I love Lucy!

I absolutely love the “LUCY” pattern by Children’s Corner. Here is the latest variation of Lucy completed for Miss Baby:

I thought this turned out to be a really fun jumper:

These are the Lucy’s I made last year for Miss Baby :

1. Christmas Jumper with smocked insert:

2. Fall Jumper. Actually, Miss Baby has worn the jumper by itself this summer. It made a cute summer play outfit.

Now, you can surely see that I do love Lucy! :) I like to sew for Miss Baby (even though garment construction does not come naturally for me) because I like to “cover” my little one with love as much as possible. That’s why, I am determined to still make a few things for her even though I am up to my eyeballs in quilt deadlines.

Done: Smocked Gingerbear Jumper

I bought this beautiful fabric a couple of months ago, knowing that I would use it to make a play-dressy outfit for baby.

I didn’t want to make something toooo involved — famous last words! Wouldn’t you know I fell in love with this little outfit (a modified Lucy by Children’s Corner) shown on website of Farmhouse Fabrics:

Picture from Farmhouse Fabrics

I just knew I had to make it with the gingerbread man fabric, using Little Memories‘ Gingerbear Smocking Plate! I have made a basic Lucy before, and was feeling a little adventurous in trying something different. Problem is, there are no instructions as to how to add an insert in a Lucy to make it look like the Farmhouse Fabrics sample. That means the original pattern had to be altered in order to fit the smocked insert. Nothing too involved, eh?! Did I say that? So, in order to make the Lucy after my own heart, I involved my dear sewing teacher Annelle in my crazy scheme to alter the pattern ourselves. Annelle is always super gracious to go along with whims (thanks, Annelle!).

I smocked the bears, did the prep work. We had just a bit of trouble centering the bears about the yoke. But Annelle can fix anything! We ended up with a jumper that looks pretty good!  We decided not to do the ruffle at the bottom.

Colors used in smocking: DMC 321, White, 3826, 937

Now, I have something to bring for show-and-tell for my December sewing club:

My, a whole week has come and gone. Mine has turned out quite differently than I had planned. It’s been a super busy week for me. I hope you have had a good one. Do enjoy your weekend. I shall catch up with you next week!


Completed: Lucy Jumper

I am a quilter who pretends that I am also a seamstress. For some unknown and yet to be determined reason, reading sewing pattern instructions turns my brain into a mess of tangled knots. So, it often happens that after hours of deliberating over the instructions contained in the sewing patterns, I just give up and walk away from my intended sewing projects. But I did have a “proud of myself” moment last night! I was able to complete a “Lucy” jumper….

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ALL BY MYSELF (with a few tips from Annelle)!

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The Lucy pattern is a Children’s Corner pattern. The instructions were clear, and they even have online help!

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I hadn’t planned on making this more complicated than it was intended. So I just added a monogram for a personalized look:

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With a Peter Pan collar blouse, a pair of tights and shoes — we are ready to hit the road, don’t you think?

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The fabric I used is leftover fabric I had from making my Apple Basket quilt (from An Apple A Day by Benartex):

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Thanks for stopping by. I wish you a lovely day!