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