Project Run and Play Week One

I have been following Project Run and Play for a year now. It is sort of like Project Runway, except it's kids fashion created by aspiring designers, aka mothers, aunts, and anybody else who loves sewing for kids. Each week a challenge is given and the voting begins. The person with the least votes leaves the competition. I have to say, the designs rival anything created on Project Runway. I am totally amazed by the talent out there. This year I decided to participate in their Sew Along. The first challenge is a pattern remix The Party Dress form Lindsay at the Cottage Home.

The task is to use the pattern and make a design of your own. Here is my take on the pattern.
 
While browsing through a local fabric store a while ago I came upon a table that had a sigh "Sample Fabrics". There was a large piece of fabric with the prettiest print. It almost look like a watercolor painting. 


I touched it and it was the softest thing ever. It draped beautifully, and also had a subtle shimmer to it. Love. There was just enough fabric to eke out a dress for Ania. And I really like how it turned out.


Even though it was a nightmare to work with. The qualities that attracted me to the fabric drove me absolutely crazy. It slipped, and stretched  every possible direction. It warped and I was ready to take my scissors and cut the whole thing into million pieces. Instead, I persevered.
 
I used a zipper in the back. I also decided to make a bubble skirt. I really like how it drapes so softly.
 
 
I like how the skirt is not too puffy. It is fancy enough to wear to a party, but also simple enough to play.
 
 
I asked Ania if she liked her new dress. "Of course, you worked so hard on it", she replied. She loved to model.
 
That's how you do it. :)
 
 


22 comments

  1. So sweet and pretty. I bet she feels like a princess!

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    1. Thank you. I think she always feels like a princess. :)

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  2. Aww, that is so cute! I like styles like this that could almost work for an adult, but they look ten times sweeter on a child.

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  3. so elegant !
    I love the simplicity of it

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    1. I figured with such delicate fabric it had to be simple.

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  4. Really beautiful fabric& I can see how it would be extra difficult to work with. I have steered clear of such fabrics after creating a skirt using christmas tulle. What a nightmare! But it surely hones your skills when you push through!! plus it turned out very nice. good luck!

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    1. Thank you. I think I will stay away from anything remotely silky or slippery for a while. :)

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  5. the colors compliment her perfectly!

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  6. Beautiful dress, and love a bubble hem! What a sweet girl :)

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  7. I loved the soft colors in the fabric too. I bet the fabric feels wonderful when you wear it too. Great job. I think you might have taught your daughter another life lesson too... sometimes we have to struggle through an activity and just not give up.
    Deborah Devine
    http://sewmuchtogive.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you. It is very soft and comfortable to wear. She loves it, that's all that matters. :)

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  8. very very pretty and elegant, for a small lady! :) I like the watercolor fabric very much, wouldn't mind a blouse like that for myself ;) (sister, maybe you ll find smth for me too in those sample fabrics :))))

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  9. What a beautiful fabric! I agree. It does drape beautifully. (The prettiest ones are sometimes the most challenging to work with :).) Great job!

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    1. Thank you! You created not one but two beautiful dresses also with challenging fabric. Well done!

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  10. Glad to see your work in the sew-along linky party!! We love bubbles - skirts, dresses, or just plain bubble outfits....so this fits into the category of 'great remix' from us!!

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  11. Thank you. I love all your creations. Yoo are so good at adding little details that make all the difference. One of these days I will try piping. :)

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  12. Welcome to the sew along! thanks for posting today. Your dress is very pretty! You are brave to do the bubble design with it and it looks great!

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    1. Thank you. It was fun to look at all the creations - so many talented people!

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