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.And it is ridiculously adorable.
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.
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.
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.
Well worth $1, I’d say!
I love everything about this dress. The big pockets with the faux envelope detail.
The button tabs at the sleeves.
The wide sash.
The button placket.
All of it. It’s just the perfect little dress.
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.