight forward and clear, as with all Heather Lou’s directions.
I styled this jumpsuit with a pale pink clutch, my favorite heels by Sam Edelman, and vintage earrings found in my mom’s stash (aren’t they awesome! and they’re clip on!)
If you’re on the fence about trying your hand at a jumpsuit this is the one to try. Highly recommend!
Happy sewing and styling,