Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Classic Pattern

One of my all time favorite sewing patterns is the Oliver + S Jump Rope Dress. But it's been a few years since I last sewed one. A few weeks ago, Christine posted on Instagram asking for help choosing fabric combinations for a Jump Rope Dress. Around that time, I had been trying to decide on a pattern for a new long sleeve dress for BK. Why not the Jump Rope?
 
 
Jump Rope Dress

pattern:  Oliver + S Jump Rope dress, view B
size:  7 with 8 length
fabric:  cotton/lycra poplin from Fabric Mart Fabrics and a small floral quilting cotton print from Joann Fabrics
mods:  finished the sleeve hems with bias binding, lengthened dress

Jump Rope Dress

When asked what color dress she wanted, BK requested purple.  So I pulled all the solid purple fabric I had in my stash (not much, it was this and a darker shot cotton) and she chose this one.  Digging through my scraps, I found just enough of this small floral print to eek out the placket and bias strips.  I chose to finish the sleeve hems with the floral print so that the dress had longer sleeves.  It always seems like my kids outgrow the sleeves before anything else!
 
 
Jump Rope Dress

BK paired the dress with an In Threes cardigan for church on Sunday.  Since the turquoise cardigan was such a hit, my mom knitted another one for her.

Now I owe MG a new outfit for church.  She has picked fabrics and I think I'm going to use the Clever Charlotte Orchid minus the bow on the top.  I'll get to it soon... 

 

20 comments:

  1. What a pretty, classic look! I like the dark floral pop too.

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  2. I love this version - love the splash of dark purple..so pretty:)))))

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  3. It is beautiful!!!! I love the purples. I haven't touched my dress for a week and I just started on the collar. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get to it. I feel a little motivated after reading this post.

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  4. I love Oliver + S designs. They are so beautiful! The floral on the purple is just the right touch. She looks so pretty in her new dress! I look forward to seeing MG's dress too :D

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  5. It's so pretty Cindy! The color really suits her. I must pull this pattern out of stash for this summer for Sarah.
    (I just love the photos of her, they always make me smile!)

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  6. So pretty and fantastic to get it all from the stash. My all time favourite pattern and I need to make another one of each view before Maya grows out of it. I spent so much money and time trying to track down this pattern before it was digitally released too!

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  7. Love it!! Funny -- I have the fabric out to make a jump rope dress too!!!

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl! Too funny...can't wait to see your dress.:)

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  8. The floral co-ordinates beautifully with the purple, Cindy. Love the little pockets and you couldn't get a better cardigan to match.

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  9. Such a lovely dress Cindy, and it goes so well with her cardi
    I have one of these planned for Lucy for winter - should get started, I guess!

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  10. I'm a confirmed non-purple-lover but gee I love this dress. So pretty!

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  11. Oh my goodness, she's getting so grown up, and the dress is such a classic. I love the fabric choices :-)

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  12. Cindy, the dress is perfect ~ fabric choices, sewing, choosing view B, it's adorable! It totally looks store bought. You should open a store!!!

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  13. Yes.....such a classic pattern!!! Love how you went simple, with a 'pop of fun' on the placket and bias bound sleeves.... *Did you get a new camera?? These pictures look amazing!

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  14. This dress and cardigan ensemble looks so very pretty on the beautiful BK! I love the color on her and the floral accents on the dress. The pockets are perfect, too!

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  15. This is so sweet! It's good to get some more use out of your O+S patterns before they grow out of them. (I was thinking how tall MG looked in your last post.)

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  16. (I am so behind in my blog reading, so sorry!) This is SUCH a pretty dress - I love the tiny floral accents. It's wonderfully feminine but understated and classic too. Well done! I love this dress on older girls, I don't have this pattern, but it's on my list!

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  17. This looks lovely! I like it with the trim, it is subtle but very pretty.

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