Saturday, February 02, 2008

Jump(er)ing for Joy



(Note: My kids do not think I'm witty either.)

I bought the fabric and pattern for this jumper four or five years ago. I was not sewing much at that time so I don't even remember why I decided to go to the fabric store. I cut out the "two hour" jumper several weeks ago but it has taken me three weeks to finish this easy piece. Actual time including cutting and hand sewing lining was probably 3-4 hours. I just haven't spent much time in the sewing room lately.

Pattern: McCalls 4199 (oop but available here and here on ebay.)

"Semi-fitted sleeveless jumper with lined bodice, front and back darts, raised waist, slightly A-line skirt, front panel with pleats." I cut a size 10 but tapered in about an inch on each side at the waist.
Fabric: who knows? Some moleskin polyester. I added a fringe trim on the front.

In addition to my typical blurry photo, here is a closeup of the fabric and front pleat.



This is a comfortable and casual outfit for work (with tights - I was too lazy to put them on for the photo.) I like that it has a mock wrap panel in the front - no flashing. I would definitely make this jumper again.

9 comments:

gaylen said...

Bonnie - good to see you sewing again. That is a cute jumper. g

Summerset said...

Cute and I like the added fringe detail! The false wrap is a definite plus.

Vicki said...

Nice fabric and it looks good made up in the jumper.

Allison said...

Wow - the fabric looks totally different in the two photos! I'm assuming the close up is most accurate and I love it! Don't try to convince us you haven't been sewing much!

Lori said...

Bonnie, great looking jumper, I really like the false wrap.

monica said...

I have that pattern. I probably bought it 5 years ago too and it has not seen the outside of the envelope. Yours looks great.

Jknits said...

I'm really impressed that you came back to a pattern you bought five years ago - You should win some kind of special award for that. Any organizer worth her salt would have told you to dump it three years ago.

KnittyNancy said...

Great looking jumper! You are so multi-talented!

Cennetta said...

Nice jumper and I like the fringe as well.