This is one of my favorite sewing projects to date Cute and comfortable to wear, good in all types of weather, and different from anything in my closet! The secret is the fabric – perfect drape, some heft but without any of the stiffness that you’d get from quilting cotton, and a little slubby texture, to top it all off.
I wasn’t sure that the jumper would look good on me – it’s very shapeless and basic (which is what makes it easy to sew). I did decide to take the seams in at the waist for a little shaping, and I hemmed it well above the knee, so that it looks more like a jumper than a dress – I think that’s the key to counterbalancing the shape.
I was going to use some fun contrasting bias tape, but I ended up using the same fabric as the dress – glad I did, it is lightweight enough that it didn’t add any bulk, and it blends in so I don’t have to worry if my bias tape isn’t perfectly ironed under and sewn down
Pattern: 100 Acts of Sewing Dress No. 1
Size: Medium (38″)
Fabric: Ella Blue Outback Wife yarn dye blue from Fiddlehead Artisan Supply (I bought 4.63 yards but only ended up using about half of that – plenty left over for a shirt!)