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Joyful Jumper Tutorial, with Side Zipper

Two yards of Fabric
One 10" invisible zipper
Ribbon or other fun notions.
Step 1: Print out Jumper PDF.
Step 2: First cut...
  • 4 Bodice pieces, add a 1/2" to one side for side zipper installation. 
  • 2 skirt panel measuring width of fabric 44" X the desired length. (I used 23" for size 8 and 19" for size 6.) 
  • 2 straps measuring 3"X 7" (for size 8) or 3"X6" (for size 6)
Step 3: Iron the straps. Sew the straps 1/4" on either side.
Step 4:  Pin the front bodice pieces together with the straps sandwich between the panels. Sew 1/2" seam allowance only along the top of the panels. 

Step 5: Pin the back bodice pieces together with the strap sandwich between the panels. Sew 1/2" seam allowance only along the top of the panels.
Step 6: Pin and sew the shorter bodice sides, match the front and the back bodices.
Step 7: Fold and iron a the lining or back bodice 1/2"up.
Step 8: Sew the 2 skirt pieces together on one side (leaving the other side open for zipper) and gather the skirt

Step 9: Attach the gathered skirt to the front bodice.
Sep 10: Topstitch the bodice to the skirt, move the lining away.
Step 11: Attache the invisible zipper to the front bodice and skirt. Move the lining or back bodice away.
Step 12: Place the lining or back bodice right sides together over the invisible zipper and front bodice, stitch the back bodice to the front bodice along the zipper stop at the ironed 1/2" fold line.
Step 13: Flip right side out and pin carefully the back bodice to the skirt from the front. Topstitch again over the bodice to the skirt. Hand stitching is advised. 
Step 14: Sew the skirt together.
Step 15: Hem the jumper by folding over the bottom of the skirt twice 1", iron and sew the edge. (I did fold mine over 2" because my daughter is a little shorter.)
Best Wishes and Tons of Stitches!


Cuscini said…
Wow, this is so generous of you -- and it's exactly the size I need for my niece -- thanks so much!

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