Thursday, July 24, 2014

Retro Reproduction Dress: Corduroy & Pockets

The Retro Reproduction Dress FREE Pattern is available here.
The pattern and tutorial for the Bubble Pockets are available here



Today was our cool-weather day for the week (82 degrees today, compared to upper 90's the rest of the week!), so it seemed like an appropriate day to try out a Fall outfit.  Last winter I bought some corduroy  on clearance at Joann's with the intention of making a cute jumper for my daughter-- which, of course, I never did.  But now with the Retro Reproduction pattern available I have no more excuses-- it's easy, quick, versatile, and you can do so much with it (come on, that was a great sales pitch!  Are you sold on it yet?  And did we mention that the pattern is free?!)

Anyway, the Retro Reproduction dress makes a GREAT corduroy jumper to wear with a long-sleeve t-shirt and leggings.  Perfect for those cooler months.  For this version I decided to add bubble pockets (I'm not sure if that's really a thing, but it seems like it should be) with an exposed lining and piping.





These pockets are perfect for a three year-old:  they are just the right size for all the little figurines that she loves to carry around. 

And despite the summer weather, we did test it out with the long-sleeve t-shirt and leggings.



So what do you think?  Is there enough interest to have these pockets as an add-on to the pattern? Are there other variations you'd like to see?  We'd love to hear your feedback!

21 comments:

  1. I love it!! The pockets are adorable. Today D#2 (who is 8 yrs old) told me she wanted to make herself a dress! Yay!! We were working on an American Girl doll outfit and I guess the bug has bit her. Our goal this summer was to have a Summer sewing class and I had hoped this would get her interested in sewing. I will have to show her E's corduroy dress. I just love it! Great job and happy sewing, Holly
    ps. I haven't told Elizabeth yet, but a Joann's just opened near us!!! I am so excited!!

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    1. Thanks, Holly! This pattern would be really cute in an 18" size, hmmm, you're giving me ideas! How fun that your daughter wants to learn how to sew!

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  2. This jumper is soo cute - I wish my daughter was a little younger - I'll have to take that bubble pockets idea and stick on another a-line pattern I have. I love your fabric choices as well - I llllove grey with any aqua. She looks so hip and casual in her outfit with the boots, leggings and shirt. Great pattern and awesome execution!

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    1. Thank you! We weren't sure if older children would wear a pattern like this, but maybe we'll extend it up a few sizes some day. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. That is super cute! The pockets are sweet!

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    1. Thanks! I love how they turned out too-- they're just the right size for all those Littlest Pet Shop animals! Thanks for stopping by the blog!

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  4. That is so cute on E, and she is a darling model. You did a lovely job on the jumper and it looks really cute with the leggings, boots and t-neck.

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    1. Thank you, Jane! I'm getting anxious for fall weather so we can start wearing some new outfits. I might have to make a few more of these colder months!

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  5. Love, love, love it! The pockets are perfect!

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    1. Thank you! I really love how they turned out!

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  6. That is so cute! Big pockets are the best for all the exploring little ones do.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, these pockets are perfect for rocks, leaves, and Littlest Pet Shop animals! And they are a great way to show off some fun fabric. Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Those pockets are so cute!! Love your color/fabric selections too!

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    1. Thank you! I love finding fun contrasting fabrics!

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  8. Please add the pockets to the pattern! They are adorable and I have a granddaughter that needs this jumper for Christmas! I'll keep watching for it. Thanks.

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    1. Ellie, the pockets are officially on my To-Do list! Check back again in the next month or so, and hopefully they will be ready! And if not, feel free to remind me! :)

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  9. Seriously! I just stumbled upon this dress (via pinterest). I HAVE to have those pockets! They make the dress! Super-Duper Cute!

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  10. Madly in love with the pockets in particular! Awaiting anxiously the pattern for it with Ellie I guess... Maryam

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  11. Oh my those pockets are simply gorgeous :D

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  12. Love it! This could be made so many different times and still look fresh!

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