Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Butterick 4842 - Corduroy Jumper

Corduroy is one of my favorite fall/winter fabrics.  I like it's weight and texture and the rich, lovely colors that it comes in.  And I like jumpers on little girls.  So, I think a corduroy jumper for fall is a good thing.

This is Butterick 4842 in size 4.  Kind of.  I took in the CF 1.5", the side seams 3/4", added 1.5" in length to the bodice and 1" to each flounce.  So, I started with size 4, but didn't stay there for long.  This pattern is really short.  You can see that from the pattern model.

I thought the jumper might turn out too plain, so I added two bands of ribbon at the bottom of the bodice.  It's sheer ribbon with satin edges.  Nice how Fabricland had ribbon to match this color almost exactly, but no narrow white grosgrain ribbon.  Okay, I'm over it....

Tutorial for the flower here.   I'm not thrilled with the button in the middle.  I've been doing a great job of using up my button stash rather than buying new, but at times like this I'm not so pleased about a minimal stash.  This was the best I had.  I stitched a pin to the back of the flower so it is removeable.  It doesn't look like it will launder well.

The jumper is lined with a cotton print leftover from this project:

My sister's wedding.  Aren't they all cute?  I love this picture!  My younger daughter also has a hat from this fabric. 

I'll be entering this in the fair in the "Child's Jumper" category.

Next up: a shirt for me.


  1. What an adorable jumper! I especially love that color - it looks great on your daughter.

    Your sister's wedding picture is so cute! I love all the little one clamboring all over them. Ha!

  2. I love this jumper! You always make the cutest things that look very rtw and professional!

  3. Perfect! The zipper is amazing and the ribbon is a perfect touch.

  4. I "stalked" you from Carolyn. What a lovely jumper for your daughter. I love coudory on children. I hope she enjoys it. g