Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pattern review: Janey Jump Around dress Peekaboo Pattern Shop


It has been a while since I’ve reviewed a pattern. I can directly attribute my lack of ‘new’ pattern making to my busy market period. I tend to not have any time to make additional things other than my market stock. Since I don’t have another market now until September, I have some spare time on my hands and have been making lots for the owlets lately.


Janey Jump Around dress
I’ve been trying more and more to sew with knit / jersey fabric. As soon as this was available I downloaded it – and it’s free! I love the simplicity of the pattern. That it is comfortable to wear a dress to play in and can also be a little more special.

The pattern is sized from 6 months to 10 years. I made a size 5 for my little owlet who only just turned 5 in February. She is small but I like this has room for layering and growth. 
Ignore the fact that I cut the front pieces the wrong way, I just had to be careful to cut them both the wrong way. I also have used some fold over elastic all around the front rather than the suggested ribbing just to add my own spin. I choose the long sleeves and omitted the ribbing on the cuffs. There is option for short sleeves and you could make it sleeveless if you fold over a scant hem.

I will need to replace the buttons here as they are too small but I couldn’t find the right size or colour amongst my very random vintage stash of buttons. These were chosen by Miss 5 of course!

A little singlet poking out underneath - whoops!

Will I make this again? - absolutely. I think this is a great every day dress for weekend wear or kindergarten.
Will I make this to sell for Lil Pip? – No – yet again a lack of good quality knit at a reasonable price point. I’m happy to pay for my own children but I don’t think people would pay what I would need to charge.

Fabric: Found at Spotlight last year. I collect whenever I can!

Difficulty (1-10 scale with 1 being easy and 10 hard): 6 just because it is knit and some find it a little more challenging. The actual construction of the dress is quite simple.
Time: A very quick sew – perhaps 1 to 1.5 hours including cutting the fabric.

 

5 comments:

  1. This would make a cute nighty too!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nice knits are hard to come by... The dress is lovely :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Jinx, I bought the fabric for one of these just yesterday. My previous attempts at sewing with knit have been a fail but I'm getting back on the horse and trying again.

    I can't see where you've cut anything upside down though? Ohhh, you've inverted which side the mock wrap is on. Pfft, no biggie there. I thought you meant the pattern on the fabric and was scratching my head trying to work out how it was directional in the first place!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...