I have been wanting to sew a jumper for myself for some time, but had been holding off as I wasn’t sure if the style was ‘me’. I mean, you have to take the whole thing off to pee for Pete’s sake. But after seeing the Sanibel Jumper by Hey June Patterns, I was finally pushed over the edge.
Initially I was going to make it in a luxurious chambray, but after printing out the pattern I changed my mind. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE me some chambray fabric. But I was in the mood for something funky and unique on this particular sewing day. You know how the sewing mood can strike you – some days you simply want classic stripes…and other days nothing but an onslaught of bold color will do! Lol. So after tearing through my fabric collection, I came across this gorgeous black floral cotton voile-like fabric that I had picked up while fabric shopping in NYC a few months back at Mood Fabrics.
Sanibel Jumper Pattern.
Time needed: 2 days (not full working days, but broken up into 4 hour increments)
Skill level: Intermediate
This pattern is definitely out of my ‘norm’ when it comes to sewing patterns. With my limited time and availability to set towards time consuming projects, this was on the top of my list as far as time was concerned. For my peace of mind, I typically try to stick with patterns that will not take me longer than 4 hours from start to finish – TOPS. Mainly because I am short on patience and have a low attention span, combined with extremely limited time availability – so the Sanibel was pushing it for me. But every now and then you simply need to jump in and take the plunge if it is a pattern that you love enough. The Sanibel jumper pattern was extremely professional, and came together seamlessly. Even with my not precise cutting skills (I am a rotary cutter madman), the pattern still fit together with precision. The instructions were clear and informative, even to the point where I would suggest an advanced beginner could tackle this pattern. Adrianna of Hey June literally walks you through the entire process, step by step.
I did run out of fabric as I was cutting, which is why you see the color blocked pockets and waistband casing. That was not intended, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Altogether I love the way this pattern came out. The floral version feels fresh for Spring – and I am diggin’ it.
I would be interested to try one more version of this jumper, with the cap sleeves and banded neckline in chambray. Just need to make sure it is a ‘chambray day’ that day. (Because I have some homemade shibori dyed fabric that is just calling my name right now – ha! Sew me, sew me!!!)
MAKE THIS LOOK:
- Sanibel jumper pattern
- Black floral voile, Mood Fabrics
- Piggytail – thrown up in under 2 seconds to impress
If you are in the market for a women’s jumper or romper sewing pattern, this is a good one! Go for it! And we will commiserate together in adjoining bathroom stalls as we undress completely while trying desperately not to let our jumper touch the floor while we pee. You will find me and Erin hanging there, it’ll be fun! Lol.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…