Soooo, I decided to join in on Project Run and Play‘s Season 6 sew-along. Why did I do that? I really have no clue what I have gotten myself into. This is a new world for me folks. Deadlines can give me the heebie-jeebies at times. I can be too easy going, so this is just the fire I need to kick start a new year. I am a firm believer in starting where you are with all of your abilities and available resources. And that’s just what I plan to do.
So, basically we take the pattern and revamp it in some way to make a new design. I made it a personal goal to use items I already have in my home. I remembered a pair of jeans I had in my fabric stash and thought they would make great material for Curly Cutie’s outfit. Fabric is a combo of cotton, them twins “poly” and “ester”, and elastane. It has a nice subtle stretch and is not too bulky for an active girl.
I chose to remix the dress into a romper. I consider my daughter to be a “tall drink of water” at the age of 5. I just knew her long and lean body would be so cute in a sophisticated romper. I had to get busy on the pattern.
I’m so glad I decided to make a mock-up of this outfit. One, because my first pattern was too short. Two, because I taped the bodice to the pant pattern backwards. That thing looks hilarious, but it did what I needed it to do to get a good fit.
Changes to the pattern
- Added length to bottom of bodice
- Dropped the skirt and added a pant
- Took a little more than 5/8” off of shoulder seam
- Omitted the sash and added an elegant removable collar
- Used thin black elastic for button loops
- Used faux pearl buttons in place of fabric covered ones
- I did not line the garment
For the collar, I used remnants from a curtain and a piece of lace my daughter so generously gifted me. She’s beginning her own fabric stash and people actually give to her cause.
I was so grateful CC allowed me to snap a few pics. Most times she is so not a camera girl. Although it seems as she’s getting older snapping pics is a little easier. I do mean “a little”, a teench easier. I was able to leave the original hem on the pants which was cool. This is the beauty of refashioning clothes. No yardage = no problem, just use what you have. I also added a slight flare to the pant legs so they wouldn’t be straight up and down.
I had nothing to do with the crossing of the legs. Lol. I just go with what she gives me.
And as for The Party Dress…I rompered it.