I have been wanting to join Project Run and Play sew along this season. I knew I could not join all challenges, but I thought I could try maybe 2 or 3 challenges. I tried to join the first Party Dress Remix challenge, but then I did not have time to complete the dress... I was so disappointed, I decided to try this week's challenge, Polka Dots and Stripes.
I love Polka Dots pattern. I have made a Polka Dots fleece coat for Momo this winter. I also added a store-bought Polka Dots dress and a Polka Dots pullover to her wardrobe. But a little girl can never have too many Polka Dots clothes...I was happy to add one more Polka Dots Dress :)
I had some Polka Dots prints in my stash, but not many stripes. I decided to use a woman's T-shirt that has subtle stripes pattern, and refashion it into drop-waist bubble dress.
It is not noticeable in the distance, but the T-shirt has stripes.
I took the T-shirt apart, took in a little at the shoulders to adjust the neckline size. Then cut the sides and length to adjust the overall size. After sewing the sides together, I sewed back on the sleeves that were made smaller.
Then I attached the bubble skirt, which I learned how to make when I made a bubble top last summer. I did not mean to make a big bubble skirt, and I think I should have made it even more smaller than this.
I felt something was missing, so added a grosgrain ribbon to add another "stripe" element.
The hair accessory is simply stuffed yo-yos attached to elastics.
Momo has been crazy about taking pictures using camera phone, ever since I showed her how to...(and why did I do that!???) I gave her my old point-and-shoot camera to get the phone back. Now she can chase me to take pictures, just like I chase her with my camera...