Thursday, October 29, 2009
Horsing Around Jumper Take Two
I made another jumper following the tutorial that I posted a little while ago:
Horsing Around Jumper Tutorial. Since I wrote it after the fact, I did make a couple of mistakes. Basically, the straps have a 1/4" seam and I neglected to mention that. And the waistband piece should only be about 3" wide. I am going to make those changes on my older post.
This time I added about 5" to the length of the front and back piece of the skirt and did not make a ruffle. Instead, I added ruffles along either side of the bib. I realized that the bib might look a little bit better about one inch shorter, top to bottom. I made it this size in order to accommodate the horse design on the first jumper. So, you might prefer to cut this bib piece 8 1/2" x 9 1/2" but remember to add an inch or so to each strap to compensate. Leaving the bib this length does leave more room for growth though and the possibility that she can wear it again next year which is always a plus!
I used some cute little flower buttons that I cut off a shirt of mine years ago. I was happy to find a use for them.
I made the jumper in time for Lily's birthday only to be informed that she doesn't like it all that much. She conceded to wearing it to school and church a few times for my sake!