February's challenge at Project Run & Play is a T-shirt challenge. The challenge is to sew Mademoiselle Muscle Tee pattern as you like. When this was announced, I immediately knew what I wanted to do.
I looked at the pattern and noticed the shirt had a generous length. I cut off about 3 inches to make it good for a drop-waist dress for Momo. The two tiered ruffle skirt was made just like the giraffe dress, a dress I made last year for another Project Run & Play sew-along.
I trimmed 1 inch off from both front and back bodice centers. But when I tired the top on Momo, the neckline was still too wide and it created an odd gap. Fortunately I had enough fabric for re-do. I made the neckline a bit higher the second time. The fabric is a knit I bought from Hobby Lobby a while ago.
I planned to take Momo's photos posed with some props, but apparently the dress makes her want to dance... She LOVES the dress! Pink and ruffles could not go wrong ;) Momo started to sing and dance as soon as she put it on.
She started to sing about princess and dragon and spell...and the photo shoot ended with her singing "Let It Go." Whatever makes her happy ;)
Just like the original Mademoiselle Muscle Tee was made for school wear, I wanted this dress to be comfortable enough for Momo to wear to the school. Seeing how much she loves the knit dress, I am thinking I must sew more with knits.
Momo insisted on wearing the dress next day for the Mardi Gras parade (it was a family-friendly parade day). So she did not wear the Mardi Gras tutu this year, but she still caught soooo many beads ;)
Linking up to those fun parties.