Saturday, 15 February 2020

Cropped Black Jumper

A black jumper is perhaps one of the most basic garments that can be sewn, but one of the garments that receives the most wear. I've been on the lookout for a fabric to make into a simple cropped black jumper for a while and this fabric felt like a good one to start with. It's a lighter weight sweater knit so not necessarily a classic fabric for a jumper, but the drape allows it to hang really nicely and it's ideal for when the weather is slightly warmer.

I tried to keep the design as simple as possible but I was keen to add cuffs to the sleeves to make the jumper seem a bit more finished. I made the sleeves slightly too long in order to be able to properly cover my hands with the cuffs if I want to during colder months. The proportion of the cropped jumper with the long sleeves is something else I really like too.

Despite it's simplicity this top promises, I hope, to be a regularly worn staple. I'm really pleased with how the shape of it turned out and I would really like to make a few more of these in different colours. I'd like to try it with a heavier weight fabric too to see how the fabric weight changes the style.

If you'd like to find out more about this top, head over to Minerva Crafts to read the whole blog post.


  1. This is a wonderful staple! I wish I understood more in my early sewing days just how pivotal staples are.

  2. A black jumper is always a winner. I like the combo of cropped with long sleeves, it suits you. Here's to many more similar jumpers, one for every day

  3. Love this! I bet you will be grabbing this a lot to wear.