Sometimes I don't pay attention. That's what happened the day I made an online purchase of some Denyse Schmidt County Fair fabrics. I was so excited to see this hard to find fabric for sale...at a reduced price even. How lucky can you get? Upon arrival, I ripped into the package to quickly see that I'd purchased half yard pieces of decorator fabric instead of quilting fabric. Awww.....that explains it!! Soooo.....I shelved if for a few months. Yesterday, I decided to use these two pieces, Ribbon Floral and Spotted Leaves to try out a toddler size jumper pattern.
Working with only a half yard of each fabric, I used the ribbon design for facings and a band at the bottom of this very easy pattern. Because of the weight of the material, I decided to skip the interfacing on the facings. You can't really see it in the photo, but the buttons are mismatched antique buttons that I purchased at a flea market a few years ago. I really wanted to snap a picture of Lula in the jumper, but she started screaming when I wanted to try it on her today! Hope that's not an omen or something!! I'm counting on it being cute with a brown long sleeved tee and leggings...I had to quickly gauge the length while she was hopping around like I was torturing her.See those little headbands that look like halos on the pattern? Well, Lula didn't get one of those! Two year olds can be so dramatic!!
Now that I know the size will work for Lula, I'll cut into the "real" jumper fabric....these lovely pin wale corduroys by Valori Wells. The pattern is New Look 6576. I made size Large for my two year old grand daughter, who weighs about 25 pounds.
Nest in autumn paisley and aqua birds.... she better not have a melt down about these beauties!!