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