Friday, September 6, 2013

Project Run and Play week 1


This is my first ever Project Run and Play sew along and first entry as well.  I am beginning to become addicted to these sew alongs.  So much fun : ).  I have been participating in the Frances and Suzanne Flip This Pattern sew along since the second month and I am truly becoming more imaginative with designing than I ever thought I could be.  This first week for Project Run and Play is to mix up the Popover Sundress by Oliver & S.  This is a great pattern and you can find tons of inspiration on Flicker.  Here is my flip...
I knew I wanted to stick with fall colors and gold was on top of the list. Just like every flip, I run to the fabric store and pick up $30 worth of fabric that I end up not using.  This flip was no different.  I picked up gold sequin sheer fabric and ended up using this brown linen that I have been hording for the last five years.  I was thinking the roughness of the linen would be awesome with the shimmering gold.  I really played up the roughness of the linen by leaving the edges raw.  I love that look and linen is one of the best fabrics to use for that effect.
So what are the changes I made with the pattern?  First I added a few inches to the front to create the pleat.  I also curved the top bodice and cut the pattern in half so that I did not have anything to fold.  I just sewed three layers together and than sewed it down.  I also added a lot of fabric and a curve to the sides so the top would swing a little more.  The back I made quite a few changes : )
I cut the back so that there was a curve, added maybe three inches and than gathered it to the original patterns size.  I actually used one long strip of bias tape (not folded in half) to go all the way around and turn into straps.  I added two more strips of fabric to each strap to thicken them up a bit.  I than put three button holes on each strap and two wood buttons on the back.
 
I think it turned out kida pretty : )  And you know I cut this in the size two but with the adjustable straps it fit my 6 month old, the two year old pictured and a four year old as well.  So I am thinking Mila will have this one for many years.


43 comments:

  1. I really love what you did with the dress/top! Did you make the jeans too? They are adorable!

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    1. Thanks!!! I did make the jeans also. The jeans were kinda tuff to add the ruffle on such a small pant leg.
      Thanks again

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  2. This is ADORABLE! I just love it! I'm not normally a fan of brown but you made it look so fun and I really really like it!

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  3. This is so adorable, love the raw edges and the gold trim accent. great job!

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    1. Thank you! The gold is my favorite too : )

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  4. Every bit of this is great! I especially love the shape of the straps and the gold accent.

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  5. Very cute! I am loving the straps on the front! Good job!

    I'd love for you to link to our Fall Clothing Series!

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  6. This is precious! I love the raw edges and the gold accent. And the back is fabulous! Great job!

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  7. This is great! I love the distressed edges and the way the fabric flows :) Really nice flip!

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  8. I LOVE it! I might have to knock it off for my daughter! and it makes a great outfit with those jeans. Congratulations! Your design is already in my top faves of this link party! =D

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    1. Magda, what a great complement! Thank you :)

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  9. Loving the raw edges AND gold tones in this....as well as the neat back closure! Excellent job, Kimmie!! *And, so glad to see you over on the PR&P sew-along too :).

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  10. Fantastic! You did a beautiful job with it!
    ~Michelle

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  11. What a great piece--looks like it came out of a VERY posh boutique! Wouldn't be surprised to see it on a celebrity's kid :)

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    1. Thanks crafty Beth!!! What a great complement : ). I even had to read that to my children. : )

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  12. Kinda pretty? It is SO pretty! And love the ruffles jeans to go with !I love how the raw edges look in this dress!

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  13. What a pretty top! I love what you did with the straps and the little pleat in the front.

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  14. Love the "pop" of gold and the raw edges. Perfect for fall!

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  15. So pretty! Love the raw edges and combination of textures.

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  16. LOVE your fabric choice and the details you added!!!! She looks so darling!
    elizabeth

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  17. The shape of the skirt is just darling! I love the color and edging of the bodice too :)

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  18. This is lovely! The raw edging, loose straps, and relaxed linen give it such a dreamy feel - and it looks so comfy!

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