Sunday, June 27, 2010

Doggy "Jamie Jumper"

Someone posted this adorable 0/3 month sized jumper over on Diaper Divas this week and I just couldn't resist trying it myself. I have been looking for something very similar so this almost fit the bill exactly. It's a FishSticks Pattern and you can purchase the pdf in the store below, in the little one Layette and Wee Tot collection.I think maybe the jumper goes up to a 5T or so. Here is her site.


The hat is a preemie knot hat that I found online and downloaded. I wish I could tell you where I found it. I know it was by, but I can't find a link anymore. Super easy on a serger, really only takes a minute or two to sew up.

This fabric was really special to me. I had just heard of ottobre and downloaded their free tank top pattern off line. I went to JoAnn's and there was the cutest little doggy knit for Noah. I bought some material, ran back home and got busy. Sewed the tank top on my sewing machine and when I was done I thought I was the "cat's meow!". Looking back I bet it looked horrible on the inside, but I was so pleased with myself. Made a pair of matching shorts with appliques and a quickie visor to keep the sun out of his face. Looks like my tank top was too short and my shorts too long, but I was just happy that I had faced my fear of knits. I'm so glad that I saved some of this for our new little boy!

I think I may have to do another one of these today. I hadn't tried out my snap press with metal snaps until this morning and now I have the hang of it, I think I will have another go!

I used my coverstitcher and added a .25" or so onto the pattern to allow for the binding.


  1. Thanks so much for these links! Yours is so cute!!

  2. You are so welcome! Have fun sewing!

  3. That is so precious! I found that preemie hat pattern here -

    It says it's intended for 4-7lb babies. Did you make yours bigger? Or do you think it will fit a full term 0-3 month baby as is?

    I just love your blog!

  4. Thank you for the link, your romper is so adorable! I have a question that I hope you can answer for me. With all the free sewing pdfs out there, I often need to change the size of a pattern to fit my own needs. When I reduce or enlarge a pattern that has the seam allowances drawn in, it seems to also change the size of the seam allowances. Should I go by the size of the seam allowances on the original size? Or should I go by the size of the seam allowances shown on the new adjusted size? I'm sorry to sound so confusing. Usually the patterns don't have the seam allowances drawn in, but when they are drawn on the pattern, then the seam allowance sizes do seem to change when you reduce or enlarge the pattern.