I used the Simplicity easy-to-sew pattern # 5936
And a cute action shot:
I learned in this project:
- to better sew a zipper
- to be careful about lining peices up (less they have to be taken apart at least a million times)
- to better use bias tape
- to do pleats
- to do arm wholes (and not be intimidated
**UPDATE** I'm going to update my post! I was a bit bothered by the back of the jumper (the seam that matches the top to the bottom) it didn't match up all that well and while I would of had her wear it anyways I realized that it bothered me more than I thought so I did a little fixing (or adding). I love making these fabric flowers (they are easy and look nice added to any garment). I have even made them for A's hair. The tutorial for this fabric flower can be seen on Cindy's Blog Sew Blessed (a blog I read often and enjoy)! I check quite often!
The finished front:
My next goal maybe to finish A's quilt for her big girl bed. All I have left to do is the a few more squares and put it together and machine quilt it. I'm hoping to get it done soon...maybe I'm thinking my sewing machine is getting a bit rusty it may need a good tune up...of course do you "tune up" a machine that cost $70, 3 years ago?!? I have to say for as cheap as it was I love it and it has even let me learn how to sew and has seen many projects!! :)
So either look for A's finished quilt -or- I am going to learn to crochet one of these days!!