Hi BurdaStylers! I know it has been a while since I wasn’t able to post last week due to filming a new online course, but now that I have returned to my regular routine I had time to start sewing my 04/2017 Mash Up. Read on to see my first steps in sewing this petite sized jumper sewing pattern from the April issue.
The pattern that I chose from the 04/2017 issue was the jumper pattern from the Must-Haves collection. This collection we are actually debuting on the blog next week so you will be able to download the digital pattern on Monday April 24th. Or if you subscribe to the magazine you can start sewing along right away. I’m really into jumpers this season and was super excited to see that the one in this issue was petite sized!
I went to the fabric store earlier this week and picked out this amazing and vibrant canvas fabric. I knew I needed a fabric with more weight to it so I actually first looked in the home decor section of the store and found this beauty of a fabric. It actually reminds me of the fabric used for our BurdaEasy jumper sewing pattern. I also picked up some D rings and snaps for the garment.
It took a while to decide which thread color I wanted to use since there were so many different colors to choose from within the fabric. I obviously first thought limegreen but then decided on orange!
I cut out size 19 and didn’t do any paper pattern modifications to this one. I liked it just the way it was! As I start sewing I may decide to add additional hardware to the garment. I added 5/8" around all edges and seams of the sewing pattern.
There are four draft it yourself pieces to make in this pattern. I always like to draft them on paper instead of directly on the fabric if I want to make the pattern again and to better identify the pieces while sewing.
Next was to cut out the pattern. There are many pieces to be cut on the fold as well as doubling up on pieces. Both the front and back bib pieces (21 & 23) need to be cut out twice on the fold.
The only pieces that need to be interfaced are one layer of the waistband pieces (24 & 25) and both layers of the draft it yourself pieces c & d.
I wound up my bobbin in preparation for sewing, one of my favorite things to do. I also always change my sewing machine needle to a new one as my bobbin in winding. For this canvas fabric I used a SCHMETZ universal needle size 90/14.
The first step was to assemble my front bib, so I grabbed my bib pocket piece 22 and front bib piece 21.
I first finished the top and bottom curved edge of my pocket piece.
Then I pressed the allowance down and upwards along the finished edges my seam allowance width.
From the right side I topstitched my allowance along the top edge.
I placed my pocket piece matching up the markings and pinned along the bottom curved edge.
Then from the right side I topstitched 1/4" away from the pressed curved edge.
To locate the center front easily I took my bib to the iron and pressed in half focusing along the pocket. I pinned marked the center front crease.
As I topstitched along the middle of the pocket I also stitched a little triangle at the top of the pocket.
Next was to grab the loop piece b and sew them into place. The instructions said to sew the long edges together then pull to the right side, but I like to press the edges all in place and then topstitch.
I topstitched my my loops from the ride side close to the edges.
For the hardware I did pick up two different types of D rings and I ended up liking the classic one better. I think I’ll used the other one for a belt for for another garment.
I then inserted my loops into the D rings and then placed on my bib piece the distance of my seam allowance on each side.
To finish the edges of the front bib, I placed my other front bib piece right sides together and pinned around the edges.
I sewed around all edges making sure catch the loops and then clipped the corners and trimmed the seam allowance.
Once flipped to the right side I gave it a good press and then topstitched around the edges pivoting at the corners.
My front bib piece! Love it so far.
Now it’s time for the back. I grabbed both my back bib pieces 23.
I placed my back bib pieces right sides together and pinned together around the edges except for the bottom.
After I sewed around along my seam line, I trimmed my seam allowance and clipped my corners.
I then flipped to the right side and gave a good press.
Before I flipped down the top edge along the marking I topstitched around the back bib edges.
Then I sewed the back top flap down in place from the right side.
That is it for this week! Next week you will be able to download the digital jumper sewing pattern and I’ll have my waistband, pocket and skirt pieces sewn.