Friday, November 12, 2010

Embracing fall: step 2--Plaid!

Sorry this took so long. This fabric was way more difficult to work with than I expected! I don't remember ever wearing a jumper, though I'm guessing my mom must have put me in some when I was little. I decided there could be no better way to embrace fall than to make a plaid jumper!

Though this was a simple pattern, it was the first piece of clothing I designed myself. I was inspired by the Zoe dress from Burda Style, and I used the Coffee Date Dress as a starting point for the bodice. I made the front darts smaller and added side bust darts, and I lengthened it/curved it out. Then, the bottom was just a really wide rectangle that I pleated the width of the plaid at each dart.