Finally spring seems to be coming, slowly but surely! The best way to celebrate it is with a blog tour, of course! Today we are celebrating spring with MCM Studio Designs and their Estherlyn’s Jumper. Why may you ask? Well if you haven’t already figured that out from the photos, then read on my friend!
First, let me start off by saying that this A-line jumper is just perfect for every season! As you can see it isn’t warm enough yet for sleeveless dresses, so layering is a must. There is plenty of room for layering with this jumper! OK, now that I have gotten that out, let me continue with a little more about the pattern. The Estherlyn jumper comes in sizes 3m-10yrs and features a curved apron front and button shoulder closures. The apron front is fully lined so no showing the wrong side of the fabric should the wind pick up! Speaking of lining, you can create this fully lined or half lined- your choice! The detailed tutorial for this pattern is wonderfully done. It walks you through each step and even includes tips making this easy for a beginner to complete! There is even a section on where and when to add trim if you’d like!
Now let’s take a look at my jumper, shall we? My baby girl is in a size 12mo here, which fits her perfectly! I just love every aspect of this jumper, and it is super quick to make! This took about 1.5hrs if I remember correctly. For my dress I finished the edges of the apron and hem with bias tape from Fascinating Finery instead of doing a traditional hem. The length of the dress is 3/8″ longer as I did forget to cut that off! Oops! In my version I opted for the partial lining. Now instead of doing a traditional hem on the lining, I just surged it as it is on the inside. Yes, I cheated a bit. Last but not least, I closed my jumper with snaps as I couldn’t decide on the perfect buttons! Snaps work for us, though, and make closing the closer a snap!! Sorry, couldn’t resist.
Are you ready to make your own? I know I will be making many more myself. To get your copy just head on over to the MCM Studio Designs website and pick it up. Don’t forget to check out her other two patterns as well. Unfortunately for me, those two cute patterns don’t start till a size 2, so we will be waiting a bit for my girl to fit in them. However, you can check out the other creations on this blog tour using all MCM Studio Designs patterns for more inspiration!