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I made some great progress on my jumper this past week and excited to announce that you can now download the jumper digital pattern to sew along to make your own variation. Read on to see how I sewed the pockets, waistband, and side seam placket pieces for the snaps…

Jumper sewing pattern

On Monday we released the Must Haves collection which included the jumper pattern I have been sewing. It has been a little while since I have sewn something with a little hardware so I know I’ll definitely have to practice hammering in the snaps before actually applying them on my garment.

Step 1

Last week I cut everything out and sewed the front and back bib pieces together, and now it’s time to attach these pieces to the waistband and skirt.

I first grabbed my front finished bib piece and the interfacing front waistband piece.

Step 2

Then I clipped into the center fronts of each piece to match the bib to the waistband. I pinned them together with the right sides facing, there will be some waistband extending on either side.

Step 3

I repeated for the back bib piece and the back interfaced waistband piece.

Step 3

Then sewed basted both seams inside the seam allowance.

Step 5

With the interfaced waistband pieces now sewn, I laid the un-interfaced front waistband piece on top of the front bib. The front bib piece is sandwiched in-between both the waistband pieces. I pinned all edges together.

Step 6

I repeated for the back, and pinned in place.

Step 7

I sewed around the edges and then clipped the corners and graded the seam allowances of the overhanging waistband pieces.

Step 8

Once pressed and flipped to the right side, I topstitched around the edges. I put these to the side and grabbed my skirt and pocket pieces.

Step 10

Now it’s time for the pockets! I placed my pocket pouch pieces and pinned right sides together with the pocket slanted edges on the front skirt piece.

Step 11

I sewed together, pressed, and then flipped to the inside.

Step 12

To form the pocket pouches, I got my pocket packing piece 28 that was cut on the fold.

Step 13

I un-pinned the pattern piece and finished the lower curved edges with my serger.

Step 14

With the pocket backing piece laying right side up on my table, I placed my skirt with sew pocket pouches on top with the right side of the skirt facing up. I pinned the pocket edges together.

Step 15

I sewed together and then pinned along the waistline to baste in place.

Step 16

View from the wrong side with the pockets sewn, and I also secured the pockets to the side seam by sewing a stitch inside the seam allowance at the base of the pocket opening.

Step 17

On the back skirt pieces I pinned my darts into place and sewed both darts.

Step 18

I then placed and pinned the back skirt on the front and marked where the side seam notch was.

Step 19

I sewed the side seams both together from the marking down to the hem.

STep 20

Next I needed my side facing pieces (d) to start sewing the placket for the snaps! I first finished the outside and bottom edges.

Step 21

On each side seam I pinned the un-finished edge to the front side seam from waist to marking.

Step 22

I sewed along the seam line until the marking and then stitched the excess to the seam allowance close to the seam.

Step 23

Now I needed the underlap piece ©. I pressed wrong sides together and finished the side and bottom edges.

Step 25

I pinned the finished edge to both back side seam edges from waistline to marking and sewed into place right to the marking.

Step 26

For the underlap piece sewn to the back, I pressed them outwards away from the side seam. Then for the front facing pieces I pressed the seam and flipped into the garment so the wrong side of the facing was together with the wrong side of the front skirt.

Step 27

Now that the snap plackets were sewn it was now time to attach the top to the bottom. I started with the front and pinned the lower edge of the waistband to the top of the skirt matching up the center fronts and side edges. First before I sewed this seam I serged both top edges of the skirt pieces and lower edges of the waistband pieces.

Step 28

I sewed together along the seam line.

Step 29

Once sewn I pressed the seam allowance open and topstitched on either side of the seam. I then repeated the same for the back skirt.

Step 30

View of the side seam with the placket pieces pinned in place.

Step 31

Side view. The front side seam over laps the back underlap piece and the seams should match up.

Step 33

View of the side placket open. Eager to get these snaps hammer into place!

Step 32

Next I actually sewed the hem in place. I serged the fabric edge, pressed up my allowance and topstitched into place.

That completes this post of sewing my jumper, download the pattern to sew along and make your own! I have a feeling after I finished and wear this vibrant version I’m going to make some neutral ones to wear for the spring.

Happy Sewing!



  • 03003e1f_2_large

    May 2, 2017, 06.14 PMby sewing fanatic

    So cool!!!

  • Purplefan_large

    Apr 27, 2017, 04.29 PMby purplefan

    The green background makes your project fabric pop in the step by step photos! Your finished jumper will add wow factor if you attend festivals in the city or go to the waterfront areas (H20 Park for example). Yes, I agree that some neutral versions of the jumper will be handy to round out the warm weather wardrobe.

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