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Topic: Reversible Retro Wrap Jumper Top- NEW Semi-TUTE (Way IMG heavy)  (Read 35226 times)
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« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2007 11:44:43 PM »

TOO CUTE, and I love the action shots!
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karine123
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2007 09:29:37 AM »

Wow amazing. What is the pattern number, and from what compagny? Thanks!
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2007 08:13:37 PM »

I had that dress!! In several variations, my mom wore out the pattern because she used it over & over making things for other little girls after the pattern no longer fit me. I asked her for it when I had my first daughter & that's when she told me it didn't exist any more : (

She said she loved making me those because when I was in the 'I can dress myself! see?' phase I changed my clothes 234217866 times a day, those dresses would get flipped back & forth all day long. I actually had 6 of them, multiply by 2 for reversible & I was a happy kid...my favorite was a maroon corduroy/ pink floral.
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Little Bird
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2007 09:01:25 PM »

I love this!

I actually made shirts a bit like this earlier this summer for my twin girls.  I used the bedskirts I had made for them when they were in their cribs but didn't have a pattern.  I just sort of went on memory from when I was a kid. 

Now that I see your pictures, I remembered that it was a little dress I used to wear!  And like the foster mom mentioned earlier, I had a also little pair of bloomers underneath.  Hmm, wonder if I have enough of thos cribskirts left....
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chattyKathi
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2007 08:17:42 AM »

that is absolutely adorable!!! ands so is the wee one! Wink
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Kimberlina
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2007 08:30:44 AM »

Well, since I can't tell if this pattern is still copyrighted, here is my feeble attempt at a tutorial.

You will need to adjust measurements based on your wee one.  My daughter's chest is 21" (about a 3 or 4 T) so my measurements are based on this, and include room for ease and seams. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOUR CHILD IS LARGER OR SMALLER, THE ARMHOLE WILL NEED TO BE MODIFIED ACCORDINGLY.  I didn't take this into account when I first made the tute.  The width of that area just above "A" in my pattern was 4" (across DD's side from back strap to front bib) which corresponds to DD's actual measurements around her side.

There is only one pattern piece, and this is what it looks like:



Please ignore the inside of the two lines on the left- it is nothing but I was unable to erase it for some reason.

Here are some numbers to help you develop your own pattern:

The total measurement across the front was about 25 inches.  This is my daughter's measurement + 3" for ease.  If your child is much bigger or much smaller, the ease measurement will change accordingly.

A to B on mine is about 6.5"
C to D is about 18", which includes 5/8" seam allowances
E to F is about 26" (incl. seam)
G is 4" above and 1.75 inches to the right of A
H to I is about 17"

I'm not math-minded enough to figure out the ratios for you, but if you fiddle with that enough, I'm sure you can come up with your own pattern quite easily.

Now, fold your material (following the grain) and place the straight edge of you pattern (C to D) precisely on the fold.  Trace and cut.

Still Folded:

Open:


Do the same with the lining or contrasting material.



Pin the two fabrics, right sides together. 



Sew together, leaving an opening to turn.

Turn and neaten edges.  Sew opening closed.

The buttons you choose must be of a similar size, or you can use another method like snaps or whatever.

Attach buttons to front and back of jumper top (if reversible.)

Make buttonholes.

Done.

Small one modeling.



Sorry if that is terribly unclear.  I'm not a good computer artist nor necessarily good at explaining things.  Any questions, just ask. 

I'd love to see your version!!!

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mrspilkingtonknits
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2007 07:58:38 AM »

Very cute!  And your model is adorable!  Is the original pattern McCalls? 
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Kimberlina
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2007 08:48:16 AM »

The original pattern is a Simplicity 8420 from 1969- retailed for .65, LOL.
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Little Bird
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2007 09:11:52 AM »

I'm definitely making a couple of these this week!  I'll post pics as soon as I've done them.

Thanks for the tut!
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missmonkeymae
« Reply #29 on: July 30, 2007 03:43:07 PM »

The tute is great! Who needs patterns when we have craftster and the talented people posting amazing tutes!!??
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