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!)