1930s Jumper

by Nabby on June 21, 2012 · 10 comments

in 1930s,Jumpers / Pinafores

Hello, all! It’s been a few months since I’ve posted here; If you read my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been battling the most evil poison ivy known to man, and I haven’t been able to do much else! I’ve gotten it mostly under control now, so hopefully I will be able start posting more regularly. I made this ’30s bias-cut jumper using some beautiful soft wool from Hancock. I can never resist plaid wool; luckily, it was on clearance!

My fabric has quite a bit of stretch on the bias, which allowed me to eliminate a zipper. The shirt was made using a cream cotton, with fabric-covered buttons.  I made it using this pattern:

I did make a few changes, but only to the shirt: I moved the buttons from the back to the front, and I shortened the sleeves slightly. My arms, like the rest of me :) , are very short, and large sleeves that hit at the elbow are not very flattering on me. The matching buckle and button are vintage.

The jabot came to be after I attempted to make a tie while following the print of the plaid. It turned out to be much too large; the ends overlapped the neckline of the jumper, which made the entire outfit look messy to me. So I chopped off the ends, made a loop at the top, and ran a grosgrain ribbon through the loop. The button is purely decorative.

More pictures and details on my blog!

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

LadyD June 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

Wow! It looks so elegant and the plaid is striking against the cream shirt.


Lizzy June 21, 2012 at 11:07 am

As always you do amazing clothes!


Katherine June 21, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Adorable! Your plaid placement always makes me tremendously jealous :D


Liz June 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Absolutely stunning! The look really suits you and I love the styling details; hair, makeup, gloves and shoes.


Miss Ava Kitten June 22, 2012 at 3:22 am

Everything is just so perfect and I agree with Katherine, mine are good but those are, indeed, tremendous


Emily June 22, 2012 at 9:45 am

Great jumper! I love the fashions of the 30s and seeing your creations. It’s wonderful.


Meg June 22, 2012 at 10:24 am

It’s positively stunning!!


EmSewCrazy June 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Wow! Love the plaid on the bias and the jabot! Beautiful, beautiful job!


Harriet Bazley June 24, 2012 at 9:12 pm

It’s flattering and very ‘period’!


Danielle July 15, 2012 at 2:42 am

I love the sleeves! How did you get them to stay so puffy? Don’t they go limp after wear? It’s a lovely outfit!!


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