Turtle hasn’t mastered the art of jump roping just yet. Last night she took a USB cord and stood with it behind her knees and proclaimed, “I’m jumping roping!” Eh, I guess everyone has to start somewhere.
I really wasn’t sold on the Jump Rope Dress. I had the pattern for quite some time, but there was something about it that always said “Little House on the Prairie” to me. I don’t know why; there are some amazing versions in the Flickr pool. But I was finally spurred into action by Gail’s candy-stripe version, and in fact, I immediately went online to look for some of that fabric (not easy to find, btw). In the meantime, I decided to try my first Jump Rope with the Skipping Square motif that is part of the uber-popular Sherbet Pips line.
Turtle immediately declared that she did not like it, so I didn’t even try to make her model it. Le sigh. That kid – sometimes I think she will be the death of me. In any case, I love the dress. The collar didn’t come together as well as I’d hoped, but not in a noticeable way. It would have been easily fixed were I not in a lazy mood at the time.
I love the sash. And the sleeve cuffs, with buttons.
I initially chose different red buttons at the store, but when the dress came together I realized they were FAR too big and looked like clown buttons. So I dug these up from my button stash and I think they are perfect. I love the pops of color against the cool blue.
Now if I can just get someone to wear this thing…