Monday, September 9, 2013

The Popover Falldress (Sundress Remix)


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!

17 comments:

  1. LOL I swear the photoshoot is always the most difficult part of the process. I love the knit fabric& great job drafting the sleeves!

    Mae
    www.thelifeofacompulsivecrafter.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! yeah, photos are tough even when I'm the model

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  2. so fun... love the fabric choice.

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    1. Thanks - the floral made me swoon a little when it came in the mail, so pretty

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  3. So cute and appropriate for fall! Looks so comfy in knit. I really like the fabric too. Great job!

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    1. Thanks! I can't wait for fall and more dress/legging combos

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  4. This is adorable! The bateau neckline is just precious -- great job!

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  5. Sounds like our photo shoots....and my daughter is 9! I love all of the changes you made...looks great!

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    1. Thanks! So it doesn't get easier? :/ guess I better learn some tricks to make the shoot over faster at least!

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  6. What a darling dress! Great fabric too!

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  7. Cute dress! Sleeves look great and I love your tunic style! Love the fabric choice too!

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  8. Beautiful dress! I think is a great remix of the pattern, plus the knit fabric is so comfy. Well done.

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  9. Very clever to add sleeves so she can wear it all year. It is adorable!

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  10. That looks so comfy and cute--perfect for a preschooler in the fall!

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  11. Love the fabric and it looks great (and comfortable) in knit!
    liZ
    (Oh my goodness....getting kids to be still in outdoor photo shoot is nearly impossible!)

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  12. That fabric is gorgeous! The shirring at the waist is such a great idea too.

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