Project Toddler Runway – Week One Results

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!

5 Responses to Project Toddler Runway – Week One Results

  1. April January 11, 2011 at 2:23 AM #

    congratulations! I love your version of the Jumprope Dress! I made one in her roundabout dots fabric a while back for my local fabric store…I blogged about it if you are interested in checking it out. Anyway, I can’t wait to see what you have in store for this weeks challenge! I posted your dress on my page with a link to your blog…I hope that’s alright with you. Come by this Wednesday and Saturday if you have time. I will be posting two giveaways this week.

  2. The Extra Ordinary Bree January 11, 2011 at 3:18 AM #

    Love the “fabric” choices for your Arden dress! Oh so cute! I need to go look at this pattern!

  3. aggie January 11, 2011 at 4:26 AM #

    Congrats on winning! Love the idea and can’t wait to see what else you have up your sleeve. Or… I your drawer!

  4. stiej January 11, 2011 at 5:18 AM #

    i would LOVE for you to post a tutorial on this. This is gorgeous and I love it! Great job!

  5. Anonymous January 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM #

    Is that the skirt that we bought at LOFT during your girls’ weekend in Chicago???? 🙂

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