I used leftovers from (click on the links to view more pictures of the quilts)…
1. Autumn Hues
4. Baby Steps
… to make a “Candy Corn” Jumper for Miss Baby, using Children’s Corner Lucy pattern.
This is the fourth Lucy I have made — oh, I can just see Miss Baby telling sob stories about how she is dressed in only a couple of styles. :) Jokes aside, I highly recommend “Lucy” to anyone sewing for little girls. The pattern affords itself to many possibilities, as evident from the Candy Corn Jumper and the other Lucy’s I have made. You can see in the following picture the back of the candy corn jumper:
If you are interested in making one, the vertical proportions are as such: 25% cream, 50% orange, and 25% yellow of the overall length (0.25L for cream, 0.5L for orange and 0.5L for yellow, L being the total overall length).
Unlike the previous Lucy’s I made, I added piping around the neck and armholes. I wasn’t sure if I was up to the task, but I think I did alright.
Then, feeling a bit adventurous, I also added ruffles following the instructions. Again, I was a bit hesitant doing that because I know just enough to get in trouble, but not enough to get out of trouble. I went ahead and tried it, knowing my personal sewing guru Annelle is only a phone call away…
My friend Twila found this adorable cat machine embroidery design for me. It’s great to have sewing friends who are willing to help me out anytime I ask. When Miss Baby saw her dress, she exclaimed ” I like cat, I like cat, I like cat!”
I tried the jumper on her after I was finished with the construction. She wouldn’t let me take it off because she wanted to show it to my husband after work. So, with markings still on the jumper, she wore it proudly to greet her Father at the door. He then took her to the store, with her wearing that jumper with markings and all! I guess we can safely say I scored a winner there. :) Total money spent: $2.75 for the buttons – fabrics were strictly leftovers! Talk about winning! :)
It’s back to work for me. I have quite a few quilt samples in the queue that I have to bring to fruition! I do want to thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely weekend. Meanwhile, if you have a granddaughter/daughter you feel like spoiling… a Lucy jumper, anyone?