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  • Sleeveless Red Jumper

    Posted on 21/03/2014 by David in My Handmade Closet.


    A second finished sewing project in the same week, do you believe that? Can you believe that? No…?  I’m not blaming you but guess what, this is happening so let’s make the most of that AWESOME moment because I can’t promise you this is ever going to happen again!

    I’ve finished my sleeveless red jumper which, believe it or not, was started last November after tracing a quick pattern and cutting the fabric before ending in the pile of forgotten dreams. A less romantic explanation was that I got so caught up with Nadia’s first dress at the time that I thought I could finish it anytime…well anytime being four months later…

    The project was straightforward enough as most of it was done on the Overlord – those who watched the Great British Sewing Bee on Tuesday evening will get my drift…Ah Claudia, you had me in stitches!  – and I chose a dark red polyester fabric for this project. I was not so keen at first on having the V-neck so low but looking back at the pictures, I kind of like it!

    Now I look unusually serious on the pictures but the shoot was anything but that. It was a bright day and I was full of not very bright ideas such as going down the stairs balustrade, keeping my balance on a rope before gently reminding myself that I was not in an amusement park.  I luckily kept short of having a Pamela Anderson moment with the garden water hose…rest assured those pictures will remain firmly locked on my secret files. At least, I don’t think I have lost the plot in terms of styling when I combined the jumper with my Tartan red & grey trousers  along with my favourite shirt ever – never mind  I sewed the cuffs on the wrong side, we don’t judge on Design Closeup, we’re all free spirits 🙂


19 Responses so far.

  1. Wil says:

    I learned something new today. I thought you would be modeling sleeveless pajamas! But after seeing your pictures and googling “jumper” I found out it is a sweater vest.
    Thanks for a great blog.

  2. Karen says:

    I like the cuffs. If you hadn’t pointed it out, no one would have noticed.
    The jumper is great, I don’t think it’s too low, you can see more of your shirt this way.
    Do you knit? I’ve some amazing patterns from a book published in 1946 that include knitted underwear and swimming costumes!

    • David says:

      That’s what I thought Karen, I think it helps showcasing the shirt even more by going lower than usual, glad I get a second opinion on this 🙂 I’m not a knitter I’m afraid and I have no idea if I would enjoy it as I’ve never tried!
      PS: Looked up the word jumper and I got pinafore dress for the US version. Anyhow, jumper is very much a British word translating into sweater in American English. I may well have confused my American readers unknowingly!

  3. lola says:

    lovely outfit, I love red and grey.x

  4. Vasiliki says:

    I’d missed seeing you modelling your makings 🙂 It looks really cool and I think the lower cut V neck gives it a David character. It’s such a great combination with your shirt and trousers! Your serious look suits you as well! 🙂

    • David says:

      Haha, thanks Regina! I have a couple of projects for myself in the pipeline which I will be happy to model, with a serious look or not 🙂

  5. Delgado says:

    Toutes les Stars défilent sur un tapis rouge, coïncidence la même couleur que ton joli débardeur. Les poignets cousus à l’envers, j’avais de suite remarqué, mais c’est la signature exclusive de David, même si tu ne l’as pas fait exprès c’est très original !

    • David says:

      Merci maman, je l’aime beaucoup aussi ce debardeur et peut etre que je vais faire une specialite des poignets a l’envers par la suite…comme tu dis, il me faut une signature eclusive 🙂

  6. Maddie says:

    Two sewing projects in one week? That definitely beats this tortoise!

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