January Jumper Dress

With the start of the year so many sewing challenges have appeared on social media, I like the look of them all but I’ve realised I need to be realistic as to how much time I can spend sewing and be selective. To make  things I actually need to fill gaps in my wardrobe and to attempt to use the growing mountain of patterns I already own. 

When I saw Project sew it I liked the fact it just has a theme each month, January is sweaters.  I wanted a top that was cosy but could be layered so found a heavy cotton jersey in my fabric stash and thought it would be great for a long jumper that could be layered up & worn with jeans or leggings. This New Look pattern that came free with Sew mag has a great cocoon shape . 

Making view A  I shortened the pattern by 4″ and added a braid detail (instead of zips as suggested in view B)

Picking up the contrast colour for the buttons & topstitching too. 

This is a nice easy pattern to sew up, with few pattern pieces, and so comfortable to wear. I did the facings option which was a bit of mistake as it feels a little bulky with the thick fabric so I may take this off & redo with a binding edge instead. 

I made it ready for a trip to Bulgaria and was perfect to wear to dinner in the snowy mountains with a cosy matching snood made with the remnants! 


2 thoughts on “January Jumper Dress

    1. Thank you😊Yes great to change to a top. I’m already thinking of a few different versions as it was so comfortable to wear. It was great over a roll neck for extra warmth & perfect for fitting in the large evening meal!!


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