Welcome back to SewZaizay.com. This is the second edition of Linen Series 2021 and I am featuring a linen jumper. This is McCalls 7598, view D, the Jumper. Here is the pattern. McCalls 7598. Okay, so I have to say that I have had this pattern for a very long time. The pattern features three dresses of various lengths and sleeve variations and this really cute jumper. I chose the jumper for this pattern, but I can see myself also making the maxi dress with the halter dress as well, possibly also in linen. It’s really cute, and you could use some really cool embellishments.
So, I am looking forward to making this again. But in View C. I think I like this dress because it reminds me of the Linen Series 2021 Part 1, the red linen dress, without embellishments. Here is that post if you missed it. Linen Series 2021 Part 1. The Linen Maxi Tank Dress. But I think when I make this view, I will use rayon or an ITY knit. We’ll see.
Let’s talk about this fabric. I chose this green linen fabric for this make. The fabric was purchased from Fabric Store. This is where I typically purchase my linen fabric. I love this green because green is my favorite color. I just love it. I want to paint my house green, and may possibly do so one day. I did have green shutters on my old house at one point, but eventually the color was dated and I had to change it. Okay, Sharon, focus.
This pattern has four pattern options, 3 dresses and one pull-up jumper with sleeve variations. Although it does not show a sleeve variation on View D, the jumper, I believe you could use the sleeves from A and B for this jumper as well. I like the sleeveless version. I cut View D, and I cut a size large. This pattern was super easy. Literally 4 pattern pieces and 8 cut fabric pieces. It was very easy to put together. I did not use the embellishments on the straps like the pattern requires but instead made some straps from the linen to tie in the back loops. At first I made the straps very long, but ultimately decided to shorten them because they looked better, I have since added some wooden beads to the tie backs.
What I like most about the pattern is the tie in the back and the elastic at the legs. And even though I don’t show the back of the jumper because I don’t like photographing my backside, it is super cute and you can see the back of it on the actual pattern. The gather at the ankles is also a plus because it gives a jogger vibe, and I really like that. This piece is timeless. I will be wearing it for years.
Now let’s talk about what I thought I didn’t like about the pattern. When I was making the jumper, I thought the tie back part was just necessary and could have been done a different way. But after making it, I realized it was necessary and actually perfect. So, scratch that. I like everything about this pattern.
The fit is fabulous, and I love the drop crotch. I have made a few drop crotch joggers and I really like this look. However, it is not for everyone, although I believe this fits most body types. I really like this jumper because it can be sexy, or just casual with some flats or sneakers. Either way, a win, win, win! And as you can see from the pictures, you can wear it alone for a relaxed loose fit, or with a belt to cinch the waist. Either way, Perfect!! This would also look really good with a gold belt. Yes, I went there with the gold. I am always OG baby! [Over gold that is]. Hey, what about a black belt and black shoes. I think yes.
Well, that’s a wrap for now. I hope you enjoyed Part 2 of Linen Series 2021. As always, I hope you enjoyed the post and the jumper. Lord knows I did. I enjoyed making it, wearing it, and especially sharing it with you. Leave a comment and please “Like” if you like. I love sewing, and I love sharing my projects with you. Also, if you have not subscribed yet, please consider doing so. You can subscribe below. In the meantime, I will be making my life better, one project at a time, and I hope you do the same.
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