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Retro Barbie Jumper

Added Apr 2, 2010

by monubigina

Las Vegas, Nevad...




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I had this fabric left over from another project and I was inspired by the 1950’s Barbie swinsuit to make a similar jumper. It ties above the shoulders and has elastic at the waist.




Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Other, Rock, Vintage

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    Apr 5, 2010, 07.07 PMby Ebannie Vo

    I ♥♥♥ this!!

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    Apr 3, 2010, 06.17 PMby prairieponygirl

    I lOVE IT! I love your inspiration too! And the fabric. perfect job.

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    Apr 2, 2010, 10.53 PMby amw1dancer

    This is great!!!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 07.26 PMby zozowahine

    So cute!!!!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 07.19 PMby merbecky

    Oooo I LOVE this!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 02.11 PMby monubigina

    Also – the edges were some left over black ribbing I had laying around! I just used my bias tape maker to create binding. I still have to sew the seam up so the binding stays down a bit more

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    Apr 2, 2010, 02.08 PMby monubigina

    About lining up Chevrons…. I drafted my pattern onto a heavy paper I bought at home depot. Its a roll of contractors paper that painters use on the floor. Much like brown bag paper but heavier. After cutting my patterns out of the paper I set the first one down and lined the stripes up diagonally underneath – I then extended the lines onto the paper at the corners and filled int he ones that extended the black lines. I notched out the black stripes from my paper. When I had to line up stripes for the oppsite side they were already marked appropriately as soon as you turn the pattern over to mark the mirror side. If this doesn’t make sense I will try and make a tutorial. Just let me know please!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 01.44 PMby shellidawn

    CUTE! And, whether the stripes match up or not, I think it looks great! Besides, the difference between the top and bottom adds to the jumper’s charm, and makes me wonder if it was intentional or not…esp, since the bottom is so perfectly matched! Either way, GREAT JOB!!!!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 01.43 PMby kgallagher3

    Love it! What did you use to finish the edges? I think I’m going to have to make one of these!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 08.03 AMby varenoea

    I recognized that fabric immediately! Hah, great job!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 06.54 AMby fabricaddict

    This is awesome! Love it!!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 06.04 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    KILLER!! i need to research how to cut for chevron stripes but maybe i’ll try something like this in a plain fabric first.

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    Apr 2, 2010, 02.05 AMby monubigina

    You know – I cut the stripes perfectly aligned, but I believe because the fabric draped over the edge of my table as I was sewing (I sewed the top first before I noticed) . The bottom was easier to keep on the table – I believe it lost shape and stretched from hanging. )= I used the same technique to align the stripes on the bottom.

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    Apr 2, 2010, 01.52 AMby mlssfshn

    Love love love chevron stripes! Wish they were matched up better but angled stripe knit is difficult to do. Plus it was leftover!

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    Apr 2, 2010, 01.40 AMby gdac

    This is just tooo hot! Love the chevron stripes – I have purple and cream striped stretch that I wanted to make the a jumpsuit with chevron stripes for my daughter…. secretly I’d love to make one for me too! This is great

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