2/15/09

New Look 6826

New Look 6826 Misses Jumper


The dress was made for my daughter and although she didn't like the pockets, she did like the simplicity of it and that it makes for a great transitional piece. The instructions were easy to follow and made easier using a Stretch Denim fabric.
I did Version B
The modifications were minimal wherein the pattern called for a lining and I did an underlining instead. Since the fabric had a lil stretch, using polyester for the underlining I cut it on the bias to ensure a lil give and remembering an article from Be Sew Stylish on cutting fabric on the diagonal. I also omitted the patch pockets.

The darts are a lil wonky, but luckily, when she tried it on the wonkiness appeared minimal. Also, she didn't care for the inverted pleat, so I reversed the fold of the fabric.

For the neckline, I did one fold, ironed it and then another fold and final stitched. I cut a size 12 following my daughter measurements, but ended up removing 1/2" from the side seams.
Only having a 22" black zipper I shortened it to 12".
The dress length was too long for her liking and of course I had to shorten the length by 4"
My daughter loves it and envisioning another one. The dress looks great on her and with that she mentioned that she needs to borrow my boots to make the outfit complete...lol Will update the pic when she wears it.


This weekend, I'd plan to work up this awesome faux leather emobroidered fabric, but my daughter was not trying to hear that...lol

15 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

Okay where did you get that amazing piece of embroidered leather from?! It is AWESOME!

I really like your daughter's jumper and glad that she's happy with it.

urbanknitrix said...

Love it!! This dress is very versatile.

Andrea said...

You did a beautiful job on the dress, and I'm loving the fabric for your handbag. Wow!!

Sheila said...

Thank You.

@ Carolyn, I purchased the faux leather from a little fabric shop in downtown Brooklyn. The name escapes me, but its the only fabric store left on Bridge Street. I stopped at the store two weeks ago when they rolled in the bolt and actually left the store, thinking the price was too much. But after seeing it online for
$23/yd, I ran back and purchased it at $13/yd.

Sue said...

I really like that jumper and look forward to seeing a photo of it on your daughter.

Faye Lewis said...

Great looking jumper. You are such a great sewist.

Knitaholictoo said...

I miss the eye candy. The jumper is adorable! Can't wait to see what becomes of the faux leather.

del said...

That jumper is so cute--kind of retro, too. That faux leather is pretty!

Tanya said...

Great transitional piece, like everyone else I love the faux leather and can't wait to see it finished.

Angelia said...

Very nice wardrobe piece for your dd!
I'll be waiting also to see that fab leather done up!!!

Cas... said...

Nice jumper. You're on a roll!

Keep up the good work!

Cheryl Wray said...

Gorgeous!!

Opal said...

Really cute jumper! I like the faux leather can't wait to see the finished product.

Aminat said...

Wao, the jumper is so beautiful, and she will be able to combine it so well. I love the embroidered leather too, I wish I could get it here in Canada, I will do a search, please wish be luck. It's so beautiful

Tany said...

Beautiful on both the ouside and inside!! Very well done!