Friday, January 11, 2013

PR&P S6 W1

Can you believe I haven't posted in over 2 months!!!!
I have been very very busy.
I am telling you those 14 Tutus nearly did my head in (actually my family would tell you they did)
But here we are in 2013 with a whole new season of Project Run & Play to enjoy YAY

This weeks theme was a pattern remix
I love Lindsay's sewing and patterns so I knew this week was exactly the kind of project that would get me sewing again, I'm telling you once I got started there was no stopping me :)

My French Dream



I made the dress almost exactly the same as the original to start with except I added the little sleeve and some lace trim around the neck. 



When I added the sash though I felt like it covered up the whole dress and I had only used a plain poplin so it was a bit boring, so I added the ribbon and beading.


Now comes the fun part, making it my own.
My very first thought when creating this dress was that I wanted multiple layers for the skirt and I didn't want them to be even, you know the only difference being fabric and length (I've already done that). I had lots of wild ideas but in the end I made a separate skirt that was the same length but different fabric and gathered it up in 2 places adding more beading.


I was worried it would fall down a little so I added velcro on either side to hold it in place :)



The photo shoot for this outfit was soooooo much fun.
We have a lovely lady in our life who my children call Grandma Heather (I do too). These photos were taken n her backyard. When I asked her if we could please use her yard for the photo shoot she said sure and patiently listened to me ramble on about what I was trying to achieve - she is good that way. Well when I got there that afternoon she had all sorts of surprises for me, props I couldn't have come up with in my wildest dreams and bribes for my model.

I am in love with this dress and I will definitely make more of them :)
p.s. Grandmother Heather found me some more awesome props that I will show you in Boys Week YAY

18 comments:

  1. very cute!! I just love the layers, with the pins& bottom stripe it reminds me of belle from beauty and the beast. & the details are lovely. great job& good luck!!

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  2. Gorgeous dress and I love the versatility of the add-on overskirt! I had a "Grandmother Heather" named Mrs. Hahn growing up and I cherish that relationship!

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  3. I love purple - it definitely looks so Provencal !! Your neighbor sounds so sweet! The props were adorable!

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  4. What a great dress - and I love that it is too layers so that it serves both 'practical' and 'fun/dress up'. Your details are beautiful in the beading and pickups!

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  5. hello! I loved absolutely everything!

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  6. I love your French Dream dress, the extra layer skirt is just lovely !!!

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  7. I love that extra layer! It turned out gorgeous!

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  8. Oh, wow! I love the fabric you chose and those little sleeves.

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  9. Impressive! And it looks like your daughter loves it too. Very fun photo shoot.

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  10. I'm sure you will be making more - the next one will be size 8 in blue I hope!

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  11. WOW! I love the two layers. I'm working on my dots and stipe outfit and I'm making a two layer skirt. I hope it comes out as well as your skirt.
    I loved the photo shoot too. I just had my granddaughter stand next to a blank wall. I won't do that again after see how lovely your photo shoot turned out.
    Deborah
    http://sewmuchtogive.blogspot.com

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  12. How lovely! I love that it is two beautiful dresses in one!

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  13. You made a lovely dress fit for a princess!

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  14. Your little princess looks gorgeous in her beautiful dress. I love the pick-ups on the over-skirt and the addition of the beads.

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  15. Wow your dress is BEAUTIFUL! It is fit for a princess... lovely photo shoot settings too, I wish I had Grandma Heather ;)

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  16. This dress is just beautiful! I really love the separate overskirt. And what beautiful photos! I love it. =)

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  17. Such versatility, as well as such a fun photoshoot!! Does Grandma Heather hire out 'long distance'?!?!

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