02 januari 2012

Jump rope dress

She surely does not look too happy with this one... Could be the mood of the moment, let´s hope so.  I think this dress is totally cute.  It has a nice fitted style, simple and sophisticated at the same time.  Fabric from stash, a cotton bamboo blend chambray.  The pattern is the Jump Rope Dress by Oliver + S, until recently darn difficult to find because it was OOP.  Until Ms Gibson made it available for download through her website for $9.95, a link is here.  I highly recommend this pattern. Any of her patterns, really.  Each one is like taking a mini sewing class.  For a new generation self taught seamstress like myself who finds answers on ´´how to´´ mostly on YouTube, reading proper sewing instructions can be a real treat.  For instance by making the Sunday Brunch jacket, I learned a lot about neatly finished interfacing which technique I since then have applied to other projects, like the velvet blazer blogged about earlier.  Can´t recommend the Oliver+S brand enough.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. prachtig die eerste foto! zo puuur die emotie! een plaatje!
    groetjes, Mio

  2. Adorable dress and model. Thanks for reviewing this. I think I have to make it for my DGD. Beautiful work and I love the fabric.