I love versatile garments, and Mood’s Colleen Jumper just made the top of my list. Not only is this pattern right on trend for dark academia fans, but it also features a classic silhouette with timeless details. Complete your look by wearing your jumper over any coordinating button-down blouse or sweater. From denim to faux leather or even corduroy, just to name a few, you can’t go wrong any way you choose to rock your Colleen Jumper. Try adding inseam or patch pockets. How about a button front opening instead of a zipper? Easily add a large belt to take your look to the next level! The possibilities are endless!
Purchase Materials Used Below:
- 3 yards of Mood Exclusive Rainbow Windows Stretch Cotton Sateen
- 1pc Mood Exclusive Italian Black and Gold T5 Open-end Zipper
- 1pc Mood Exclusive Italian Small Gold Zipper Pull
- 1 spool of 10 Black 1000m Gutermann Sew All Thread
- MDF338 – The Colleen Jumper Sewing Pattern (free download below!)
Before you begin: This is an intermediate sewing pattern. This style is intended to be worn loose-fit over shirts and or sweaters. If intended to wear as a standalone jumper, you can adjust the fit as needed.
Here’s How To Sew: ( It’s always recommended to sew a fit sample)
Step 1: With the right sides of the fabric together, pin the upper center front bodice to the upper side front bodice at the adjoining curved seam. Stitch and clip into the seam allowance to reduce bulk. Repeat for the opposite side and press.
Step 2: With the right sides of the fabric together, pin the lower center front to the lower side front and sew. Press and clip seam allowance to reduce bulk where necessary. Repeat for the opposite side.
Step 3: Front Facing: Following step 1, create the upper bodice facing. The lower center front has a self facing as well. With right sides of the fabric facing together pin, and stitch the upper bodice facing to the lower front facing at the bust seam. Set the facing aside.
Step 4: Pin the center back panels to the each side back panel and sew. Press your seams. Next, pin the side back panels to each side front panel and sew. Press your seams.
Step 5: Attaching the front-facing: With the right sides of your fabric together, place your zipper sandwiched between the front and front-facing. Pin in place and stitch. Adjust the length of your zipper as needed.
Step 6: Pin the strap to the upper bodice extension and sew it in place. Turn and press your facing. Turn under the seam allowance, pin in place, and slipstitch to finish.
Step 7: With the right sides of the fabric together, pin and the back facing along the top back edge. Insert your straps before sewing the facing closed. Turn under the seam allowance on your facing and slip stitch in place.
Step 8: Hem the bottom edge. Press to finish.