Our super quick to make 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 or over a fitted tee shirt, shirt or blouse. The neckline is an unusual square with a nip at the front and vee at the back. No need for a zip – just shimmy in and join the party. 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!
FIT Close-fitting through the bust, waist and hips with wide straight legs from the hip down. The vertical darts from bust to hip can be easily adjusted to make a looser or tighter silhouette.
VARIATIONS It would be easy to change the neckline, just remember it's your only point of entry and exit! Cut off at calf or thigh to make culottes or a summer playsuit. Jazz it up for cocktail hour with a fancy belt.
LEVEL Easy peasy – if you’ve never made an all-in-one before this is a great place to start. This was a first jumpsuit for many of our testers and we have since christened it ‘The Jumpsuit Converter’! Just make sure you choose a nice stretchy fabric with a bit of weight to it. If you have an overlocker/serger now is the time to use it.
FABRIC It is essential to use a stretch knit fabric for this design, preferably one with two-way stretch, meaning it stretches both lengthwise and widthwise. Look for one with some weight to it that won’t lose its shape easily – test it with your fist it should spring back into shape. A medium weight cotton, wool or man-made fibre jersey knit or rib would be perfect, some lycra content will help to retain the stretch. A Ponte de Roma would be an excellent choice as it's a stable knit that's easy to sew.
Based on fabric at least 140cm/55" wide you will need: sizes 6, 8, 10 – 1.6 metres/1 3/4 yards; sizes 12, 14, 16 – 2.5 metres/ 2 3/4 yards; sizes 18, 20, 22 – 3.1 metres/ 3 1/2 yards
Nada! Just some matching thread
UK 6-22 (please see ourSize Chartpage for more information.)
How to download your Alice & Co Pattern
Alice & Co patterns are provided in three different page formats and are designed to be printed in colour.
Once you have purchased your pattern you will be given a download link. This will also be emailed to you so don't worry if you don't want to download it straight away!
The download will consist of a zip file containing 4 separate PDF files:
1x Pattern Instructions 3x Patterns in A0, A4 and US Letter sizes
*Please make sure you read the following instructions carefully before printing!*
For A4/US Letter: it is vital to make sure your pattern prints at full scale or the sizing will not be correct. Your print settings should be set to 'full scale', '100%', 'actual size' or equivalent according to your printer software.
There are two test squares on the first page of every pattern: a 5cm and a 2" square.
Print only this page first and check your square measures up, before printing the rest of the pattern.
For A0 copy shop: follow the instructions given by your chosen copy shop. Services are also available online - we recommend Patternsy - who print on lightweight tissue paper with very speedy delivery to anywhere in the world! Once you have purchased your pattern from us, simply click on the link above to go to their website and follow the steps to upload your pattern.