In case you missed this a couple of weeks ago at see kate sew's RUFFLES 2012....
One thing that we love over at Simple Simon and Co is taking simple, vintage, classic children's clothing and adding a touch of a modern to them. And luckily, today's project is no exception. It's a simple A-line vintage jumper pattern, but made a bit more modern with the addition of a smart, little ruffled collar.
For the pattern, I used this little vintage beauty in my stash.....but there are A-line jumper patterns still made today. Here is a good resource for a modern simple one with the same lines (you just have to imagine it....without all the...um, lovely trims.)
I cut all the pattern pieces out of a light blue shirting material that I found 3+ yards of at the thrift store for $3 dollars (score!) and then went about adding a ruffle.
Here's how I did it:
Simple, huh? Yes...I like Simple. But it gives a touch of detail that you won't find on any store-bought dress, which is precisely what I like.
I also added a belt detail to the dress, which is just a tube of fabric sewn up, flipped right sides out, with the ends sewn shut. And you are done!
My favorite part of this dress has to be the versatility---with the belt, without, and then with a cute little hot pink cardigan for a pop of color.
And it is an absolutely perfect style for girls of all sizes!
I wish there were enough shirting to make one in my size.....the more I see this little dress, the more I think I need one! Maybe a trip to the fabric store is in order.....soon.