I was chosen to test this pattern by Alice and Co last year. This review is what I did to make this pattern work for me.
This is a super quick to make (3 hours). The Jump Up Suit is designed for two-way stretch fabric. It is sleeveless with a fitted bodice and wide legs. It looks great on its own and has been fabulous to wear during our heat filled Summer.
The neckline is an unusual square with a nip at the front and vee at the back. No need for a zip – you simply shimmy into this jumpsuit.
As Alice and Co says ‘Fun fact – a ‘Jump Up’ is an impromptu Caribbean get together, with some beers, barbecue and music – we can’t think of a better outfit for such an event!’
This pattern had easy to follow instructions and as I mentioned at the start, I made the first version up, without hemming, in about 3 hours from pattern adjusting, cutting and sewing this up.
In theory I love the neckline. In practice, front neckline needs some reinforcement because it has a small v-finish at the centre front. By after wearing this jumpsuit a lot – it really is a minor issue.
In practice, this jumpsuit slips on and off easily when you need to go to the ‘bathroom’.
I’ve used various poly knits for each version I’ve made and this black print version uses ‘crowded faces’ knit that Minerva Crafts gave me to collaborate with Alice and Co launching this jumpsuit pattern.
I’ve made this 4 times now. The previous versions were also worn a fair bit during the Summer.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
Initially I shortened the leg length.
The next version I brought the crotch curve up.
By the third version I raised the back neckline so it doesn’t show any bra straps
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
I’ve sewn lots of jumpsuits now and also sewn this version 4 times now. I recommend it if you’re just trying out jumpsuits that are quick to make and easy to wear.
This is a great style if you are body conscious. Use a good print so you don’t have to feel self-conscious.