Week 3's theme for Project Run and Play is...MAD for Plaid.
I almost missed this week's challenge. Last week I was summoned for jury duty, and although I was dismissed after waiting for several hours, I had to spend the next 2 days making up my work. And I did not want sewing to keep me from having fun with my daughter on the weekend. So that left me with less time to sew.
I already had some plaids fabric I was planning to use for fall/winter dresses. It is still so hot out there and we do not quite need fall clothing for maybe 2 more months, but I thought I could try to make one of the dresses right now. And luckily, I was able to finish it!
The dress is Look#7 from Five and Ten Designs. This dress design was one of the reasons I bought this pattern e-book!
I had leftover flannel shirting fabric after making a fall shirred peasant dress almost 2 years ago. I got the fabric from Jo-Ann and I really liked this classic black and red plaid, but they no longer seem to sell it. My leftover piece was not large enough to make another dress or even a top. But it was just enough to use as a short skirt for a drop waist dress!
To keep the classic look, I paired it with a black fabric, cotton knit I had in my stash.
Five and Ten Designs only offer even number sizes, so there is no size 3T. I cut size 4T expecting to be too big for Momo, and yes it was. Before attaching the skirt to the top I took in a little less than 2 inches to make it fit better. I was thinking of option to wear undershirt in the winter, but I could have and should have taken in more :(
The original design had sash sewed on to the dress, but I added belt loops instead. The skirt had more volume than I expected, so I needed to be able to adjust it by using the sash belt.
Since I was doing a quick photo shoot in the house, I thought it would be fun to add a little headpiece to the outfit. After seeing How to Make Halloween Fascinators -SEWSNBOWS, I was so in mood for making one of those cute hat fascinators. I did not have an actual hat to decorate, but Amy suggested I could just make a hat using cardboard and covered it with fabric. And that is exactly what I did. I cut up a cereal box to make a hat, and covered it with scraps.
I thought the little hat looked really cute on Momo, but she did not like it much...because it just gets in her way when she wants to
Oh, well, that was our usual indoor photo shoot. It always ends with Momo dancing ;)
Linking up to those fun parties.