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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

.:A Little Bit Country–Project Run & Play–Popover ReMix:.

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

You guys. It’s the first week of Project Run & Play (and hopefully not my last!) I can’t even believe it. I still feel like someone is going to be like, oops, we didn’t mean to invite you to compete; the other ladies are so talented, it is humbling!

But it is here, so I thought I would share a bit about my look for this week. The theme was Pattern Remix using the Popover Dress from Oliver + S.

Before I even figured out what I was going to do, I started getting the ideas for these photos. That kind of inspired my design for the Popover Remix. Once I had some visuals of the photo setting in my head, I knew right away that I wanted to give the dress a more full look than the original pattern calls for. I did this by adding on about four inches of width to the pattern when I cut it out. My first thought was to gather the body of the dress into the yoke, but then I decided that a pleat might be a more interesting alternative.

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

Since the feel of the dress was going to be sort of feminine and sweet, I thought adding in some lace detail would help achieve that. I covered the yoke in lace, and added some big lace pockets.

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

I also decided to add some long sleeves made out of lace. I used this tutorial from My Measuring Tape to help me draft the sleeves. It was my first ever sleeve drafting! I had to add straps to the dress to attach the sleeves to.

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

The last detail that I added was a slit down the back of the dress to assist with getting the dress on and off since I had changed from tie straps to fixed straps with sleeves.

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

I used a lightweight cotton that is very sheer, and has small stripes of silver running through it. It is incredibly soft! Since the material is so sheer, I lined the body of the dress with muslin. The lace is stretchy, and since I couldn’t find any on the bolt anywhere, I hacked up a lace t-shirt. It worked great! I bought the button before I knew what the themes were going to be – just in case – and it was perfect for this dress! The outfit was finished off with some darling slouchy boots,

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

and a headband that I made using flowers, rosettes out of the silver striped cotton, and a large silver bead. The lace was used for the band part to tie it all together.

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

You know, sometimes when you have an idea, you aren’t totally sure how it is going to translate once it’s out of your head. I was super worried about that! But once we got out to take pictures, I totally fell in love with the entire look!

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

It doesn’t hurt that I have such a beautiful girl to model for me! (Well, I actually have three beautiful girls to model for me, but two of them don’t really like to!)

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

Here are just a few more pictures from our photo shoot; I just want to share them all!

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

What do you think of my remix?

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

I hope you like it enough to head over to Project Run & Play and vote!

A Little Bit Country: Popover Remix at www.sumossweetstuff.com for Project Run & Play #sewing

How would you remix the Popover?

14 comments:

  1. Sweet, soft & so girly...I love it. You created a wonderful look. http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/

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  2. This is beautiful! The photo shoot is just perfect for this dress! The lace sleeves are my favorite and I want those boots for my girls :)

    Alexia

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  3. So sweet. I love the sleeves being lace - you can still see the original dress design that way. And beautiful headpiece - it really compliments her dress and gorgeous hair!

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  4. I love the feel of this outfit & the shoot! Makes me want to go on a roadtrip for a picnic!

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  5. this is so stunning... I love lace and you have used it perfectly here ;o)

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  6. oh my gosh, beyond love it! so so cute!

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  7. This is in my top 3 favorite PR&P outfits ever. So so beautiful.

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  8. What a great dress...elegant but yet oh so simple looking!

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  9. Such a cute dress! Love the lace sleeves!

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  10. Love the dress and head bow. What a beautiful model. You are so talented.

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  11. This dress has such a wonderful sweetness to it. I love the lace sleeves!

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  12. Absolutely Stunning & Inspiring! :D !!{{~LOVE~}}!!

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  13. Letting my child do this... A very inspiring chores to let the child knew how to be grateful to our environment!

    Julia
    Choofie – Onwer
    baby blanket

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