Wednesday, September 25, 2013

pr&p - mad for plaid drop waist dress

I have two Project Run & Play Mad for Plaid projects to share this week.  The first is this drop waist dress that I finished a while ago but never really blogged about.  How lucky for me that plaid is the theme this week!


I started with a basic bodice pattern from one of my Japanese sewing books.  I believe it was this one:


Then I made a few changes like lengthening the bodice and sleeves, adding cuffs to the sleeves and making a double layer skirt.  I cut the top of the bodice on the bias for no better reason that I just felt like it :)  It's not really an ideal plaid to cut on the bias, but I'm stubborn, so I made it work anyway!


The bodice is fully lined in a pink polka dot.  Over all I really like the dress (Mae already wore it to church!) but it's a bit heavy with all the layers and the lining.  Mae doesn't seem to mind so I guess I won't worry about it either :)


It was a beautiful day today so Mae and I spent some time enjoying it before it's gone.  On our walk, Mae discovered these scarecrows at a neighbor's house, so we went home, grabbed the camera and snapped a couple of pictures.  This is my favorite even though she's not looking at the camera.  She made sure she was sitting with her feet straight out since they were too :)


Material:
Plaid - Joann's remnant
Lining - Riley Blake Isabella Pink Dot
Buttons - Pink flowers from Joann's
Tights and boots - H&M

8 comments :

  1. Cute dress! I love the diagonal yoke and the double layer of ruffles.

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  2. I love the japanese patterns! Such a cute dress!

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    1. Japanese patterns are my favorite to work with! They always seem to fit Mae so well :)

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  3. I'm glad that the timing and the dress worked out together to link up!!! It's adorable!!!

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    1. Timing rarely works in my favor, so this was a nice treat :)

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  4. Hmm.. how did I miss this dress last week... It's so pretty! Such a nice shape, and different directions of the plaid work so well!

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    1. Thanks! It was very easy to make as well :)

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