The Queen’s Gambit Jumper Dress

Posted by Mary Bart on

Recently I watched the new Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit. The series is set in the 1960s amid the competitive Chess world and has beautiful sets as well as a striking 1960s wardrobe. 

I am really not that interested in competitive Chess, However I do enjoy historical shows that are set in the 60s or older. Try not to let the premise scare you off. It’s not all boring Chess competitions but rather focuses on the struggles of the main character. She struggles with mental illness and addiction issues. 

She is a female that enters a community dominated by men and what is interesting about her character is that she feels she is their equal even though she does not have the experience to enter the competition at first. She is confident in her ability. 

The show is not only well written but the costumes change and reflect her personality as she grows in confidence. This Jumper is the first outfit she buys for herself after winning her first big competition. 

I decided to dig through my stash and use what I have on hand. I did not have a pattern that was exactly like the Jumper so I chose to use one that was similar and then alter it. The closest pattern was a wrap dress which I used for the bodice. Then I found a nice fabric in my stash that I have had for about 20 years. It is a linen and silk blend suiting. 

 I added a full circle skirt and did a lapped zipper on the side.

I finished it off with some black cotton lining and a tag. 


And this was the finished look. I accessorized it with a vintage hat and cape. I loved how it turned out! 

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