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This week I finished up sewing my jumper including hammer in the snaps, altering the hemline, and sewing the strap. Read on to see my last steps of sewing this jumper pattern.

Step 1

Last week I installed the side seam plackets on the skirt section so this week it’s hammer time! To install my snaps I needed a hammer, snap tool, hard surface, 4 snap parts. The best thing to do is to purchase a snap kit with tools. You will also need something to cut the snap holes with. There is a tool included for that, but I always find an utility knife works best.

Step 2

Here is one of the side seams that I completed with snaps, view from the right side.

Step 3

Then the view from the wrong side. I have to admit I was pretty happy with myself after I installed these, I don’t use hardware that often in my handmade garments but I think I have to more now!

Step 4

View of the side snaps when jumper laying flat. I took so many pictures because I’m pretty obsessed with these, haha.

Step 5

The markings for the snap placement is actually on the pocket backing piece #28. So I used that as a template for my markings.

Step 6

For actually marking the fabric I used tailor’s chalk and did a cross mark.

Step 7

Right at the cross marking I pushed my knife through, I just pushed it and didn’t actually “drag” it along my fabric since I just wanted a little hole. Then for the outside piece I inserted my snap front and laid inside the tool grove.

Step 8

Then I inserted the front snap backing on the wrong side of the front snap.

Step 9

Using the hammer tool and a hammer I went to town securing the front snap in place. I first tried hammering on a wood block but it ended up having to much give, so I took my garment to the floor and hammered on cement and it worked like a charm.

Step 10

For the under side of the snap used the other snap backing pieces and hammer on the flat side of the tool.

Step 11

Hammer time!

Step 12

All my snaps hammered into place on both sides.

Step 13 new

Not it was time to work on the strap. So I grabbed piece a and turned on my iron.

Step 14

Like I did for the tabs, instead of sewing right sides together and then flipping out I pressed the strap in half widthwise and then press in all the seam allowances around the strap to the wrong side.

Sewing Strap

I pinned and sewed the strap, wrong sides facing and the allowances pressed inwards. I topstitched around all sides and edges.

Step 15

Once the strap was sewn I threaded it through the back tunnel that I created in part 1.

Step 16

To secure the straps to the front tabs and D rings I used some leftover snaps! The pattern called for 2 D rings to be placed in the tabs and the strap threaded through them both, but I like the look of one simple snap.

Step 17

View from the top front.

Step 18

Now the view from the back, I love how the strap folds a little bit through the tunnel.

Step 19

At this point I tried on the jumper and it was a tad short. Thankfully I had fabric left over so I stitch ripped the hem and used my leftover fabric to sew a folded band to lengthen the garment.

Step 20

To make it look more finished and to compliment the rest of the topstitching, I topstitched the hem band allowance above the seam.

That concludes my jumper! I planned on photographing it by now but the weather has been so gloomy and not suitable for a vibrant jumper like this.

Sew along and make your own! View part 1 & part 2 here and don’t forget to upload your variation to the projects page and link to the Jumper Dress 04/2017.

I’m excited to start publishing 05/2017 issue patterns so I can pick one to Mash Up next, any suggestions?



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