Monday, January 7, 2013

The Party Dress Remix

Season 6 of Project Run and Play is here and for week 1 the challenge is to remix The Party Dress (size 18-month through size 5), a free pattern and tutorial by The Cottage Home. Looking for inspiration? Well, I did a bit of research and have a ton of ideas (many with links) to share with you...

This is a perfect pattern to play around with and have fun with...
details and nice finishing touches:
  • add pleats on the bottom of the skirt
  • put in pleats instead of gathering the skirt
  • embellish with anything (ribbon, beads, trims, rickrack, lace, pompom trim, etc)
  • add piping along the neckline and arm holes
  • find some super wide ribbon to use in place of the pattern's original skirt band and attach it to the bottom of the skirt like a French seam as done in the Lazy Days Skirt (free tutorial by Oliver + S)
fabric ideas... how it looks with:
Who says it has to be a party dress? To make it into more of an everyday clothing item raise the waistline, eliminate the waist detail, and turn it into a jumper type dress like:
There are so many other ways to remix it of course...

I'm excited to see how you remix it and can't wait to show you what I ended up creating… Happy Monday, see you tomorrow.