Sunday, January 6, 2013

A Simple Jumper

This may not be my favorite dress pattern, but the fabric matches back beautifully to my rose blouse, which I love wearing every chance I get!  And it is always fun to look at old projects and learn from our "mistakes."

The fabric is a cotton jacquard stretch in a mid-weight.  I love the color, but the fabric looks wrinkled no matter what I do.  

And the silhouette of the back skirt did not turn out as full as expected.  

I originally sewed in some horsehair along the hem to see if that would help, but it looked terrible, so out it came.

However, it sure is nice to have an easy-to-wear jumper to throw on, and especially one that works back to my favorite blouse!

Dress:  Made by me, Simplicity 3673
Blouse:  Made by me, McCall8358
Shoes:  Nine West
Earrings:  Kate Spade


  1. This is really pretty, I keep thinking I need to make a dress like this to wear over blouses but don't ever get round to it. Love the colour!

  2. I think it's absolutely lovely! There's a sweet sort of Alice meets 1960s meets Swiss Miss vibe that is incredibly charming and completely beautiful on you.

  3. Love it - great job and it sure does look like that dress is made to go with that blouse

  4. So pretty! I love the way you've styled the items together. Love your blog :)

  5. I love this and did not even notice the wrinkles until I read your post.

    Always enjoy your blog!

    Best regards,

  6. This is obviously one of those strange americanisms. I don't know of a single adult woman in the UK who would wear what we call a pinafore dress - they are only for children (and I'm not even sure that a modern parent would dress their child in such a 70s garment).

    You obviously don't love it, and you make so many amazing garments, I would suggest a restyle - perhaps cut it down to a skirt - or ditch. Or keep it as a sleeveless summer dress.

  7. OMG i do love that plum fabric. lovely.