I made this dress using this Slip On Jumper Dress
pattern for BurdaStyle's Vintage Modern Contest a couple of months ago. I mentioned it once before
but want to share some more details. Yesterday I showed you the muslin
I made for this dress. I liked the concept of scalloped
sleeves and hem but knew that it needed to be done in a different fabric.
I looked through my stash and found this gray peachskin fabric that I purchased last year
. Peachskin is a really nice, soft, drapey, not medium-weight fabric. I actually used a black peachskin to make my prom dress (many years ago).
To accent the smooth solid fabric, I found 3 vintage yellow buttons to accent the neckline. Then to toughen up the soft fabric, girly scallops and friendly yellow buttons, I found a metal zipper to run down the "back". All the materials were in my stash, which goes to show how ridiculous my stash is. I love that I was able to use materials that I already had on hand.
I made a few changes to the original pattern:
1) Moved the center seam to the back of the dress and added an exposed
metal zipper and decorative button flap closure.
2) Rounded the neckline.
3) Added two button flaps to adorn
the front neck edge.
4) Eliminated the pockets to create a more
5) The sleeves and hem are finished off with a retro,
The simple shape (no darts, straight side seams) allows it to be worn with either the zipper in front
or the tabbed buttons. Different fabrics would allow the design to be
styled in a variety of ways. For instance, in a silky print fabric, the
dress could be worn with a leather belt for a more casual look. The
simple shape of the Slip-On Jumper can easily be made to fit most body
I really love this dress. I think it looks good worn backwards or forwards and with or without a belt.