patchwork jumper

May 23rd, 2008

This is the first dress I’ve made for my daughter, even though I’ve bought yards (and yards) of different pretty prints since she was born (2 and a half years ago!) intending to make many dresses and skirts. I was nervous about using a pattern and nervous about trying to fit a garment on a toddlers, but they are straight little noodles, so really it’s not hard at all.  When Martha from Uniform Studio started making a garment a day for the month of may, I thought if she could whip out 30, then I could probably make one.   So now that May is 2/3rds over it’s done. Granted it took me most of the month to find the pattern, but last weekend at the thrift store there it was and for 10 cents!

I had the idea for a little dress with a big pleat in the front and a strip of patchwork going down the middle and it turned out exactly the way I wanted, thanks mostly to the pattern.  The back and the front are the same in the original, I just combined all the little pleats into one big pleat in the front and kept the back the same.

There is a lot going in these parts over the next month, so things might be quiet here.  I’ll try to pop in once and a while, but I don’t think I’ll have much time for making.  In the meantime, I’ve updated some of my links (especially the clothing section) so you can jump over there for your craft blog fix.

have a great weekend!

Posted in sewing clothes.

31 Responses to patchwork jumper

  1. Dawn says:

    I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Malka says:

    I love this jumper. The patchwork is such a great touch!

  3. Jen b says:

    adorable. great job!

  4. Michelle says:

    Okay, seriously that is the cutest dress ever!
    Can you make one of these in adult size. I would TOTALLY buy it.
    I have been looking forever for a dress like this.
    I must learn to sew.
    Thanks for sharing.

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