DIY Wide Leg Jumpsuit - Review of the Amy Jumpsuit pattern by Closet Case Patterns

DIY Wide Leg Jumpsuit - Review of the Amy Jumpsuit pattern by Closet Case Patterns

Hello sew-friends! Today, I’m finally sharing the Amy Jumpsuit that I made back in June. I loved wearing this jumpsuit this summer because it’s comfortable in the heat, looks kinda fancy and is just fun to wear.

This fabric is a rayon crepe that I bought while in Copenhagen a year and a half ago. I bought three pieces of fabric from Stoff & Stil while I was there and have been hoarding them for just the right projects. The fabric is really easy to work with and presses well. The fabric also has a nice drape which works well with this pattern.

DIY Navy Crinkle Cocoon Dress - Lou Box Dress 1

DIY Navy Crinkle Cocoon Dress - Lou Box Dress 1

One of my pattern testers recently posted on IG that she has made FOUR (!!!) Lou Box Dress 1’s and that each of them feels completely different. First off, I love hearing when someone has made one of my patterns more than once. It fills me up with warm, gooey feelings. In a good way. :)

Second, this insight proves that simple silhouettes can be immensely versatile. Using different fabrics to make the Lou Box Dress or Lou Box Top results in very different garments, without that repeat feeling. Because these patterns can be made in woven or in knit fabric the possibilities are even greater than with most patterns. With the Lou Box Dress 1, I can use a sweatshirt fabric for a cozy, lounge dress or choose a yummy woven fabric like the sand-washed crinkle rayon that I used for this chic and sophisticated version.

DIY Floral Gathered Waist Dress - Lou Box Dress Hack

DIY Floral Gathered Waist Dress - Lou Box Dress Hack

Today I’m super excited to share a Lou Box Dress mashup with you. (If you follow me on Instagram, then you might recognize it from a couple of sneaky posts last week.) In case you’re not familiar with these patterns, the Lou Box Dress 1 and Lou Box Dress 2 are both based on the Lou Box Top (pretty obvs right?). The coolest part is that now that the dresses have had the sizing updated, all the pattern pieces can be mixed and matched for endless variations. I have been thinking about trying to calculate how many variations are possible but decided that would take away too much sewing time. ;)