I was on vacation in Napüles and I enjoyed it immensely. I didn’t do anything for 8 days, enjoying the sun, drinking wine and eating pizza (Vitto Pitagorico tastes especially good). YUMMY! I mainly wore my Sallie Jumpsuits from Closet Case Files because they’re both comfortable and fashionable. The Sallie Jumpsuit by Closet Case Files is sewn from jersey and held in place by a simple elastic band. In the description it says ”hidden pyjamas“. I could not agree more. Plus it’s such a quick make! The Sallie Jumpsuit can be worn both casually and elegantly. It’s all a question of fabric choice! Have a look.
Sallie Jumpsuit no. 1 from Cotton Jersey
Sallie Jumpsuit no 1 is made in a simple black cotton jersey and it accompanied me to China where it was able to convince me I should add more of them to my wardrobe. I chose “View A V-Neck Kimono Tee” for it but altered the waist line right away. The original sits quite high, especially when you have a short pelvis like me and the long crotch usually hangs like harem pants in my knees.
So my first modification was to shorten the crotch by my experience value of 4 cm. And because it still seemed to be quite long, I decided to take out another 2 cm to get the elastic down to my hips.
I lengthened the top only by 1 cm so as not to affect the overall length, but after looking through my Hong Kong photos (above) I added another 2 cm.
Sallie Jumpsuit no 11 Viscosejersey
The length of the Sallie Jumpsuit is quite generous, I took out 4 cm the second round. Again I chose the V-neckline and got a little annoyed. Due to the use of viscose jersey its quite low. You still can’t see the bra, but I would feel more comfortable if I didn’t have to think about it in the first place.
Due to the fabric the suit may look a bit less casual but remains as comfortable as it is. Viscose jersey is also a bit harder to sew, especially if you want the pattern look even. But it’s worth the effort because there is hardly a fabric that is as light and easy to wear as viscose.
Sallie Jumpsuit Homewear
Sure, I had to sew one for wearing at home as well. Working and working-out whenever I feel like it!
This time I hacked the bodice to a tee and changed the elastic band for just a cable.
Sallie Jumpsuit, my fave
My absolute favourite at the moment is this version with tied straps. It is easy to wear with or without a top underneath, it’s ultra comfortable and quickly became the most worn garment in my wardrobe.
I altered the kimono top according to the following illustration. You could do something similar with the tank top from View B and C.
A Sallie Jumpsuit is a quick sew
As you can see, my heart was sold this summer to Sallie! The nice thing about this pantsuit is that it looks great even on not so ideal figures. And if you take the time for your personal modifications at the beginning, it’s coming together quickly later on. I need about 3 hours with all the trimmings, which means I start in early afternoon and can wear it the same evening. Always a key factor for me. Pattern taking me whole days are often doomed to be ending up as UFOs. That reminds me, this year I still need to sew a winter coat…, oh my!
Sally Jumpsuit Overview