It’s Alive! 40′s Jumper Frankenpattern

by Always Alice on October 6, 2011 · 6 comments

in 1940s

I finally finished my interpretation of a 1940s jumper from a pattern that was sadly missing the jumper pieces. I used a heavy pink linen with white slubs (thrifted) and the trim is a soft mystery type fabric (twill?) I scored from an estate sale. There may be pillows floating around somewhere made from this fabric but I still think it’s cute. I really wanted pockets but they just didn’t seem to work with this skirt. I made a tie belt with covered buttons (a first for me!). This outfit looks cute with a tank under it too for the summer time. More pictures and the different patterns used to create the jumper are found on my blog.

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Little Black Car October 6, 2011 at 11:38 am

A) That is adorable!

B) I love seeing your process on your blog. I really need to make myself a dressform.


Always Alice October 6, 2011 at 11:41 am

hahaha i made a dress form out of duct tape (i think i blogged about it) and it was awful! i need to do another one. this one is a size 0 (scavanged from victoria secret shhhhhh!) and its clearly too small. i have to pin the clothes to it but it does work for some stuff.


Lizzy October 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Lovely! nice color, AND I also want a dress form, I want to try to make it BUT I thing it's very difficult, better save to buy one, it has been in my wish list for 2 years…….


Catholic Bibliophagist October 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm

Really cute! I hadn't thought about using linen in a jumper before, but now maybe I will.


Audrey Leighton October 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm

classically preppy



lathelize October 10, 2011 at 2:39 am

very cute dress!


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