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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!

Step 1 Materials

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.

Step 2 Thread

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!

Step 3 Front Pieces

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.

Step 6 Draft it Yourself Pieces

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.

Step 7 Cutting Out

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.

Step 8 Interfacing

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.

Step 9 Bobbin Winding

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.

Step 10 Front Bib

The first step was to assemble my front bib, so I grabbed my bib pocket piece 22 and front bib piece 21.

Step 11 Front Bib

I first finished the top and bottom curved edge of my pocket piece.

Step 12 Front Bib

Then I pressed the allowance down and upwards along the finished edges my seam allowance width.

Step 13 Front Bib

From the right side I topstitched my allowance along the top edge.

Step 14 Front Bib

I placed my pocket piece matching up the markings and pinned along the bottom curved edge.

Step 15 Front Bib

Then from the right side I topstitched 1/4" away from the pressed curved edge.

Step 16 Front Bib

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.

Step 17 Front Bib

As I topstitched along the middle of the pocket I also stitched a little triangle at the top of the pocket.

Step 18 Front Bib

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.

Step 19 Front Bib

I topstitched my my loops from the ride side close to the edges.

Step 20 Front Bib

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.

Step 21 Front Bib

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.

Step 22 Front Bib

To finish the edges of the front bib, I placed my other front bib piece right sides together and pinned around the edges.

Step 23 Front Bib

I sewed around all edges making sure catch the loops and then clipped the corners and trimmed the seam allowance.

Step 24 Front Bib

Once flipped to the right side I gave it a good press and then topstitched around the edges pivoting at the corners.

Step 25 Front Bib

My front bib piece! Love it so far.

Step 26 Back Bib

Now it’s time for the back. I grabbed both my back bib pieces 23.

Step 27 Back Bib

I placed my back bib pieces right sides together and pinned together around the edges except for the bottom.

Step 28 Back Bib

After I sewed around along my seam line, I trimmed my seam allowance and clipped my corners.

Step 29 Back Bib

I then flipped to the right side and gave a good press.

Step 30 Back Bib

Before I flipped down the top edge along the marking I topstitched around the back bib edges.

Step 31 Back Bib

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.

Happy Sewing!



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    Apr 27, 2017, 02.16 PMby sewing fanatic

    stunning style and vibrant splash of colors, your jumper will be a treat xx

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    Apr 20, 2017, 07.22 AMby chula123

    ohhh wow, so glad you’ve posted this cos I’ve just started on this myself and your help will come in really handy :-))) fantastic fabric !!!

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      Apr 24, 2017, 01.33 PMby MegH

      Thanks :D

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    Apr 19, 2017, 08.01 PMby KristinHannon

    Rad! Where did the fabric come from?

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    • Meg_healy_burdastyle_90_90_large

      Apr 24, 2017, 01.33 PMby MegH

      I got it at King Textiles in Toronto!

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