The Cherry Jumper! McCall's 8209! Grand Finale!

Hello everyone! Welcome to the blog and welcome to the Grand Finale of the Fruity Fashion Collection!!

I have created this look that I am sharing today for the Grand Finale of my collection BUT I advise you to go over to my YouTube channel to watch the video so that you can enter the GIVEAWAY AND because the video is much more detailed and packed with information, pictures and video clips of the garment! If you prefer not to watch the video, I have a complete pattern review below the pictures. You can watch the video by clicking here!

As stated previously, I am sharing with you my most recent make, which is the last make for my Fruity Fashion Collection of 2021, and I made this Cherry themed jumpsuit by using McCall’s 8209, View C! Front View - Below

Another Front View - Below

Front View - Below

Side View - Below

Sleeve View - Below

Back View - Below

Close Up of Back View and Sleeves - Below

Pattern Used - Below

Pattern Review

Pattern Number: McCall’s 8209; and I made view C

Pattern Description: Misses’ and Women’s Dresses and Jumpsuit. There are three different views on this pattern and two views are dresses, which are views A and B. and View C, which is what I made is a Jumpsuit. Sewing Skill Level: The skill level is rated as easy.

Pattern Pieces: The pattern includes 12 pattern pieces to make this jumpsuit but I only had to use eight. Notions Needed: An 18 inch invisible zipper, 3/8 inch elastic, and one package of single fold bias tape and thread.

Suggested Fabrics: Cotton blends, Gingham, Sateen and Poplin

Pattern Sizing: 8-32W and the Wide sizes starts with size 18

Size that I Cut: I cut a size 20, but I probably should have gone with an 18 because I had to take it in about an inch on each side to get more of a snug fit on the bodice.

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? For the most part yes, but there was a bit of confusion when it came to the construction of the sleeves and how I was supposed to clip and pivot as that part was not easy to follow. Alterations or changes: The only change I made was with the sleeve construction. I basically just did my own thing because I didn't get what the instructions were saying to do. I also finished the lining by using Fabric Tac instead of slip stitching What did you particularly dislike about the pattern? That was the only thing that I didn’t like about this pattern were the instructions for the clippings of the sleeve pattern piece. What did you particularly like about the pattern? I love sweetheart neckline, the puffy sleeves, the princess seams, the front v shape at the bottom of the bodice, the gathers at the pant seams, and the elastic in the top of the sleeves. I also like how the casing for the elastic was constructed by using bias tape. Fabric Used: ANKARA African Wac Fabric

Purchased: House of Mamiwata

Any modification recommendations: No Would you recommend it to others? Yes

More Detailed Video Review AND Giveaway Below!!!!


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