Friday, January 11, 2013

Project Run and Play, Wk 1, Party Dress Remix

Project Run and Play is on! If you aren't familiar with the contest/sew-along read my post here or visit the website by clicking here. For week 1 the challenge is to remix the Party Dress from Cottage Home.  Lindsay has written a fantastic tutorial and provided a bodice pattern for free here.

If you read my post a couple days ago, you know that I am making my daughter and niece the Fairy Tale dress from Oliver + S.  The idea behind the Cottage Home dress is similar, so I was excited to do a re-mix.

For my re-mix, I've eliminated the bodice and the skirt is inserted into the sash instead. Cross-back suspenders hold up the skirt and add a special touch. I'll pair the skirt with a special blouse or a t-shirt to complete the look.

I used Michael Miller Summer Gardens a leftover Shantung Sateen.  The Summer Gardens fabric is a beautifully weighted cotton, and gives this skirt great drape.  If you've never sewed with Shantung sateen before, I recommend it.  It has the nubby look of Dupioni silk but its economical so I won't be crying if Evangeline spills grape juice all over it. The fabric is also pretty easy to work with and forgiving if you have to rip out mistakes.

Since I finished this after midnight, it's being modeled by my other daughter "Dolly".  I really am in love with the back and can't wait to try it on my sleeping daughter.  A tutorial is also forthcoming.

Update: Modeled Pictures! Check out the tutorial here.


  1. Cute, cute, cute! I love the fabrics you used.

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    1. My favorite too! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Glad to see your work in the sew-along linky party!!! Looking forward to seeing the modeled creation...

    1. Hopefully It'll end up modeled soon. The sun is actually shining for some outside shots today. :)


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