When I asked about the exposed zipper dilemma of the Frankendress sewing of yore, I received excellent feedback.
So, new question: thoughts on jumpers?
I’m thinking about making one for an upcoming dance.
Here’s the thing: I’ve been very hesitant in the past.
Why? Because I was homeschooled. There’s a prejudice, I know, about homeschoolers and how they (“we”?) are “anti-social” (baHA!) or “poorly socialized.” There’s also this picture that comes to mind of women who don’t cut their hair and wear long jumpers with tennis shoes.
May it be known: if someone wants to wear a long jumper with tennis shoes, I have no problem with that life decision. It’s your life.
That being said, I’m not going down that path. And I believe I’ve done a decent job at avoiding it. (For one, my hair hasn’t been long since middle school.)
And then, last year, I saw a girl ROCK a jumper at a New Years’ party. Yes, you heard that right. It looked like a wool-plaid, with a beaded piece inserted near the neckline.
I said to my sister, “Is that girl rocking a JUMPER??”
And it was confirmed that, yes, she was.
Since then I have been turning over the possibility of making a CUTE jumper in my mind. I even emailed Lauren about it once.
(For the record: Lauren cautioned against the homeschooler-look).
But, I’m still undecided. Therefore: I shall post pictures of vintage jumper patterns and share thoughts.
Thought one: it’s winter. Therefore: colder. Therefore: layers. So, #yay for jumper.
Thought two: I’ve made more formal dresses in the past, and I’ve loved them…but I rarely rewear them. (Let’s be real, over the course of a year, to how many balls is one invited?) I love my dresses, I think they’re beautiful…and I don’t wear them. Maybe a more-casual jumper would be better because I could dress it up for dances, dress it down for work. #Yay for jumpers.
Thought three: Maybe a little school-girly. #Meh.
Thought four: It would need to have a spinny skirt. Cleary. Probably pockets and detailing, too. #yay
Thought five: Have you ever seen anyone rock a jumper? I think I’ve seen two people. These odds are not so good. #meh
Thought six: I need to go home and check my patterns and stash o’ material. Clearly. I’m thinking maybe a light wool. Or a polyester-blend.
Please, please tell me what you’re thinking!
Does “jumper” earn a yay or a meh?
In other news: I’m Seashell Nell and the things I seem to sew the most are vintage fifties patterns.
To quote Julia: “It’s who I am.”
Oh! And I love you.
Thanks for helping me out. <3