The Holly Jumpsuit is here!

If you’ve been keeping up to date with all our pattern antics you’ll know the palava we’ve been through to get our latest lady ready for you. But, at last, we can rejoice! Scream it from the rooftops, let the whole world know, she’s here, she’s finally here.


Dig out your chandelier earrings and gold lamé, this Studio 54 style number can be dressed up to the nines or worn casual for flirty daywear, making it one of our most versatile patterns yet. Jumpsuit, playsuit or trousers, however you choose to wear her, we know Holly has a place (maybe even a number of places) in your wardrobe. Sounds like your cup of tea? Thought so, check her out…

A fantastically versatile jumpsuit with a figure flattering high-waisted, snug on the butt, wide in the leg trouser and side seam zipper. Variations include a button-down bodice with a scoop neck and short sleeves with a turned up cuff, or a strappy, bias cut bodice with a slight cowl at the neckline - we’re talking disco vibes! Customise your look by mixing and matching the bodices to different trouser lengths - from floor sweeping pins to super mini booty shorts! Pattern also includes a waistband for separate trousers or shorts,resulting in endless variation possibilities for your Holly.


Variation 1


 Variation 2


 Variation 3


A wide variety of woven fabrics will not only work, but have very different and dramatic effects on your Holly… Cotton poplin, quilting cotton, twill, linen, chambray, denim, silk crêpe de chine, double crêpe, cotton silk, viscose rayon, wool tweed, wool crêpe, flannel etc. Choose a lightweight cotton for the facing pieces in Variation 1 and avoid fabrics with no drape or body for the cowl necked Variation 2.




We’re working as hard as we can to get the sewalong all ready for you and we’ll announce the date as soon as we can, so keep a beady eye on the blog - in the meantime buy your pattern here and get practising!


*Find out more about the fantastic London based choreographer and director Holly on her website here or follow her antics on twitter @Holly_Blakey*

  • Victoria Elliott

Comments on this post ( 7 )

  • Oct 24, 2014

    Hi Suzi! I’m afraid that we’re not doing PDF patterns anymore for our printed patterns… Please see this post – http://byhandlondon.com/blogs/by-hand-london/15562832-a-note-on-pdf-sewing-patterns – for more information regarding our decision to stop selling PDFs. Hope this helps!

    — Elisalex - By Hand London

  • Oct 22, 2014

    Any idea when the PDF pattern will be available???

    — Suzi

  • Sep 14, 2014

    Very cute, and elegant too!
    Designed a pair of wide legged trousers myself (very much like these) that my sister used a lot.

    Only a tiny warning if too long and wide.. they could be rather risky in use, and easy to stumble in. My sister wasn’t hurt or anything, but came close a couple of times.
    Stating this especially because both pants are too long for the (beautiful) model in the pictures ! 2-3 cm shorter will do!
    This length, kissing the floor, better be avoided.

    — Oda O

  • Sep 02, 2014

    congrats ladies! looks great.

    — true bias

  • Sep 02, 2014

    I have never considered myself a jump suit person, but I really want the strappy bodice one right now! Amazing!

    — Helen // Grosgrain Green

  • Sep 02, 2014

    Yes yes yes! Those wide-legged pants alone are amazing :D
    x. Zoe

    — Zoe May

  • Sep 01, 2014

    This looks really sophisticated, especially the trouser. Do you have a back view you can show?

    — Sarah

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