Have you heard of Project Run And Play? It's a fun blog-based sewing competition. I'm not a competitor, but there is a sew-along for every challenge. This week the challenge is to remix the Party Dress Pattern from The Cottage Home... I wasn't planning on entering this week, since I forgot about it until Tuesday, and was still feeling pretty sick. But then, I had a remix idea that I just couldn't pass up. In spite of the time constraints, I just had to sew it! Here's my version:
I put the button placket in the front and made it asymmetrical, added a floral-inspired set of reverse appliques, added flat piping, and removed the sash. I kept the full, gathered skirt, the contrast band, the covered buttons, and the button loops. Since I made the dress out of dark, stiff denim, those gathers were really difficult!
I am actually a little surprised that this dress is finished... after working on it all day Tuesday, most of Wednesday, and all day today, it was starting to feel like I would never be done! I had some trouble getting the flat piping to lay just the way I wanted it, but I'm glad I added it.
All of the pink is some knit that I initially bought for hoodie linings, but I found something else I'd rather use for that. The denim is leftover from the first maternity skirt I ever made... back when I was pregnant with Booper! It looked a lot like this skirt, but had a stretch waistband instead of the snaps.
The back of this dress looks a little plain... I'm kind of wishing I had kept the sash and just sewed it into the side seams so the back would be more fun. Next time! =)
And that is my entry into the Project Run And Play Pattern Remix sew-along!
Thanks for stopping by,
PS: I know I said I had plans for a shirt for myself... It is cut out, but I'm not liking the color. I think I'm going to add some paint to it before I sew it up. At any rate, it won't take too much longer to complete.