1950s | 1960s | Jumpers / Pinafores

A jump(er) into a deep end

November 27, 2016


Lately I’ve been convinced by the freezing November temperature that it’d be a good idea to sew something warm to wear around the house or/and in my informal time. I had some soft, fluffy wool that I’ve bought few years ago; I decided to give Burda Vintage 50s inspired Mary jumper a try.


Because I only had a small piece of the fabric, I had to squeeze in the pattern pieces. So I shortened the sleeves, got creative about the facings (I’ve pieced them) and omitted the belt (I already had one in almost the same color as the one of my fabric). I like that the armhole is quite tight and high, which helps to look slimmer even though the jumper is trapeze-shaped. What makes Mary stand out is her collar-cut on the bias. It’s easy to mould; to retain the draping quality I decided to omit the interfacing. I stabilized the edge of the neckline with a strip of cotton selvage.



Because I don’t like the fuss of having many buttons to fasten at the back, I’ve sewn the opening shut except for the last 5cm; that is closed by two hidden snaps. I decorated the back with 3 big buttons, which are purely ornamental. To make them unobtrusive, I had covered them in the main fabric.

In invite you to my blog, rvdzik.blogspot.com, to see and read more. Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  1. What a great outfit. I love the style and it looks great on you! Thank you for giving me inspiration how to pair trousers with something on top that isn’t a blouse or a pullover and still looks classy.

  2. This looks lovely on you! It suits your hairstyle well too. This is something I’d be hesitant to make myself just looking at the pattern but it’s great to see how it works. Seems quite versatile!

  3. This outfit is beautiful! And thank you for some inspiration. Been trying to keep my vintage vibe during cold weather but I get tired of just layering cardigans. I think I am going to have to try to get my hands on this pattern! You look absolutely stunning in it!

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