Squirrely Jump Rope Dress

May 30, 2017   /   bySabra  / Categories :  Feeds

Here’s a little number I sewed for Ivy this past fall, and has been a favorite ever since. It’s the Jump Rope Dress by Oliver & S in baby-wale corduroy.jump rope dress sew a straight line-6And it is ridiculously adorable.
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The fabric is a Euro print I picked up from L’Oiseau Fabrics, designed by Stenzo Fabric. I can’t find it anywhere now, which is a shame, because the quality is fantastic. And the whole cute thing is pretty great, too.

jump rope dress sew a straight line-5 But really, the quality of good fabric is so worth the price. I sewed this dress for Ivy months ago. It has been worn and washed at least a dozen times. I wash and dry on hot. No fading, no pilling, no shrinking. And it is so very soft.
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I picked up this pattern in a clearance bin at a quilt shop when Ivy was a baby. Like, a little baby. In fact, I’m pretty sure it was when I was in the shop buying fabric for the diaper bag I made, seen HERE (side note: I still love that bag and Ivy now claims it as her own. It gets at least weekly use 5 years later!) The clearanced pattern was a size 4-8, but it’s such a classic design, and I had admired Oliver & S patterns for a while, I wasn’t at all worried about buying a few years ahead. And I’m glad I did.

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Well worth $1, I’d say!
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I love everything about this dress. The big pockets with the faux envelope detail.

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The button tabs at the sleeves.
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The wide sash.
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The button placket.jump rope dress sew a straight line-16
All of it. It’s just the perfect little dress.

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I’m so glad that I have a few more years of use to get out of this pattern. I need to get on making another, too, because this one is already getting short on my little growing, squirrely five year old.

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Dress Pattern: Jump Rope Dress by Oliver & S
Dress Fabric: Baby-wale corduroy by Stenzo Fabric from L’Oiseau Fabrics

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