Wednesday, September 8, 2010

One Yard Wonders - All Ages Classic Jumper

I wanted to make matching sister and brother outfits for a friend's baby shower & it's been a while since I've done a project from the One Yard Wonders book, so I dusted it off and found the All Ages Classic Jumper... it fit the bill perfectly!


The jumper was pretty simple to make, but has some nice finishing details, like interfacing on the front top panel, and buttons, so it doesn't look like you just whipped it up in an hour.  I used Michael Miller fabrics.  The floral print is a Sandi Henderson design from her Meadowsweet 2 collection & the trim & tie are dots in mustard.  I really love how flexible this pattern is!  The back has elastic in a casing, so if it's too loose, you could just take the elastic in a bit, & you can adjust the length with the button straps.  The finished dress is really versatile too since you can pair it with a long sleeve shirt in the cooler months and it would even work as a tunic or top as the little one grows.

I can't wait for Max to arrive so we can see him in his tie onesie with big sis Ava!

10 comments:

Lindsay said...

OH how cute! :)

Karie said...

It's absolutle adorable!!!! We'll get a cute picture for sure!!! Thank you so much!
~Karie

Shirlynn said...

Wow soooo nice ... How did you sew the trimming on the tie? Am a beginner ... Can share ? Tks :)
Would like to sew one for my boy too

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Thanks!
Shirlynn, I have an embroidery machine, so the tie design is an in the hoop applique design I found, but if you don't have an embroidery machine, you can easily recreate this look with traditional applique methods. I would fuse some interfacing to the back of the tie fabric & then cut out your tie shape. Use some spray fabric adhesive to stick it to the onesie and then just stitch around the outside edge. The stitch on this onesie is a satin stitch. If you're really confident in your ability to stitch a straight even stitch, you could do a sating stitch along the edges of the tie (if your machine doesn't have a stitch labeled satin stitch you can set your zig zag stitch to the closest width). Doing a satin stitch "manually" stresses me out, so I've used just a regular zig zag along the edges when I didn't have time to set up the whole embroidery "thing" and it still turns out really cute... just a little more "casual" looking. Hope that helps!

lizzie said...

holy moly that is the cutest thing EVER!!! i love your fabric choices!!

Just made that way said...

I love the jumper, you did a great job. I will have to make one for my little girl now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Tiffany said...

Oh, how I love the fabrics you used! I make tie shirts for my little man a lot but am not skilled enough to pull off a dress for my little girl yet. These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Amnah said...

These are adorable! I think I need to finally buy that book.

Julie said...

What a fantastic idea! This would be great idea for matching Easter outfits. I'm going to have to start planning for my two!
~Julie
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April said...

This is adorable!

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