Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Finally Finished: Denim Jumper

I started this nearly a month ago and life keeps getting in the way of my sewing! It originally started as New Look pattern 6726, but I changed in a few key ways:

  1. I took out the back zipper and made it pull-on

  2. I lengthened the bodice 2 inches so it fit

  3. I lengthened the skirt nine (9!!!!) inches to cover my knees

I've always wanted a denim jumper, but I didn't want it to be too homely. This dark denim, bought at the Memorial Day sale for 50% off was just the ticket. It's comfy, easy-wear, and just right for my current role as a 5th grade teacher.

I have a brown linen dress that is so close to done it makes me want to clear my schedule for the 2 hours it would take to finish it. It's SOOO pretty I've thought (seriously) about just wearing it unfinished... until I realized the thing I have to finish includes the straps! :-D


Sarah Jane said...

Wow. I never thought I would see a cute jumper but you have done it!! It's darling! I can't wait to see the brown linen dress. Brown is one of my favorite colors and linen. . .yumm. . .Glorious combination!

Emily G. said...

I really like it! I think you definitely caught some cute amidst the denim. I, too, am anxious to see your brown linen creation. It sounds lovely.

Hope you are well!

Organizing Mommy said...

How sweet!! You did a great job. How fun that you are teaching.