I've been enjoying sewing for Miss C a lot and I have been able to turn out a couple of projects recently including this bug jumper. I love girly dresses made with "boyish" prints, it's just neat and unexpected. I had been looking for a neat bug print for a while but hadn't found the right one but when I was searching on Fabric Worm for neat prints I found this fabric, and everything just came together, it was perfect.
Every other Wednesday, like clockwork, Cordelia's Great Uncle Paul comes over to visit her. It's their standing date, and she loves it. Uncle Paul always sits on the floor with her, and they play and read books mostly. For the past several weeks Uncle Paul has brought a book in a series about bugs. These books are really cool, they have great colors, and neat pop ups. These are by far Cordelia's favorite books, she makes Uncle Paul read each one about a hundred times during his visit and then makes us read each one to her every day.
These are the books (She has one more but it's in her room, and it's nap time). They are written by David A. Carter and you can find them on Amazon. If you have a kid in your life, and you are looking for a gift, these come highly recommended by us. Uncle Paul told us that one of the big ideas about reading her bug books is that if bugs are interesting and fun, then they wont be scary or gross when she sees them in real life. The other day we were outside feeding the outdoor cats (at my sister's house) and she picked up a bug in the cats water dish and held it in her hand and just investigated it. Pretty neat. Now back to the jumper.
The dress has tri color ric rack trim, criss cross straps, and a button back with pearly black bug looking buttons. I'm overall really happy with how it turned out!