Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sewing: Grey Velveteen Jumper


So are you sewing this week? I love the KCWC challenge of sewing everyday, but there have been times I've felt a bit ridiculous trying to fit it in! I was fantasizing about sewing something from start to finish every day but it's worked out that I've been straddling the night with my projects. I always seem to hit the wall and figure I'll find a few minutes the next morning to deal with the final details. Whatever works, right?


I am happy about the fact that I've managed this week to finish three items of clothing for my girls, and I've cut out two others. And the week isn't over yet! I love that I've dipped into some of my stash and made some of the things I've been hoping to add to the Fall wardrobes. Let's just not talk about the things I haven't done...


It all seemed ok though when I showed Scarlett this jumper on our ride home from preschool and she said, "Cute! Cute!"  I almost couldn't believe it. Really?! I was ready to talk about bribes but she was excited to wear it. She didn't mind the photo-taking detour. She loves it! And why wouldn't she? It's soft and simple and easy. There's a lesson there.


The jumper is sewn from a grey cotton velveteen I purchased early this year here when I was on a hunt for it. Strangely difficult to find. It is so much easier to work with than rayon or silk velvet--I love it! The pattern is my Summer Set dress. Someone wrote and asked if this pattern could be used for a Fall/Winter jumper and I thought, "Yes! And I need to make one!"


I used grey shell buttons for the back. I've always loved those. And I pinned a felted flower corsage to the front (tutorial here). Would be darling with a long knitted or crochet scarf too, don't you think? I almost threw one on her but Scarlett picked the flower.


I think we'll get a lot of wear out of this one. We both can't wait for her to put it on again.

18 comments:

Emily said...

What a beautiful jumper and pictures! :)

Federica said...

Bellissimo e romantico con il fiore all'uncinetto di lana! Complimenti!
Buon fine settimana
Federica

Stacey said...

The jumper is beautiful. I especially like the double button closure on the back. And I hear you on the night straddling projects. I have enough trouble finishing one item a day let alone an outfit. I don't know how some of these women do it.

Nancy said...

A D O R O R A B L E, I really need to buy that pattern, it's been on my wish list for a couple months now. I love it with the crochet flower too!

Nancy said...

Whoops this tired momma didn't mean to misspell adorable;)

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What an adorable jumper and it's perfect paired with the boots. Of course, your model is so cute too!

cck said...

This is exactly the pattern I've been looking for - I'd love to purchase it. Could you put it back up on etsy?

Alison said...

Anneliese, you completely astound me. I'm not sure how you find time to think up, create, and finish all of your lovely projects + be Mommy to 3 beautiful girls (not to mention wife, etc). It's truly astounding! I look forward to all of your new posts! P.S. Thank you for the Picot & Lace Sweater Pattern, I've upsized it for my 4 yr old and 20 month old little girls - we get so many compliments on the pattern!

Anneliese said...

Thanks for the lovely comments! I appreciate it! @cck: I have relisted the pattern in my Etsy shop if you want to check back. Thanks!

Annelies said...

I have LOVED sewing this pattern...and recommend it to ALL!!!
I can't wait to make it in Fall like material. Your blog insprires me, and my sweet bitty Granddaughters are the lucky recipients of the inspiration I find each time.

Mereknits said...

It is adorable, I love the buttons on the back of it.
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Tanya said...

I'm making and selling lots of these summer sets (in cotton, linen, Liberty of London tana lawn) as we're coming into summer here in Melbourne (Australia). Thank you for sewing the jumper up as I love that I'll be able to continue making these through the cooler months!!

Stitch.Knit said...

Very cute! I'll keep checking in to see how you're doing with the challenge! :)

chickadeeworkshop said...

I always love cotton velveteen for cold weather months. It is so luxurious and can straddle between casual and dressy, too.

I have learned that when I stay up "just a bit longer" to finish something that's almost done, I wind up making some dumb mistake because I'm so tired. And then I have to spend time the next day "unsewing" it before I can complete it. So I've learned not to do that anymore.

kristin said...

oh i love this. love it so much. charcoal is one of my favorite colors on girls...and boys...and in home dec...haha!

Seaweed and Raine said...

So sweet! I love cotton velveteen. Thank you for the link to the fabric. Not that gorgeous grey but sumptuous none the less! :)

Cindy Campbell said...

Oh my - that is sweet!

Cindy Campbell said...

Oh my - that is sweet!

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