New Pattern Release: Veronica’s Jumper Dress by Snuggle My Baby Patterns
Veronica’s Jumper Dress is a very cute modern-style pinafore style dress designed to be worn over a t-shirt. When I saw the testing call for it, I knew that I had to make one for my very own little Veronica.
This is an a-line pinafore dress with a lined bodice, side seam pockets and back tie.
The bodice has a v-neck, which is the same at the front and the back, this makes it really easy for the little girl to dress herself.
My Veronica is very independent when it comes to doing things by herself, particularly getting dressed, so this is a great pattern for her.
The a-line skirt is a good length and hits just on the knee – and it has hidden pockets!
Although not overly twirly, the dress has just enough to satisfy my Veronica, but is still suitable for everyday wear.
I put quite a big bow on the back of this dress, it’s quite dramatic, but you could also use ribbon or even lace, for a much more dainty look.
The pattern instructions are very clear and easy to follow, and this is fairly quick to make up – depending on your fabric and trim choices of course, as this dress is the perfect canvas to use some special things.
To trim the neckline of the bodice I used some cotton beading that came pre-threaded with a lavender ribbon which was a perfect match for the unicorns on the main fabric, although the ribbon tends to look very pale against the bright pink of the bodice.
This dress is perfect to add trims to because the neckline is cut as a straight line.
So you don’t need to get all fiddly with trying to attach straight lace to a curved edge. I also added some ric rac to where the bodice and skirt meet, and some pink ric rac at the hem edge.
I suspect that Veronica mostly loves this dress just for the unicorns:
This is a printed poplin from Spotlight, the dark pink is a plain poplin, and I lined the bodice and made the pockets with a lavender coloured poplin that matches the shade of the unicorns.
I also used the bright pink to make the back ties – these were simply long strips of fabric cut across the whole width of the fabric, they were about 4 inches wide. I folded each strip in half lengthwise and stitched down the long edge and across at an angle on one of the short sides. Then I turned them, poked the corners out (with a chopstick) and top stitched all the way around. I tied the bow first to work out how long I wanted them to be, and cut them at that point before attaching them to the dress bodice.
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