A Tried and True Favorite

Monday, June 9, 2014

If I had to choose a pattern that gave me the most sewing-satisfaction when complete, it would have to be the Oliver + S Jump Rope Dress.  If you've made this pattern, you know what I mean.

I've made view A:
and view B.

I don't think she really ever (willingly) wore the view B.

The seersucker Jump Rope view A was worn until it turned into an indecent mini-skirt.  I thought it was time for another.

I used some Hello Petal by Aneela Hoey (shop link).  I really like her teeny flower illustrations.  I made this over a couple of days - this dress isn't really one to rush through.  I love the placket.  Seriously.  It makes you look like you really know what you're doing.

This is one of the patterns from that only went to a size 3, so I had to buy the bigger size.  This is a size 4, with 5 length.

I really love it.  Julia and I went to the beach for a nice long walk this late afternoon, and when we got back, she agreed to do some modeling.  The light was really funky as it was a kind of weird overcast evening.  Nonetheless, I (of course) have a bunch of photos to share....

I hope she loves this one as much as she loved the seersucker one.....only time will tell...but, I do have some green seersucker in my stash that I could use to make another. 


  1. It is beautiful. I really want to try view A before my girl out grows the pattern.

  2. very nice! That fabric is perfect for this dress!

  3. We've not made this one yet.....used it to do a 'flipped coat', but not sewn 'as is'. It's been on our list to make waaaaaaay tooooooo loooonnnnnnggggg {the fabric is even picked out, ready, and waiting on us!}.

    Love your versions of it....and I hope she loves it as much as the seersucker one {based on her expressions, the outlook looks promising :)}!

  4. Such a lovely new dress Janice. I adore this pattern too and must make another before the size three is too small. I'm always on the hunt for the paper pattern in a larger size on some dusty shop shelf somewhere....

  5. I love this pattern! And all of your versions are so cute!
    I've also made view A and view B, and my girl also choose view A more often (she did however wore view B quite a lot).
    The main issue with this pattern is that it really needs time (there's quite a few details involved and one shouldn't rush) and I tend to favor "fast" projects. Yet, I can't help but marvel with every version of this dress - it's so pretty!