I picked cream for this one because I was hoping that with being a cotton jersey it would take me into spring.
This is what it looked like when I first finished it.
So anyhow, off came the ruffle and now it's now a jumper!
How much better does this look? The colour also makes a better jumper than a dress. And it's far more practical too.
My fabric is a decorative cotton jersey from good ol faithful Minerva Crafts which cost me a grand total of £4.50!! You sometimes get what you pay for though as this is not the best quality. But there was no loss at all really in chopping off that despicable ruffle.
You can just about see the fabric detail here
What is quite noticeable now that this is a jumper, is how it has a much looser fit around the middle without the weight of the skirt pulling down into shape. It looks like I've let it out loads but I haven't altered the fit at all. But I've left it because I don't like my jumpers quite as fitted as my dresses. You can see the fit difference between the dress and top more noticeably from these side on views.
Side on dress
Side on jumper
Totally loving this much more as a jumper. And I am quite proud that I've made yet another practical item for my wardrobe. I lack good basic separates because I just love making dresses, and well, nice things in general!
And the skirt I am wearing is my Mabel from last week! She hasn't seen my uniformed work shirts yet, but she sure is getting acquainted with my (limited!) casual separates at home already.