I don’t post about it all the time, but I really do love sewing for my kids and do it quite often. I don’t post it much because it is literally impossible for any of my children to take a normal picture. I do love entering contests so when Project Run and Play announce that they were having at home sew along contests this time around I got pretty excited. This weeks challenge is a pattern remix. Specifically the june bug dress made my Jess over at Craftiness is not Optional. I came up with my idea one night when I couldn’t sleep, isn’t that when all the best thinking is done. I wanted something romantic with ruffles since I haven’t used my ruffler foot I got for my bday last year. I also wanted to use some non traditional colors for a little girl so most of the dress is made of a dove gray with a little pink added because, well, she is a girl. I also thought the pattern lended itself well to adding some contrasting fabric panels. So here it is.
In order to bribe my very grumpy three year old to take pictures I had to offer her four things she covets but doesn’t get often… my makeup, my jewlery, my shoes and some ice cream. Even then I didn’t get much time out of her. She was complaining about silly things like being cold. I mean really it is only January in Montana.
I love how the ruffles on the collar and sleeve turned out.
I added some of the contrasting fabric to the sleeve for a little extra detail. Plus I made the sleeve way poofier than the original pattern.
It turned out pretty cute. I made it with a circle skirt so she was really having some fun spinning in it before she got grumpy. I am excited to see tomorrow what all the official contestants have done and I am already amazed at what people have contributed to the flikr group.
Also tonight Project Runway All Stars starts and I am so excited! Normally I think “all star” reality tv is lame but these designers have serious talent and a lot of my favorites from past seasons are back. It is like I am in a sewing entertainment dream world. I love it because I am entertained and inspired at the same time.