Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just A Striped Corduroy Jumper For Autumn Days

Ahnalin has been begging for some 
new corduroy jumpers for Fall.

She had been stash diving in my 
corduroys and found this purple stripe 
and she wanted it!

You see, back in September,
when we had to admit that 
sandals, Crocks and flipflops,
were not going to get her through the school year,
she fell in love with these purple boots!

This was followed by much begging,
and many promises of being a precious,
perfect, angelic child every minute of the day.

Well, I bought the boots for her. 

She wanted a corduroy jumper 
with pockets ( for collecting rocks
and stubby pencils)
and she wanted lace on it.

On one of our many trips
to Joann Fabrics,
she begged for this pattern.
And because it was on sale for 99 cents,
she got it!

I bought the corduroy a long time ago
from Walmart and I bought the lace
recently from Fabric Hound.

The buttons are from my vintage
button stash. 

She wanted to hold her McGuffey Readers
while I took pictures because
they match the fabric. 

This is one of her
"Duh Mom!" looks
and she was very ready for me to 
finish taking pics so we could walk to school.
She HATES even the thought of being late.

And, of course,
we must have the Classic Ahnalin pose 
to finish it off.

So, a bit about the pattern.....

It runs quite large. 
I wish I had purchased the smaller
size range because I probably 
should have made a 4 
and lengthened it to the size 7.

But the pattern packet included 6,7 &8
so I cut the 6 in a 7 length. 

The pattern goes together quickly
and is easy to wear for my girl.

She is already planning the next jumper out
of this pattern.
So, I say it was a success.

Happy Sewing!


Heather Henderson said...

So Cute! I should sew something. Love that girl of yours. Give her a big smoochie for me!
<3 Heather

Debby said...

It is a cute jumper and the material is beautiful. Love the poses and those purple boots.

Anonymous said...

Purple boots! Ahnalin you and your Mom have engineered an awesome fashion statement. I can't wait to see your next creation.... Sheri Moore

hollym. said...

Cute jumper, Siv, cuter pumpkin wearing the jumper!!!

Mrs. Bianca said...

Oooh, purple is indeed perfect! It is probably my favorite color and a color I love to put my girls in too! Now you have me thinking! I need to whip up some of these for my girls, too! I love that pocket and I'm diggin' on that pink lace too!

Mona @ la la by mona said...

Cute, cute! I have used this pattern and also found that it runs large, but it was an easy sew. I also only paid about $1-2 for it - I refuse to pay $15 for a pattern! Unfortunately, my daughter, whom I shall refer to as "Miss Picky Pants", didn't care for it. I don't know that I'll be able to sew much more for her, except for skirts. It saddens me. Maybe she'll move on from this stage and go back to thinking everything I sew is the best thing ever.... or not. Have a wonderful day!

Tabitha said...

You had me at the purple boots and vintage buttons...very nice, good choice in the lace A!!

Jan said...

The jumper is cute, but I'm lovin' those purple boots.