The copycat jumper dress

I made this jumper dress after first seeing it on my friend Sarah. She let me borrow her dress (shop bought, from Cos) which I traced a pattern from and remade. The fabric is from The Shuttle in Shipley. I’m not entirely sure what the fabric is – I’m not even 100% sure it’s not furnishing fabric – but I liked the texture and the colour, sort of mossy, £8 a metre (and I only needed 1.5) so I got it.

There’s so much to say about tracing from existing items of clothing. In short, it’s a very good idea. I’ll give you some tips another day.