Friday, January 11, 2013

The Sunshine Dress

This year I am playing along with Project Run and Play...after years of being inspired by the designs I thought it was time to give it a whirl myself!

Week 1 - Pattern Remix Challenge using the Party Dress from Lindsay at the Cottage Home

I was excited when this came up as a challenge as I have been meaning to make this dress for a while!

In creating my version I was determined to keep the silhouette shape of the dress and the button enclosure at the back:



I was also inspired by The Dandelion Hearted Dress from Modcloth that I got for Christmas!



I started by decorating the bodice with lace and a strip of fabric:




I added a tear shaped Peter Pan collar that tapered at the back of the dress:


To finish off I sewed lace to the hem and two rows of ribbon to the bottom of the dress:

 

I love the final dress and Amelie has named it her 'Sunshine Dress'









PS I think I like it better than my dress...I might have to super-size it!



The fabric is a light mustard homespun!



I love the button enclosure at the back too...so simple to sew and great look!


I had to get one cheesy mother-daughter shot in our Sunshine Dresses...but I solemnly swear this is the last time we will wear them together!

Check out all the other entries HERE and join in too!

Stay tuned for Week 2!

22 comments:

  1. The dress is absolutely charming and your daughter will never forget that you took the time to make her a dress 'just like mommy's'. She is a lucky little girl!

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  2. Very lovely! Such a bright, sunny dress is sure to put a smile on anyone's face.

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  3. Mommy and daughter dresses are never cheesy! They R adorable.

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  4. So cute! I especially like the detail on the front :)

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  5. I love your bright sunshine dress! The lace details are so pretty. I also love mommy and me look, you two look so cute. I shamelessly dress alike with my daughter all the time too :)

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  6. It is ADORABLE! Wow, great job!

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  7. Eeeeeek! This is so totally adorable.......I love the mommy and me. What a great idea!

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  8. I love all the lace, so pretty! =)

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  9. Love the yellow! Such a great contrast with the white details! Very pretty :)

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  10. awww - mommy and me!!!! I actually LOVE the dress on you, and who wouldn't love it on your little girl - bright sunshine yellow, I'm so jealous of people who can wear it!

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  11. Why not wear them together? I think you look adorable - maybe just style them differently. Love your interpretation!

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  12. Beautiful. I like Mom and daughter dresses.
    Deborah

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  13. Mama and daughter dresses should definitely be embraced for as long as the tiny daughters will allow it! Both dresses are lovely - perfect to brighten even the gloomiest day.

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  14. Oooh, I love this dress! It's so cheery. Great job!!

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  15. Very nice!! I love the beautiful, sunny yellow!

    Stopping by from Sew Many Ways!
    Nonny
    www.notionsfromnonny.blogspot.com

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  16. Your dresses made me random start singing "You are my sunshine." You really rocked that challange. I however, did not rock the song. Thank you for adding a ray of sunshine to my day.

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  17. Adorable! Love the color! http://olga-kidapproved.blogspot.com

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  18. love your spin on it, it looks great. glad you shared this at my link party excited to see what you have to share this week

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