Monday, October 4, 2010

Decorator Fabric Jumper

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 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!!


  1. oooh! I love the jumpers! You've inspired me to make one for my 6 year old! I love the fabrics, pattern...everything!

  2. I had to laugh because I did the same exact thing you did! & am the owner of 2 pieces of decorator fabric that would actually go with the ones you have! I'll have to pull them out-your jumper is cute!

  3. I am just about to make some corduroy jumpers for my girls. I have the Valori Wells bird corduroy in pink. It is so soft. I love the jumper that you made. Very cute!

  4. Charming. Just charming! How fun to sew for a GIRL, you blessed sew-er you! And Lula doesn't know how fortunate she is. Enjoy yourself.

  5. Carla, you are so versatile in your sewing - truly! The jumper in Denise Schmidt fabric is gorgeous - love the colors and fabrics so much. Hope your sweet little model is being more cooperative next time... She's luckier than she knows.
    ; )

  6. I have done the same thing with those SAME fabrics! LOL The jumper is so cute though. Great idea and yes, it will be so cute with a long sleeve shirt and tights!

    Jennifer :)