I typically think of a jumper as what I wore to parochial school for the better part of 7 years. Plaid. Pleated. Worn with a white, short sleeved button up. You know, the complete opposite of stylish. But, the Named Clothing Magena Fringe Jumper is definitely not that. It’s actually a cute, cozy sweatshirt! Oh those tricky British words.

Named Clothing Magena Fringe Jumper at Sewbon.com

Named Clothing Magena Fringe Jumper at Sewbon.com

Named Patterns Magena Fringe Jumper at Sewbon.com

For the Magena Fringe Jumper, I cut the size 6 and added an extra inch to the length. In retrospect, I think I should have added 3 inches to the length because this top has a tendency to creep up on me. Maybe it has something to do with the waistband… or the fact that I tend to gesture wildly with my hands when I talk…

For the main fabric, I used this Heather Gray Solid Cotton Spandex Knit Fabric from Girl Charlee. It’s such a great weight and has washed up really nicely the handful of times I’ve washed this top since making it a couple weeks ago. Originally, I used this Natural White Solid Jersey Rayon Spandex Knit Fabric for the yoke, but I also added in some contrast piping between the yoke and front and it was not good (I could have sworn I took a picture, but alas…). I love the idea of it, but my execution was awkward and lopsided. The last thing I need is lopsided chest detailing. So, I chopped the yoke off the top, seam ripped the piping, and went to plan B which was a mystery black textured knit blend from my stash… and I really like how it turned out!!

Named Patterns Magena Finge Jumper at Sewbon.com

One thing that caught me off guard is that one of the pattern pieces (the yoke) was overlaid across other pattern pieces. I assume this is to save paper? Luckily, I had a roll of tracing paper on hand and I was able to trace the yoke and cut the rest of the pieces, so it wasn’t a big deal. But, I figured that was worth mentioning because I haven’t come across that before.

Overall, this was a pretty quick sew (besides my whole piping issue). I assembled it almost completely on my serger in just an afternoon. I love instant gratification projects like that! 🙂 What’s your favorite quick sew project or pattern?

Named Clothing Magena Fringe Jumper at Sewbon.com

Named Clothing Magena Fringe Jumper at Sewbon.com
Named Clothing Magena Fringe Jumper at Sewbon.com

Top: Handmade (Magena Fringe Jumper Pattern) // Jeans: Anthropologie  // Watch: Movado // Necklace: Thrifted (similar) // Shoes: Nordstroms with DIY Ribbon Laces

Disclaimer: This project and corresponding post is a collaboration with Girl Charlee Fabrics, but, as always, the thoughts expressed in this post are my own.