Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Oliver+S Jump Rope Dress Review

Today's review is the 
Oliver + S Jump Rope Dress!

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Hello! Sharon here today with a pattern review of the Oliver + S Jump Rope Dress. This pattern is one of the original Oliver + S patterns and comes in sizes 6-12 months through size 8.  It has two different views: an A line dress with long sleeves (view B) or a drop waist, gathered skirt with short sleeves (view A). Today I have sewn up the view A with the long sleeves from view B. For the dress I used the Art Gallery's Curiosities-Caught Snowflakes Blush.

The Oliver + S patterns have a one to four scissor rating for difficulty. The Jump Rope dress is rated three scissors due to the button placket.

Even though it is rated a more difficult skill level, this pattern is also a teaching pattern. I highly recommend the Jump Rope, even if you have never sewn a button placket before. This pattern walks you through all the steps of sewing the placket. I will never forget my first time sewing this pattern; I was a beginner at sewing and my placket turned out wonderfully.  I couldn't believe how easy it really was. I was so amazed!

This is a more snug fitting pattern as far as dressing goes so I do recommended sizing up one size, if your little one struggles to get things on and off on their own! Other than that the fit is relaxed.

The button placket goes about two-thirds of the way down the front. This is great for pulling the dress over head for dressing. The collar is a one piece collar. It goes on very easily with no fiddly parts. There are also cute belt loops at the waist line and a separate sash that ties in the front.

Another feature of this dress are two different style pockets. The view A has square pockets with a faux fold over top, finished with a button detail. This is one of my favorite details of this pattern. The view B has cute rounded, gathered pockets.

I love the back side as well as the front. This pattern has so many wonderful details to it.

Overall, I highly recommend this pattern. It is like having two dress patterns in one. The instructions are amazing and help even the beginner level seamstress along.

You can find both the pattern and fabric in the shop with the links below.

Use the coupon code REVIEW to save 20% off the Jump Rope Dress Pattern. This code is only good through 11:59pm MT Monday, February 15th. And make sure to join our Facebook group, Whimsical Fabric & Me, and share your Jump Rope Dress creations. We love to see what you sew.

Happy Sewing, 
Sharon Knowles

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