My first jumper!

Added Nov 27, 2009

by zozowahine

Brighton, United...

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I bought this fabric on sale for €3 a metre, but it’s only 60cms wide (!) which prohibitted it’s intended use. After the success of my coffee date ruffle T-shirt, I decided to make a stab at creating a jumper, based on the same pattern. I haven’t figured out how to successfully bind neck holes yet, anyway I think this fabric would be too thick, so I zigzagged tape to the neck edge to prevent it stretching and left it raw. I also added four rows of ruffles, inspired by a beautiful and very expensive jumper my friend recently bought. I’m very excited about this top, as I don’t buy new clothes and can’t knit, so this means I am no longer reliant on charity shop finds to keep me warm!

More creating and musing on my blog: http://sozowhatdoyouknow.blogspot.com/

Material Notes

Dark navy thick stretchy stuff. Sorry I can’t be more specific than that!

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Tops

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    Nov 30, 2009, 11.32 AMby minnietheminks

    I love the ruffles and in timeless black, looks a very stylish jumper! :)

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    Nov 29, 2009, 05.22 PMby maatranut

    Yeah that’s what I did for the sleeves and hem, I used a zigzag stitch on my flatlock machine so that they would still retain the ability to stretch. One day I’m going to treat myself to a cover stitch and dominate stretch fabric! Have you had any stretch successes?

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    Nov 28, 2009, 12.50 AMby yoshimi

    Very cute! Well done!

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    Nov 27, 2009, 08.58 PMby sewella

    Adorable!

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    Nov 27, 2009, 08.15 PMby goldilox

    There’s a tutorial on here about how to sew knit necklines http://www.burdastyle.com/techniques/finish-for-jersey-neck-edges-using-twin-needle Hope it helps

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      Nov 27, 2009, 08.21 PMby zozowahine

      Thanks! I’ll try something similar next time I’m using a stretch that isn’t quite as thick. All the best!

    • Art_movement_large

      Nov 28, 2009, 12.55 AMby goldilox

      You could also serge the edges, turn and top-stitch.. bout 1/2 inch

    • Madmen_me_large

      Nov 28, 2009, 07.51 AMby zozowahine

      Yeah that’s what I did for the sleeves and hem, I used a zigzag stitch on my flatlock machine so that they would still retain the ability to stretch. One day I’m going to treat myself to a cover stitch and dominate stretch fabric! Have you had any stretch successes?

    • Art_movement_large

      Nov 28, 2009, 07.55 PMby goldilox

      I’ve done one before and it came out alright, it wasn’t good but at the same time it wasn’t horrible.
      I’ve got some more ideas to try though

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    Nov 27, 2009, 07.46 PMby nettie

    It looks great!! I’ve been wanting to make something similar myself.

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