Saturday, October 9, 2010

Oliver + S Jumprope Dress

It's been a few weeks since I made this dress. Like my last Oliver + S experience, I have only good things to say about the Jumprope Dress pattern. The style is as cute as can be, the drafting and sizing is great and the instructions are fantastic. But, I don't think I made a good match of pattern and fabric. The details on the dress are what makes it so cute, but with the print I used, they are really hard to pick out. So hard that I didn't even bother to try photographing them.

Oliver + S Jumprope Dress

We chose the fabric to go along with the sweater that my daughter already had and that really limited our options. The dress is still cute enough and I'm not unhappy with it, but it isn't everything I was hoping it would be. Using a solid pink for some of the details would have been ideal, but of course I didn't have the right color in my stash and I wasn't able to work in a trip to the fabric store before the dress needed to be finished. The fact that my local Fabricland is 45 minutes away now has been really irritating lately.

I'll be making this dress again in a solid or more subtle print, but likely not until summer.

3 comments:

  1. Well, she looks adorable!

    Fun to see your goals in the side bar. How are things going with that?

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  2. This outfit is really adorable! Just so girly :) and pretty. I remember dressing my daughter like this, such a great age.

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  3. I like the jumprope dress as well! It looks great styled with the sweater and shoes!

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