Sewing Answers

In response to the questions we were asked after we posted The Fruitful Season: Part 1, here are some answers.

We get most of our tops from LLBean. The one I had on in this photo was from Christopher & Banks, but we haven’t seen that style the last couple of years.

Anna and I
Anna and I

The pattern for these jumpers is Simplicity 5917. Anna says it is very simple to make and fairly quick. She has made her jumper, Sarah’s, and is almost done with mine that are to be conference jumpers from matching fabric. Mary (12) has now finished hers too. We added length to the jumper pattern because we wear our jumpers about ankle length.

Anna hemming up a jumper today.
Anna hemming up a jumper today.
Mary cutting out a jumper this afternoon.
Mary cutting out a jumper this afternoon.

When I was nursing babies, I didn’t make nursing dresses. I had a couple of skirts and tops, but I mostly wore jumpers. I had a jumper pattern that had a bodice that buttoned so that worked for nursing. I also had a jumper pattern with a drop waist and arm hole openings down to the waist. I could nurse in that jumper as well.

Here is a Mom’s Corner where I share how I have worked with my girls in teaching them to sew.

Trusting in Jesus,

6 thoughts on “Sewing Answers”

  1. Thank you! I’m going to write that pattern number down. My mother and I are ordering patterns together for a blouse, jumper, and apron but I would like to try this Simplicity pattern as well, and I know she is interested too.

  2. I know this doesn’t have anything to do with sewing, but I just woke up and my first thought was, “Happy Birthday Benjamin”…and my next thought was, “Happy Birthday Sweet Little Abigail”! How I praise and thank God for the wonderful gift Abigail is! How I enjoy each and every picture you all share of her with us all; they are reminders to me of how much God loves to answer our prayers and her bright eyes and smile bring such joy!
    One year old…wow! Give her lots of love from our family…14 hugs and kisses 🙂 Happy Birthday Abigail!
    Daniel and Jaynee
    Timothy, Elijah, Rebekah, Benjamin, Abigail, Isaiah, Josiah, Noah, Susannah, Nehemiah, Eliseo, and Samuel 🙂

  3. Thank you for the tips on nursing jumpers! We began having a half hour sewing time this past school year and are looking forward to when Hanna and I can sew a jumper. I think it is so neat to be able to make your own clothing, it is really special.

  4. Thank you for sharing your jumper pattern information; I love the jumpers ! But most of all, I wanted to thank you for the suggestion that sewing time should be “scheduled”. I want to sew, need to sew, and want to be able to work with our children (2 girls and 4 boys) on sewing projects, but never seem to find the spare time. I never thought of adding it to our MOTH schedule. Thirty minutes each day on the schedule is the answer — then we will find the time and will get some sewing done.

    Your website and your books have been so encouraging, and each has been a true blessing to me.

    May God continue to bless your family.

    Grace & Peace,

  5. Do you sew your own denim jumpers or do you buy them?
    When does Sarah expect to be finished with the next Moody book?
    Some they buy and some they sew. This one was purchased.
    The target date for the next one is September.

  6. Thank-you for your encouraging post, and for the jumper information. 🙂

    What has been your favorite type of fabric to sew the jumpers with?

    Thank-you again for sharing with us your wonderful ministry through your products and your testimony. God bless you.

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