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View Poll Results: Do you own a demin jumper?
Heck no. 286 100.00%
No. Well, OK, yes, but I never wear it. 16 100.00%
Heck yes. 8 100.00%
Yes, but I only wear it to official homeschooling events. 0 0%
Yes, and I wear it all the time. 4 50.00%
Yes, and I get bonus points for appliques. 2 25.00%
Well really, I prefer denim skirts. 45 100.00%
Other 17 100.00%
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#61 of 123 Old 02-21-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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No jumpers here. No jumpsuits either. Lots of denim jeans tho... and my beloved denim jacket. I lurve tye dyes, especially on the kids

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No way! I have jeans and capris, even a cute jean jacket and matching a-line skirt (that will fit again someday--really). But no jumpers for me.
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i can raid my mom's closet and give everyone a denim jumper from the homeschool days! lol it seemed like every mom at the homeschool events wore denim jumpers..i almost died when i saw this!

i voted have a denim skirt. it was hard for me to buy one...the stereotype was the main reason! mine has major blingy rhinestones and a pink satin bow belt....i also wear makeup...major taboo with the denim jumper wearers! lol
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Nope. Before I joined this forum, I didn't even know what a jumper was.

I did, however, own a denim skirt or two at some point in the 80s or early 90s. I had a denim jacket too. And a couple tie-dye t-shirts. The 80s were .
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Okay, it occurs to me that I couldn't wear a denim jumper even if I wanted to. How the heck are you supposed to nurse in one of those things? :
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Yes, I own a couple of denim jumpers. The applique one is a garden dress and about to hit the dumpster. I love my denim and khaki skirts though!!!

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Okay, it occurs to me that I couldn't wear a denim jumper even if I wanted to. How the heck are you supposed to nurse in one of those things? :
Oh, easy. Either you have the kind that have an overall bib and you just unhook, or it has really deep-cut sleeves and button, and you wear a nursing shirt with it.

Erm... not that I know this from experience or anything.

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I don't but my dd won't give hers up!
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I don't but my dd won't give hers up!
I love Katie Grace in jumpers.

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Funny poll...

I chose "other" just because I don't care if someone else wants one, so "heck no" felt incorrect. :-)

(But, no.)

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how do you nurse in a jumper?

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how do you nurse in a jumper?
See post 67.

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Oh, easy. Either you have the kind that have an overall bib and you just unhook, or it has really deep-cut sleeves and button, and you wear a nursing shirt with it.

Erm... not that I know this from experience or anything.
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I am completely jumper free.

I do, however, have hair down to my booty. (I trim it, though.)
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I have a (short) denim skirt... and a denim jacket... and lots of denim jeans... but no denim jumpers. No jumpers, period.

I think the equivalent for unschoolers would be tie-dyes... I do have a bunch of those...

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Just a funny aside... Jumpers are what sweaters are called in Australia & NZ
OK, now I'm imagining somebody cutting denim into strips and crocheting or knitting with those denim strips, to make an Austailain/NZ/European denim jumper.

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Okay, it occurs to me that I couldn't wear a denim jumper even if I wanted to. How the heck are you supposed to nurse in one of those things? :
The jumper I used to have was GREAT for nursing in! It was A-line, with buttons on both sides (and fit great in early pg and was very flattering postpartum). I would open up the side buttons and pull it inwards, and I wore it with a blouse underneath that I would only button on the top and the very bottom, so the combination made a GREAT nursing dress!

I had another denim jumper that had deep armholes AND zipped up the front. I could either do the deep armholes/half buttoned blouse trick, or I could wear it with a regular t-shirt and unzip the middle and pull up the shirt. I gave that one away years ago because the front zipper design meant that it didn't fully close in the front- the jumper was mid calf length and the zipper only went to knee length, and I just didn't like how the front didn't stay closed. It wasn't really comfortable, it kept blowing around and making me cold, etc. But nursing in it wasn't the problem.

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I voted heck no because you couldn't pay me to wear one. I don't have a problem with them on other people, I just hate dresses for me. I do own a denim skirt, though. Haven't worn it in awhile as the weight gain from the last couple of kids makes it not quite so comfy as it was before, but I keep it in hopes it'll become comfortable this year.
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::.K. Let me compose myself!I was raised as an unschooler, and was surrounded by a flock of denim jumpers anytime we went to a social event!Not to mention Church!And the appliqe's!Oh my heavens!Some were more iron-on than jumper!
What cracks me up too is that we used to make fun of the girls in any type dress-especially fancy- with JEANS!!!Now my girls ARE those girls!We find it far too convenient and logical to care.... I also love jumpers for the girls-It's our happy medium between their desire to be naked and my desire to at least seem civilized!Many a time we learned too late-at the store,at church,the park,etc...that dd was really ONLY in a jumper!!!!! We try to encourage tights more now!
I do not have jumpers,as one cannot tandem nurse in them,any I could find ,anyway,and that was the last time I was in the market for clothes.One like the ones described above would have been fantastic for tandeming!A nice piece of fabric they could not move...yeah!I DO have a long denim skirt-made for boots!

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No jumpers.

But, I do have a denim bikini and a denim bellydance costume (with a red bandana veil).
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No jumpers.

Several jeans, a couple pairs of capris and a skirt (that I never wear) but no jumpers!
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A (homeschooling) acquaintance told me she's going to dress up as a homeschooling mom for Halloween this year; I might have to steal her idea .

What shoes go best with a denim jumper? Tennis shoes? With short socks?

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Well, years ago I did....and then I did the overalls thing WAY too much, to the point where my DH said if he ever saw me in overalls again he might have to do something drastic!

I do joke with my homeschool friends though, that we need to wear our jumpers to official homeschooling events, LOL.

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I thought that was a midwest thing! It seems like all of the uber-fundies here are members of what I always called the "Denim Skirt Society" ROTFL

Although, to be fair, I do know some crunchy mamas that wear them, but it seems they are out in droves at the churchy stuff.

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i didn't realize it was a requirement
no jumpers or denim skirts for me. none of the other hsers i know wear them, either. of course, that's only two people.

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I voted "other". I own several long denim skirts that I like to wear, and I own one denim jumper but it's a maternity jumper. I would wear a denim jumper if I could find one that would fit me correctly -- i.e., if it were long enough. They're all too short (I have a 34" inseam) which is why I stick with the denim skirts even though my friends tease me for looking uber frummie. I like the look of denim jumpers and never really associated them with homeschoolers, and my dd loves her "overall dresses" as she refers to them (she has 3).
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I have one.
I only wear it with 20 eye docs and funky socks, though.

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No. But I wear jeans every day.

I chuckled when I saw the title of this thread. I know a couple of older H/S moms that own denim jumpers. They've both been homeschooling since the 80's.

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I also love jumpers for the girls-It's our happy medium between their desire to be naked and my desire to at least seem civilized!Many a time we learned too late-at the store,at church,the park,etc...that dd was really ONLY in a jumper!!!!! We try to encourage tights more now!
This sounds soooo much like my 5 yr old DD. She could live without clothing (only underwear) if she never had to leave the house.

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Shortly after I started homeschooling someone gave me a denim jumper. They thought I needed it since I was homeschooling!

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Shortly after I started homeschooling someone gave me a denim jumper. They thought I needed it since I was homeschooling!
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I do have a denim jumper I never wear but... I have a denim skirt I love and wear all the time. I didn't realize the skirt counted toward the stereotype! :
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