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?
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
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!
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...