Girl’s Six-Gore Jumper

Another addition to First-Born’s autumn wardrobe, and using the same fabric as the previous circle skirt. She has a thing for cats, if you didn’t already guess. We photographed this the weekend Hurricane Florence was tearing through North Carolina, our southern neighbor. While the weekend was a bit rainy and overcast, we were very fortunate to completely miss the storm after all. Nevertheless, she is ready for inclement weather in her Hunter boots, kindly handed-down by a young aunt.

Pattern: vintage Advance pattern, #8102, size 8. I don’t have a link for the manufacturer because the company is no longer in business, however they can often be found on eBay, Etsy, etc.

Fabric: blue cat embroidered cotton chambray by Mood. It is $13.99 a yard and 52/53 inches wide. The description from the website is as follows: “An ode to our feline friends, this Blue Cat Embroidered Cotton Chambray is a must have for any cat lover. Embroidered cats stand, stretch, and sit across a crisp cotton. Turn its stiffer drape into shirts, shirt dresses and darling flared skirts. Lightweight, it will surely add an element of fun to your spring/summer wardrobe. A lining may be desired as this thin woven is translucent.”

Notions: Invisible zipper purchased in a mulitcolor bulk bargain bag from Amazon (40 zippers for $9.99). Thread is white polyester “sew-all” by Gütermann, purchased at Joann stores.

Extra Info: It has pockets!!! Also has a short zipper on the left side. The pattern called for sewing a placket, but I always prefer using an invisible zipper. This size is a bit large on her, but considering the fact that she still has a lot of growing to do, I didn’t feel it necessary to tailor this to fit.. she changes size/shape every few months!



She’s better at posing than I am! You can see the zipper on her left if you look close.


A little lady.


Yup, it twirls!!


A childhood well-spent, climbing trees and terrorizing insects.


Hunting for bugs with Second-Born. Second-Born’s dress and shirt are from Gymboree, and hand-me-down Hunter boots as well.



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