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Retro Modern: Jumping for Jumpers!

When I found out I was having a girl, my thoughts immediately turned to how I was going to dress the little elf. And one thing came to mind: a jumper.

To me, nothing is cuter than a little girl in a jumper. Or pinafore, or whatever people are calling simple sleeveless  little A-line dresses that are popping up everywhere with button on the shoulders. Just toss that over a onesie or plain shirt and your little girl is good to go! And as my little sweetie grows it turns from a dress into a tunic!

I found a vintage one on eBay for a song that is my FAVORITE little piece for the Peach. It is just cotton fabric featuring blue hens and a sassy red rooster pattern that makes me smile every time I look at it. Here’s the Peach modeling it in all her Peachy goodness.

As we all know, eBay can be a cruel mistress, so who knows what my chances will be for hitting jumper pay dirt there again. But fortunately, I’m not the only one who likes jumpers because they are popping up all over the place.

Like these amazing ones from Australian Website, Soda Pop Kids which are begging to be worn, aren’t they?Just look at that bird! And did you notice the mismatched button colors?? Pure KOOTNESS!



And April Scott, you had me at vintage with your very charming jumper using vintage bark cloth and a green back panel. Again, the buttons!


Check out this fancy pants version made of velveteen by New York designer Dan Dan. What can I say–I love love love it! This little sweetie is available (and on sale!) at Ele-abaant, another great online store for kid’s clothing based in Australia.


And if you are the crafty kind of lady, I would highly recommend Alicia Paulson’s delicous Bella baby dress jumper crotchet pattern.  It is blissfully easy. And just stunning to boot.

I do hope the jumper trend is here to stay….dare I say it has me jumping for joy?

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  1. heather says

    those are the cutest dresses ever!!!!

  2. heather says

    i need the ladybug print for my daughters room!!!!

  3. Dottie says

    Tee hee! I’m so glad you like ‘em Heather! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  4. heather says

    somehow my comment for the lady bug print ended up here but i meant for the petit collage below…..after i saw the post i went and ordered it!!!!

  5. Alix says

    I’m so glad you ordered the ladybug print! Yay! I love ‘em too!!

    Are you northern or southern california? We’re in the bay area…

  6. heather says

    we are down south!!!!

  7. Alix says

    someday we’re meetin’ up lady!

  8. Alicia P. says

    Thank you for the kind words!!! I am so pleased that you like the jumper, and the others here are just totally darling!

  9. RocketGirl says

    A week later and I’m still trying to resist buying those etsy jumpers! I might just crack and go for it.

  10. RocketGirl says

    OK, I cracked and bought from the store maddieandcate–the jumpers are REVERSIBLE! And I found one in a Dick and Jane pattern!

  11. Dottie says

    We love ya, Alicia! How can we not!

    And there are so many great jumpers out there on Etsy! We just covered the tip of the iceberg. And I should have noted that a lot of jumpers are reversible–which adds to the wearability. Hurrah!

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