Tiger Lily hardly needed another dress, but I thought it would be fun to sew along again with Project Run and Play, and they picked out this cute party dress pattern for their first challenge.
The floral print cloth is from a thrifted sheet. The white and blue cloth came from my mother-in-law. The only thing I had to buy was the cover-able buttons. It was my first time doing covered buttons and I was surprised at how fast and easy it was. I'll definitely use them again!
The only thing I did to change the pattern was to add sleeves. I pulled sleeve and bodice pieces from another pattern. I traced the curve of the armhole for this dress to match the bodice piece from the other dress. I had to deviate from the construction method to get the sleeves in, obviously. I also lined the skirt, as the fabric was a bit sheer.
Tiger Lily is thrilled with her "white dress" (she's been asking for one for awhile). I'm pretty happy with it too! (By the way, I wish I could always take pictures at my parents' house. Aren't those quilts amazing? My great-grandmother made them.)
I don't think I'll sew along every week with Project Run and Play, but I'm going to aim for three. I have a rather ambitious ensemble planned out for boys' week, using some patterns I got for Christmas. We'll see if I can get it done in time!