Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sewing For Elisabeth......

Sewing for Elisabeth is always a treat. She is very easy to please and likes just about anything I make for her. So imagine my thrill when she told me a few weeks back that she would like me to make her a new jumper....{insert scream here!}

My "go-to" jumper pattern is almost always Libby by Children's Corner. I have made this pattern so many times I could probably make it in my sleep. I had Elisabeth look through my fabric that I had and she pulled out this piece of floral corduroy that I've had for a bit over a year.

I asked her what she thought about putting her monogram on the bodice.....and she agreed....{insert another scream here!}.....and so I did!!!

I love little girls in jumpers! I think they are just so sweet and innocent looking in a jumper.

And if you look really close you will see that I put in a growth tuck as well. This way as she grows I can drop the hem down a bit so it will fit longer. Jumpers are so much fun to sew, but even better is seeing a sweet little girl wearing the jumper!!!


Karina said...


Cheryl said...

I used to make jumpers like this for my daughter when she was younger. Love your clever idea with the growth tuck. I wish I thought of that when my daughter was younger.

Cheryl said...

Hi Cindy!
Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's a pleasure to meet you as well. You have awesome sewing skills, so I will definitely be back to visit.

Cindy said...

Thanks Karina and Cheryl!!!

Karen Andreola said...

The jumper you made for your Elizabeth is darling. You truly have "an eye" for fabric. The floral corduroy is not only pretty and feminine it is durable so I can understand the practicality of your growth tuck. I saw a historical costume with a growth tuck and thought it was just decoration. Now I know something I didn't before. Thanks.
Karen A.

Cindy said...

Hi Karen...thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. Tucks can be used for decoration at times and also used for practical reasons (growth tucks) as well. This tuck I used with this jumper is fantastic because it also creates the hem. I am working on a tutorial right now to show how easy it is to stitch! It is my favorite way to finish a straight dress, jumper, or skirt.

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