Girl’s Corduroy Jumper – McCall’s Pattern 3831, vintage 1988

by Jane Carlstrom on October 19, 2008 · 3 comments

in Vintage Sewing

The jumper:

The pattern:
Things I did different than the pattern:
Instead of putting fashion fabric casings at neck, front edge and armholes, the top is underlined with a silky cotton.
All edges are top-stitched. Interfaced the front edge under the button/button hole areas.

Serged the hem edge; serged the skirt side seams and waist seam after sewing the seams.

Top stitched the waist; after pressing the waist seam up and catching the seam in the top stitching.

What I would do different next time:
The buttons were the size recommended on the pattern, but once finished seem a bit shallow to me. I will extend the overlap another 1/4 to 3/8 inch the next time.

More details and photos on my blog. It is a really sweet jumper and worked up nicely in this vintage corduroy.

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Miss Amelina October 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm

CUTE! cute cute cute. Love the color.


Norma in NZ October 20, 2008 at 8:07 am

Great style and color! love it!


Anonymous October 26, 2008 at 11:44 am

I just have to laugh… my Mum has this pattern and made me a little jumper back when I was in elementary school!


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