Tuesday, September 16, 2008

A Jumper

I got a bee in my bonnet on Sunday afternoon that Spenser needed a jumper for preschool. It was not until Monday when I finally sat down and figured it out and it was driving me mad. I thought about it and thought about it and thought about it the rest of Sunday and all of Monday ... I'm sure you understand. Joe is out of town this week, so I had some quiet "sewing time" last night after the kids were in bed.

The jumper is loosely based on one in this Japanese book. I changed it around quite a bit. This is my practice one. My original intention was to make her with the leftover sheet from my lounge pants. We'll see how this one flies with her.


It is sewn from a thrifted sheet and lined with some vintage pink gingham. (Yes, I still have a boatload of that gingham left.) I added some matching pink gingham buttons to it.

I think she might wear it. It has the pink factor going for it ... I'll report back.

20 comments:

Karyn said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Lera........that is so so so so adorable!

I love the pink gingham lining and the matching buttons are the PERFECT touch!!!

Oh, please please please Spenser, love it! (report back).

Oh, and yes, I do have the top sheet that goes with that set. :)

Kat said...

It is very cute.I bet Spencer will love it.

Katie Jean said...

sooo cute. She'll have to wear it. The gingham is just perfect.

Little Munchkins said...

I think she will love it. How could she not, it is stinkin' cute!

Brenda said...

I love the sheet and gingham. If she loves pink I know she will love this dress.

nikko said...

I think I have the pillowcases to the sheet. LOL. Maybe I'll send them to you so you can make something else matchy matchy.

I hope she loves it!

Randi said...

So sweet! She is going to love it!

The matching buttons are a perfect touch. I wish I knew how to make those!

erica e said...

soooo cute! i wish i could just whip something up 'based' on a pattern. when it comes to clothes making i have to have exact directions!
i hope she loves it.

SilverLining Designs said...

Oh it looks great. I love the two fabrics together. Nice job!

Jessica said...

That is so adorable! If Spencer doesn't want to wear it, just send it to me...I'll wear it!! (but it may need to be altered a bit!) HA!

Mirre said...

What a cute dress... how could Spenser not love it?!
Love your lounge pants too, they look so comfortable!

craftyclaire said...

That is so cute, in the UK that's a pinafore, you've made, and a jumper is what you call a Sweater! I hope your daughter loves it, as I do!

Jo-Anne said...

Very sweet!!!! If only I could get my daughters to wear something like that....{{sigh}}

Spenser is sure to love it!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I love it! Adorable!!

Diane said...

So sweet. Do you make those in my size??

Melissa said...

It's just so precious!!! I hope Spenser loves it too.

hooli said...

I absolutely love this. I might have to adopt a girl to sew for, because watching you sew for Spenser is killing me. All my boys keep asking for is more Buzz Lightyear and Batman PJ bottoms. Yuck.

amandajean said...

that jumper is just precious!!!!!!!!! I can think of a little girl that would LOVE it. :)

Amy said...

It's lovely! I'll bet she'll wear it all the time.

Stacey said...

Adorable!