Have you seen the Named Magena sewing pattern? It’s a fringed jumper pattern and I adored it at first sight.
The only difference is I made it into a dress first. I used an abstract black & bronze jersey for the yoke section and black jersey for the rest of the outfit. Both fabrics are from my stash. YES!!! Happy to be stash busting!. I owned absolutely no fringe so a happy girl I was when I managed to track down this metallic bronze fringe to go with it. I have not made anything in black for a long while and absolutely loved the combo! This is my first time sewing with Named sewing patterns so I thought I might need some time to get use to it. However, this pattern was SO fast and easy to sew that I made two versions back to back.
This is a dress I totally enjoy wearing! And the fringe is just so in trend now. Here’s a phone photo hubby took one weekend when I paired it with gladiator sandals. You can’t see from the photo but my nails were painted bronze too. Totally matchy-matchy.
And after sewing up a dress version by simply lengthening the pattern pieces and doing without the waistband, I sewed a jumper version without fringe. The white and the galaxy print came from the same scuba knit fabric embossed with a quilted finishing. The white is the reverse but I used it anyway.
I totally love this edgy sportswear inspired jumper and am actually thinking of sewing a matching bottom for this jumper using the anima pant pattern. What do you think?
Oh how unusual ! I think the fringing is bang on trend! The styling with your gladiators is perfect! I like the casual one for your jeans too. I have not seen these patterns before, but what’s not to like if they are so quickly put together!
Ps I think you would really suit the Yona Wrap coat!! Any wool blends in that stash??
Very cute! I love how you lengthened it into a dress, looks great on you. 🙂
Also, I highly recommend the Anima pants pattern – I’ve made it twice now, and love it.
I love the dress but even more the jumper, it’s brilliant!
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Oh wow! You certainly convert people to sewing, with this kind of output 🙂 Fabulous! I think the top fabric on the dress is my favorite, it pairs beautifully with both fringe and black!
I can’t decide which one I like better! They both look great! Love the way you styled them!
Both versions are stunning! The design line of the yoke is terrific.
Wow I love this, that is both pieces you made, but the jumper really talks to me (if that is possible). I have been in a sewing lull, I think you just gave me the inspiration I needed. Both pieces look great on you and I love your going out picture with your gladiator sandals and bronze nails!
Oooo I love both of these!!! Gorgeous!
Has the definition of the word ‘jumper’ changed? It used to refer to a sleeveless dress that you wore over a shirt of some kind. In your blog it is a shirt. Is there some other description that goes with shirt? I was totally confused at first. It is cute though.
@Amanda: Thank you! I love the Yona too but have cut another wrap coat before this came out. Talking about that, gotta go finish up that project!
@Kat: Thanks! will definitely check out the anima pants! Yours looked fab!
@ SabineC: Ah, that’s my favourite fabric from the dress combo and it was so inexpensive too:)
@amaryllislog: Thank you so much! Yay! Hope you are sewing again!
@Lois: Jumper is a pinafore in the US or a knit sweater in the UK. Confusing I know:)
Oh looking forward to that post. Remember how you inspired me to make my best ever make….. My lace trench coat? Well, this year I have made a trench coat with a big bow on the side where the lapel should have been I saw Dita Von Teese in one! I love it!
Love this! What weight knit do you recommend for sewing this up? I’m searching for knit fabrics right now… 🙂
@erin: If it’s for a dress, I’ll suggest going for light weight knit. For a jumper, sweatshirt or even heavy cable knit will look good. Hope that helps:)
@Amanda: absolutely brilliant bow trench! Congrats on another stunning outerwear!
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