Jose Bodysuit Cami Slip Dress Pattern Tester Roundup Part 1

Hi Ho lovely friends. Greetings from us here at Designer Stitch – living in our magnificent country that is Australia. 

We have just released the new Jose Bodysuit, Cami or Slip Dress and WOWERS what a fabulous design she is – stunning design and flattering on ALL body types.

The Jose features a gorgeous cowl drape silhouette that is flattering on all body shapes and sizes.

The Jose Bodysuit has an attached G-string and secures with press studs at the crotch. Or make the fabulous Lace Boy Shorts for some extra sass and cheeky wear.

Team the Jose with everything from your fave pair of jeans to a streamline figure-hugging midi skirt and killer heels for drinks with the girls.
So as I always say for our first installment of our Roadies Round-ups – PREPARE to be absolutely WOWSER’d by all of the most AMAZING Jose‘s my friends in the Jose Bodysuit-Cami-Slip Dress Tester (Rock Stars) Roundup Part 1. Love you all xx
Our roadies would like to share the following with you all :
1. Your name and where you live ?
2. Your choice of option for the Jose and why ?
3. What fabric did you choose and where did you purchase ?
4. What alterations did you have to make to your Jose toile ?
5. What sewing tips can you share when sewing the Jose ?
6. What was your favourite thing about making the Jose?
7. Did you make more than one combo of the Jose ?
8. Have you worn your Jose yet and what compliments did you receive.
And the finer details;
(AU/UK) 6 – 30
(US) 2 – 26
(EU) 34 – 58
Cup Sizes – B, C, D, DD
On Sale for a limited time only – $9.50(US)
Very Confident Advanced Beginner and Above Sewing level

Hi I’m Ashley Riley from London, I’m excited to share with you the amazing Jose pattern!
It comes with so many options, I had to make a few to show off all the styles. The Jose Pattern has a bodysuit, cami top with boyleg undies and a dress cami. I used a non-stretch viscose, stretch lace and satin which I got from Coalville Fabrics facebook group.
I would recommend using microtex needles on satin and very fine or densely woven fabric, it will sew like a dream. I always make a fit first to make sure all my adjustments are correct, it gives me greater creative control and also saves on wasting good fabric.
My style of choice was for the bodysuit as a nightwear, with my Marieke robe. But I also love wearing the Paige skirt on top, as this turns the bodysuit into a stylish top.
I had to shorten the bodice a little on the bodysuit so you could see more of my undies. Plus I took a 1.5cm wedge from the top centre down the bodice to nothing at the bottom for the perfect drape of the cowl. This is why making a fit is important before using your best fabrics.
I’ve worn my Jose a few times and had many compliments, it’s great when you get asked “Where it’s from?” and you say you made it yourself, it gives you the best feeling. I have plans to make more Jose‘s for my collection, and a friend of mine wants one too!

Hello all, my name is Brenda and I’m from The Netherlands.
I made the cami and boyshorts. For my Jose cami I used a viscose/wool blend that I’ve had bought at The lace I used for the boyshorts I don’t remember where.
For sewing Jose, do take extra care for the choose of fabric. It will make a major difference. You will probably end up with a thin/slippery fabric, so use lots and lots of pins!
I think I will wear my cami often on hot days because it is so breezy.
If you want to see more of my sews you may check:

I’m Carmen from Georgia and I chose a delicate pink charmeuse for the Jose Cami and a white stretch lace for the lace briefs. I wanted to use what I had at home and I pulled out the pink charmeuse and the white lace and knew they were a perfect combination. You can find the charmeuse at StevieSaintFabrics on Etsy and the lace from Aliexpress.
When sewing the Jose, pay special attention to which way to sew the binding on because it can be fiddly with a delicate fabric like charmeuse and you wouldn’t want to have to pick out stitches.
One of the fit alterations I made for the Jose was adding a little length to the back rise of the lace briefs.
I love having a cute cami and briefs to wear to bed if I want to or wear the cami with a pair of jeans. It’s really quite comfortable and feminine.
If you want, you can see some of my past blog posts here:

