Juliet Rose, a Maddie Jumper
My toddler, Elora, has been wearing her first Maddie jumper on a weekly bases. The jumper style is ideal for potty-training and this fluctuating fall weather. It’s time to add to her closet, and another Maddie jumper was top of my list.
First, fabric. I clicked over to The Confident Stitch looking for something substantial and fun. They have lots of modern canvas fabrics. I was immediately drawn to Rifle Paper’s canvas. They are a cotton/linen blend that has a nice drape. How perfect - washable, durable and just lovely. I selected Juliet Rose, a nice mid-size floral with a dark forest green background. It has enough pattern and saturated color to withstand outdoor play!
Because, let me tell you, this girl gets dirty! Her favorite place to play is outside. Outside on the swing. Outside in the sandbox. Outside, down by the goats. And the wet and muck do not deter her! She’s forever trying to ditch her shoes, just like her older sister.
I made Rora’s new Maddie jumper in snatches of time on Monday and Tuesday. This pattern is simple, without too many steps or garment-sewing skills. That makes it practical for interrupted sewing.
Late last night I did discover that I sewed the buttons and buttonholes on the wrong parts, haha. But I was able to make the correction this morning. Now it’s ready to wear, hurray!
Thanks to The Confident Stitch for sending me the Rifle Paper canvas. It’s a great weight for this project. Rora is keen to put it to good use, straightaway!