Crafts

DIY Girl’s Jumper Dress

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Jumper Dress

Okay so here it finally is! Amelia wanted a dress for July 4th so I went to Hobby Lobby and got some fabric. I line my dresses so I had to get double fabric. I got 2 yards of red chevron, 2 yards of white, and 1/2 yard of blue with stars.

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I had a pattern already, but you can just fold a dress you already have in half and trace around the front of it. Pin it to the fabric so it stays in place when you cut it.

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Cut around the pattern with a seam allowance.

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Take what you just cut out and pin that to the fabric.

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For the back of the dress you will need to measure your little one’s shoulders. I added 4 inches to the arms.

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Cut this out. (No need to cut a seam allowance from here on out).

Now do the same to the rest of the fabric.

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For the trim at the bottom I laid the fabric at the bottom and measured 2 1/2 inches of it. I then measured 2 inches from the bottom and pinned it. Be sure you flip the fabric.

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Once you sew it, be sure to iron it down and zig zag stitch the bottom.

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Now, lay the white fabric on top of your printed fabric and pin the top.

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Once your sew that, be sure to snip along the edges close to the thread but not cutting it.

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Once your sew both sides, line the back and front together.

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Be sure to line the fabric up perfectly and also line up the trim at the bottom perfectly. Pin these.

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Then pin down the sides.

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Sew straight down the sides then flip out the dress. You’re almost done!

At the bottom, fold the seams and sew.

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Add some buttons and VOILA! You’re very own jumper dress!

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