I love Project Run & Play and am very excited for the current season! This is the first time I'm sewing along instead of watching. The first challenge of this season was to remix the Oliver + S Popover Sundress. With summer ending and fall creeping in, I came up with a remix perfect for the cooler temps.
So, what did I change?
- Used knit fabric
- Moved up the neckline to make it bateau style
- Added sleeves
- Shirred the waist for shape
- Paired with leggings
Not too many changes. I thought the most recognizable part of the original design was the bias tape shoulder ties. So I kept that part in, just added it across the neckline instead of the armholes.
The sleeves I drafted by modifying the Sally dress sleeve pattern to fit the Popover sundress pattern, and giving them more of a curved bell shape at the opening. I really wanted to add keyholes at the shoulders, but decided that may not be appropriate for a preschooler (she'd get bored and rip the holes bigger for sure).
All of the knit fabric is from Girl Charlee. The flower fabric is super soft! The mint chevron fabric turned into an awesome arrow design when used to make the leggings!
This was a tough photo shoot. She wanted to take pictures inside and I prefer outside. Then once outside, I couldn't get her to stand still. Most of the pictures were similar to this:
Maybe I mentioned this was for Project RUN & Play and she got confused? har har :\ No, this is just typical. Maybe she'll be more excited to model the upcoming candy theme, considering the props that may be involved!