This week I decided to sew along with Project Run and Play. There have been so many amazing clothes created the past few weeks by both the contestants and the sew alongers that I could no longer stand on the sidelines. I had to join in the fun!
|This weeks challenge at Project Run and Play is to make something, anything with a white sheet. Since I did not have time to dye the sheet and would be keeping it white, I decided to make a summer dress. Something simple and sweet. I knew I wanted an empire waist and sketched out this design. This is the first dress I have ever drafted. Kind of. I drafted the bodice from a different dress with a different neck line and for the skirt I used Simplicity 2683. This had lots of helpful tips even though the bodice I made was a different style.|
|This shirt also influenced my design.|
|Third time was the charm. I had a hard time getting the neck line how I wanted it and made a couple of muslins first. Actually I just used the sheet since there was so much.|
|Late night in progress shot.|
|This was a fun process and I learned a lot and made a lot of mistakes, too. I was holding my breathe as I put the dress on my daughter hoping that it would fit :).|
... and add another handmade by mom dress into this girls's closet. I am also linking up to The Train to Crazy for the Make It Wear It blog party! There are so many fun projects linked up every week providing so much inspiration! Always a great blog to drop by and check out.