Question re: Sewing Daughter's jumper : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

I am in the process of sewing denium jumpers for two of my daughters. The bodice is lined. My question: Should I line the bodice in the same denium fabric or in another lighter weight fabric such as broadcloth or what?? I'm concerned that the denium maybe too heavy. Your thoughts? Thank you!

-- Marie in Central WA (, February 22, 2002


When I make jumpers or bib overalls for the grandkids I use a lighter weight plaid for the boys items and a print for the girls. I also make pockets out of the same colorful material.

-- Grannytoo (, February 22, 2002.

I think that the denim would be too heavy and I like Grannytoo's idea a lot!

-- Ardie/WI (, February 22, 2002.

PLUS,,, make sure the fabric is not tooo light our youll have trouble with it on laundry day...

-- Kristean Thompson (, February 22, 2002.

Grannytoo: Thank you for that wonderful idea! I was planning on making a pair of bloomers to go under it and will try to get a quiet, navy textured print to serve both purposes. Thank you again:) The girls were given jumpers with matching bloomers from Lilies of the Field for Christmas and absolutely love their bloomers. I was pleasantly surprised and going to continue the idea.

-- Marie in Central WA (, February 22, 2002.

My grandkids love the colorful trim on their clothes. I often make little shirts/blouses for them out of the plaid or floral fabric.

-- Grannytoo (, February 22, 2002.

Dear Grannytoo: Please, will you be our granny...too?? LOL! How much fun and what a blessing to your children to have a grandma like you. You have inspired me:) Also Kristean, thank you for the reminder, I do get carried away in fabric stores and lose all sense of reason. Thank you to all for letting me "pick your brains". God bless.

-- Marie in Central WA (, February 23, 2002.

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