Thursday, September 19, 2013

Janey Jumper

One of the classes I took while at Fabric Fest was lined garment construction taught by Lindsay Wilkes of The Cottage Mama.  The pattern is available here.  It has lots of options to make it customized.  For sake of time, we made the least complicated version in class.


This was a great introduction into garment sewing—no zippers—and the dress is absolutely darling.  My daughter has worn the dress since I got home, which warms my mama heart!  When it’s cold out, the dress is cute paired with a cardigan, or you could accessorize with a scarf and fingerless gloves knitted by your aunt…either option looks great for bike riding in the driveway.


I can’t say enough about how much I learned in this class!  My daughter picked out fabric, which I brought with me to Las Vegas, and I finished the entire dress within the 3 hour class including taping together the pattern from the pdf download, cutting the pattern pieces, and sewing it all together. 


The red ribbon, rick-rack, and gingham button are all Riley Blake notions I picked up at one of the booths on the sales floor of Fabric Fest.  It took some time, but I was able to track down someone with red thread who graciously let me use it to sew on the ribbon trim so I could have it completely finished before I left Las Vegas.  Quilters are the nicest people!

Don’t forget to enter my Fabric Fest loot giveaway here.   Have a wonderful day!


  1. That is such an adorable dress - and your daughter is adorable too!

  2. Cute.cute.CUTE!!! What a satisfying project and your daughter LOVES it---triple points for mama! I want one!

  3. Super cute....I know you and her are thilled with the finished results.

  4. Awww you make very beautiful dresses! ...and girls ;)

  5. The dress is just adorable and so is your daughter. I am so glad you had a great time.

  6. That is an insanely adorable dress! I'd wear it everyday too!

  7. I thought the dress was cute at Fabric Fest! Your little sweetie all dolled up in it makes it ten times as cute :) Great finish momma!

  8. So cute! (The dress and your daughter) I bet you could even wear it with a tee shirt and leggings to extend its wearability into the fall.

  9. This is adorable!! What a sweetie!


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