Fashion

Summer Jumper and How To Draft It

Jumpers are great to have in your closet for the days that you just don’t know what to wear, or doesn’t have time (or too lazy) to pick out a top AND a bottom.  Slip it on and voila, instant outfit!

This jumper was inspired by a pair of pants that I bought in France a few years ago.  French women are not afraid to rock a pair of dropped-crotch harem pants, and you shouldn’t be either.  The general rule to styling these type of pants is that if you’re going to go for loose on the bottom, then go fitted on top.  There are exceptions, of course, but it’s a good place to start.  I styled my jumper with a fitted black cropped jacket that happens to hit right at my natural waist.  Paired with a belt and some heels, this outfit creates a very flattering proportion on me.

jumper-with-jacket

This garment is so easy to make.  I have drawn up diagrams for a quick and dirty way to draft the pattern.  No need for slash and spread, just follow the given measurements and you can draft it up in no time.  I used a rayon jersey fabric, with 5% spandex.  I bought 2 yards of fabric (59″ width), and it was just enough.  All measurements are in inches.  (click on diagrams for larger photo)

Cut the bottom edge on fold!

Cut the bottom edge on fold!

Follow diagram for strap placement, or try it on first and pin to the correct place on yourself.

Follow diagram for strap placement, or try it on first and pin to the correct place on yourself.  Straps and band are sewn on fold.

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  1. Ooh thank you for sharing! Definitely adding this to my makes for our summer holiday to France 🙂 Love the colour too!

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