Voting for the first week of Project Toddler Runway is closed, and...
My yellow and gray dress project received the most votes! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was so nervous all weekend - lurking on Shwin&Shwin's blog practically nonstop!
The challenge was "The Shirt Off Your Back", or an upcycle challenge. I have a drawer in my sewing desk devoted to clothes that I love but don't fit anymore, so this challenge was right up my alley! I grabbed this gray striped shirt and yellow dress that are never going to fit back over my mommified chest and went to town.
My inspiration was the Oliver + S jump rope dress. In all the week one excitement, I was a bit of a dunderhead and hardly took any photos along the way to do a tutorial.
But... Guess what else I have in my "to be refashioned" drawer? Yup - fixin's for another dress so I can make a tutorial. This design would work for almost any short-sleeved woven shirt and skirt. I guess I can call it the Arden dress after my daughter - thoughts?
I don't know how long it will take me to get a tutorial put together, since I'm busy making my "Wear a Flower In Your Hair" challenge for week 2. I'll do my very, very best to get it done soon - promise.
I'll also put together a tutorial for my pocket purse - I love how this turned out, and it could be sized up to fit an adult!