Monday, September 28, 2009

Jump Rope Dress (B)



I went to a local quilt fabric store to pick up some plain white fabric for a quilt my sister is making for my daughter. A quilt I planned to make, but never did. I couldn't resist this cute fabric, Hopscotch, to go along with the Jump Rope Dress by oliver + s. Hopscotch and Jump Rope, perfect.

I made view B of the pattern with the long sleeves and no waist. It was fairly easy and fast. I was able to complete it in two days. The cut is very fitted and unfortunately, I should have gone with the next size up. Monkey pants will be five next month and is not too tall for her age. After measuring her and checking against the size chart, I went with the size four. She probably won't be able to wear it next Spring if she grows another centimeter. Bummer. Very cute though. Her favorite part was immediately the pockets. It was such a fun project to sew, I can't wait to make the other version, view A.




9 comments:

  1. That fabric is absolutely adorable. And the details in the dress is beautiful!!!

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  2. What a great dress. The photo shoot is too perfect!

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  3. I've been wanting to try one of these patterns but i could never pick one. this is much clearer to see on an actual child. so well done!

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  4. This is one of the cutest Jump Rope Dresses I've seen yet.. Love it!

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  5. Adorable fabric ! Cute dress !

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  6. gorgeous I just love it. I know that it is a three scissor how difficult was it?

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  7. It all depends on how much sewing experience you have. View B above has less detail than View A so it is easier. The most involved part is the front placket but the instructions are very good. The trick is to iron as you go. That will make it easier to sew and will result in a more professional looking finish. Good luck!

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  8. I just love this! I came across your photos of the dress on Flickr and so came over here to have a look (as I wanted to make one for my daughter). The fabric is really lovely and I love the pocket detail. I've just made a size 4 Ice Cream dress for my 3 and a half year old daughter and it fits her precisely so I was rather interested in your sizing comments. I might go ahead and make her this dress in size 5 so at least she can grow into it.

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