In my last post, I previewed View A of the Jump Rope Dress. Now it’s time for the second version of the pattern, View B.
The long sleeves are slim, but not tight, and I added gathered patch pockets for a fun detail. You’ve seen these pockets before on the Puppet Show Tunic. I liked them there and thought they would be a nice touch for this pattern as well.
This dress makes use of the same innovative placket construction as View A. I’m really excited about this because plackets are a notoriously tricky detail that many sewers want to do but are afraid to try.
This placket, though, is easily achievable by any intermediate seamstress who is able to follow my very thorough instructions closely. I know you’ll thrill yourself with the result you’ll be able to achieve when you sew this dress.
As a matter of fact, one of our pattern testers had been trying, without success, to copy a top with a placket that she bought for herself. After sewing this dress she understood how to construct and sew a placket and was able to finish her own top using the same technique.
This pattern provides additional room for customization by allowing you to mix and match elements from the two views. Why not try a short-sleeve version of View B for warmer weather? Or how about using the View B pockets on View A?
I’ve provided you with lots of options in this pattern, and I’m eager to see what you do with them when the pattern is released on September 8.