Hello I am Kaitee from South Dakota. I used chiffon for this beautiful top and a stretch lace for my gee panties. I recommend going slow and fabric choice matters. This top is super dependant on a light weight flowy fabric so be sure you have the right stuff. Also, if you are like me and have a hip size larger than bust size, the body suit with briefs options might not work, unless you hack the briefs to have snaps and go over your head. I did use two layers of chiffon in one of my sets for the front piece only so it would not be as sheer. I have styles my Jose with jeans and skirts and both are amazing. It’s so nice and cool in these hot summer months. I do have plans on making even more sets once I get more of that perfect fluid fabric. Check me out of Instagram for more

Hi everyone, Kelly from California here.
For my both my Jose cami and slip dress, I used silky, shiny, flowy fabric that I found at my weekend fabric market.
It is essential that you mark your darts well for this pattern. Being cut on the bias makes sewing the darts a bit more tricky (at least for me!) so having well marked darts to sew makes me feel more confident while sewing.
I made a cami out of a beautiful floral printed silk-like material that I paired with a Paige skirt – I loved it so much that I quickly cut out a slip dress as well. I paired my dress with a great pair of heels, and that’s all it needs 🙂
I did my usual 8DD up top, graded out to a 10 at the waist, then 7 at the hips. I also sewed the front bust darts and the back darts.
While I was taking photos at the park I had an admirer that complimented my dress and hung out to watch a few more of my poses 🙂
You can find me (and see more of my DS makes) on Instagram at

Hello all! Here is Marieke from the Netherlands. I was that lucky to be in beautiful Croatia when it was time for making final pictures, I wish I could live there forever!
Anyways, I made not one, but I made many Jose‘s! Gosh, do I love this pattern! It’s a quick sew and the whole silhouette is just beautiful. The bias cut makes is feeling so lightweight and flowy too.
Just be carefull which fabric you use, you want to have it drape around your body and not stand out with a stiff cowl.
Play with the darts and omit when you think it’s better. I found out by leaving out the front darts, it was just looking a little nicer on me.
I also tried a plissee fabric, but that one I cutted on straight grain and omitted all the darts, even the bust darts and let me tell you: I love, love, love that one!
My husbands favorite is the silky flame dress and yes I even dared to wear it in the restaurant. I actually thought it was a tad too sexy, but at the end I just felt gorgeous 😅
The bodysuit is something different, I thought I was going to wear that in bed, but it is to beautiful for that. So: shorts/ skirts/ pants and dance! You don’t have to be afraid that anything is crawling up, you are safe and sexy.
Only one advice: Just start sewing! 😄❤️

hi there, I’m Shardee from the Netherlands.
When Ann came with the testers call my husband saids oelalal 🤣, so I needed to make it.
I made them Jose in silk combined with stretch lace from royal look.
Sewing the Jose isn’t hard, only you need to pin a lot, it want to move.
The robe is the Marieke robe, it the perfect combination.
If you want to see more of my work and a little bit of my private life, follow my instagram

My name is Christine and I live in the centre of the Netherlands. I used a sheer voile for the cami and the slipdress. For the briefs I used stretch lace. I bought them online at @royallook . The fabric was thin and slippery, so I used fold over elastic in stead of the voile. I made a slip, a cami and the lace briefs. I made a straight size 4 cup C. No alterations needed. I must say the hubby was very pleased about these makes 🙂 You can find me on

Hello, my name is Ally and I live in Utah! When I made my Jose slip dress and shirt I chose fabric from a local fabric store and tried to find the silkiest, most draping fabric. I knew it would be harder to sew, but the harder to sew the better the cowl on your dress! A good thing to remember while making the Jose is that you will be using French seams. With French seams you will want to try on your dress for fit in between you finishing the seam so if you have to take it in you don’t have to seam rip you final seam. There are so many ways to style this pattern! With the top you can wear a cardigan and wear it to a business setting or do a sexy version for only your partners eyes! Personally I think the dress is inherently sexy and deserves a date night if you make one! I have already worn my dress out and with any Designer Stitch Pattern anyone that sees your outfit will be impressed you made it yourself! My future plans for this pattern is to make a bodysuit version! It can be dressed down for a lingerie option or dressed with jeans with no panty lines!!

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