fredag 11. januar 2013

Party Dress goes Boy

Project Run and Play - week 1

So Project Run and Play has started again and this week's challenge was to remix the Party Dress Pattern by Lindsay at The Cottage Home.
I have no little girl to make dresses for so I wanted to remix it into something one of my boys could wear. I ended up with some romper style flared trousers for the little one.


Changes to the original pattern:

I took the bodice of the original pattern, size 18-24 months (adding a little on the shoulders, at the bottom and in the back)


Then I put on trousers instead of a skirt. I used a trouser pattern (size 80/1 year) that I had lying around and added some length and flare. To find out how long they needed to be from shoulder to crotch I just measured some dungarees I had (size 86/18 months).

I liked the contrasting fabric at the bottom of the original dress, and the sash, so I turned these into a middle stripe and cuffs on my trousers.

Even though I like fabric coated buttons and loops I thought these would make the trousers a little too girly and decided to go for snaps instead.

 All the parts cut out.

I love all the details that make homemade clothes unique, so I added an owl application and piping on the bodice and pockets with piping on the trousers. I love piping! (And my next post might be a tutorial on how to make and use it...)

Almost forgot: the fabrics - brown baby cord (stoff & stil), a small piece owl baby cord by Hamburger Liebe (Michas Stoffecke), yellow cotton (quilting weight) as lining and a small red piece for the piping.

20 kommentarer:

  1. Wow! I've been waiting for someone to make this for a boy. It turned out very cute. I love that little owl.

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  2. Excellent remix! You use such amazing color and creativity in your designs!

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    1. Thanks Shannon, looking forward to seeing what you have come up with!

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  3. Just love this look for a boy. Great job turning the challenge into something just for you! And I agree with you about homemade clothes...it's the little things.

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  4. Did you make the tee also?
    Love the stripes!!

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    1. No, I didn't make the tee (well, it's a onesie really), but it's one of my favourite. I thought about making a matching shirt, but there's only so many shirts a little boy needs...

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  5. I love those pockets! So much. And yay for boy stuff! :)

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  6. Godt jobba! Kjempefint antrekk til Veslefar! Det er kjekt å kunne tilpasse mønster og få det akkurat slik en vil. Og denne blir garantert ikke "borte" i barnehagen.

    Ønsker deg god helg!

    Klem fra Ingunn

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    1. Takk, takk!
      God helg til deg også, Ingunn!

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  7. loved that you remixed the pattern into a romper for a boy !

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  8. fantastic ! I also have no little girlie to sew for, you've inspired me to think a bit broader than I have been about patterns.

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    1. yay, I inspired someone! and thanks :)

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  9. For en herlig buksedress! Du er virkelig kreativ! Har lagt meg til som følger hos deg!

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  10. look at that cute little owl, I love it all, your fabrics and design! great job!

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