Monday, July 30

I Like Jumpers...

I too used to think that jumpers were for for Amish ladies & girls, grannies who wear sock with dresses and the 6 child minimum mini-van crew. But I've been kinda drawn to the jumperish things from the latest pattern offerings I realized, I'm a jumper fan. (* are the ones I own)

Inspired by the sewingfanatic I took a stroll trough my pattern collection, and I have a few. So I made one this weekend.

Review (xposted on PR): McCall's 5315

Pattern Description:
Empire waist dress has lined bodice, inverted pleats and back slit; dress A has shoulder straps; dress B has grosgrain ribbon trimmed shoulder straps and contrast bodice overlay; dress C has halter neck; includes sepa
rate pattern pieces for A/B, C and D cup sizes.

Pattern Sizing: 4-22 w/B, C, D cup adjustment. I made a 14 w/ C cup bodice

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? yes, except shorter. Here's the back.

I know I look a lil crazy w/ my pants around my ankles. But hey, that's how I do.

Were the instructions easy to follow? did not use them since I have made this type of garment before (for kiddo) but I briefly referred to the pictures which were helpful

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I like the fact that there were pieces for different cup sizes, I didn't realize it until I cut out the pattern pieces. All the pieces fit together perfectly. I did not like the length of the skirt, otherwise it's a cute design. I should have added pockets, now that I think about it.

Fabric Used:$1 Walmart poly print from stash, self lined

Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made: shortened the skirt by 4 inches. It was easy to modify, there were length adjustment markings on the skirt piece in two places which I found interesting. I just used the bottom one.

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Not sure if I'll make it again, but it's a cute dress and can be worn as a jumper.

Conclusion cool, but w/ pockets it'd be cooler.

Guess I'll hafta get a mini-van until I become a Grandma and move to PA.


gold said...

Great Job!!!!I love it when I can get fabric for a 1$ a yard.

Soulsista934 said...

I love the dress!! I like jumpers as well! At first I didnt really like them but now I love them!!

Lesalicious said...

Love it great work. Love me some Walmart. Love getting the 1 dollar fabrics. :)

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Loves the jumper! And I don't think you look grandmamaish in it or like you should own a mini van! And take it from a grandmama, it doesn't have the same look as it use too! :)

flytie said...

first, i'm always out of the loop! lovin' this blog.

you're amazing. i'm a jumper kinda girl myself. ;-)

Nik said...

I just purchased a jumper pattern that I"m hoping to make soon. I'm a new sewer, so it might take me a while. although, it doesn't look all that tough.