Friday, April 1, 2011

The Jelly Roll Jumper

I admit it! I'm addicted to Jelly Rolls - not the kind you eat. The kind you find in a Fabric Store. I love the way those beautiful, coordinating colors all swirl together. I just can't resist them. One day when I was purchasing one, the lady at the counter asked me "What are you going to do with this?" I replied "I have no idea. I just love it, so I have to buy it!" I took it home and added it to my Jelly Roll collection (which continues to grow to the point that I don't think I'll live long enough to use them all up.) Then I had an inspired thought. "Wouldn't they make the cutest little dresses?" So I got out some graph paper, a calculator and some drafting tools and went to work. This little jumper is the result. Fortunately for me, I have seven cute granddaughters to practice on (two of them are pictured). The design is pretty simple, and I've tried to make the directions as easy to understand as possible. The little Jelly Roll Jumper turned out even cuter than I had imagined it would - and nothing adds to the cuteness like a pretty little girl. Pattern includes sizes 2 through 6 and sells for $9.99 plus shipping($1.50 First-Class Mail).