Some simple math for you today, as the title implies.
Hoppe + Fenne = perfect match
This April, my sister’s youngest, Fenne, turned 6 already. That’s how it works with kids, they grow older every year. With grown ups the aging stops at one point 😉
Everyone has come to expect a handmade present from me, so besides a ‘real’ gift, I made her a little something. She loves the dresses I make but she isn’t such a girly girl like her sister. So I decided to try something else. It was about time I used the Hoppe pattern I had lying around!
I wanted to make the version with the pleat in the front so I could use two contrasting fabrics. I visited Madeline de stoffenmadam in Vilvoorde. So easy, a store like that so close by! I had some trouble choosing, but eventually went for a beautiful jersey with flowers on it. I thought it was gorgeous and would combine well with a uni jersey to make a funky jumpsuit. My sister however, was not so convinced when I sent her a picture. Flowers for Fenne? That’s a no go!
But I wouldn’t be my stubborn self, if I didn’t press the issue. So I bought the fabric and ensured my sis everything would work out. Next I had to decide on the second color, cool blue or lovely pink… I went with blue in the end, a safer choice for Fenne, to compensate the whole flower business.
As is my habit, it was a last minute sew and I finished the jumpsuit the evening before the party. No sweat. It was an easy sew, with exception of the ribbons. Man are they hard to turn! The only thing I couldn’t figure out was the turning hole between the two front sections… Is it just me? Did I do something wrong? Possibly! But at least the end result doesn’t suffer from it. I think it’s a really great looking jumpsuit!!
And thankfully so does Fenne. Flowers or not, she loves it! It’s not the roomiest fit, so I may have to make another one soon 😉 At the same party, she also received a cool pink bomberjack from her great grandmother and it’s the perfect combo with this jumpsuit! Cool girl, this one. She has gotten a lot of compliments and she loves wearing it! Mission succeeded!
At her school performance I finally managed to take some ‘on-model’ pictures. That’s why it took so long for me to show it to you!
Perfect for playing!
Pattern: Hoppe – Straightgrainpatterns
Fabrics: Madeline de stoffenmadam
Teachers and other moms have often said: ‘I would want one of those’. And I can’t lie, I would live in this thing if I owned it! An, maybe you should consider drawing out an adult version? 😉