Saturday, September 29, 2012

Party Prep: Party Dress

Can I just tell you how pleased I am that I got this dress finished in time for Hadley's first birthday party?  Normally, the fabrics would have just sat in the bag until it was too late to possibly finish, or I would try to sew late into the night with a resulting hopeless mess. 

It is still considerably later than I had intended.  I was planning to participate in the sew along for week one of Project Run & Play where the designers were to remix Katy of No Big Dill's Bias Skirt pattern.  I was going to add bias strips in an ombre design to the skirt.  Since I'm about three weeks too late I decided to  stick to the design for Lindsay at The Cottage Mama's Party Dress she shared as a guest post on Ucreate.

I had purchased four different shades of aqua in different polyester satins and linings, so I might have purchased some different fabrics if I hadn't started with a different plan.  The sash is a little narrower due to fabric restrictions, but I think I prefer the smaller sash for my style.

Instead of fabric strips for the button loops, I used some aqua elastic I got from Pick Your Plum a while back.  I'm planning to make a coordinating headband using the same elastic and some fabric scraps for rolled flowers.

I still need to try it on her to get the positions for the buttons, and I have to decide if I want to add a little orange rolled fabric flower to the sash.  I love the contrast and it's part of the color scheme in her room and loosely that of the party.  Decisions, decisions...  Oh, and Arden wants a dress too.  In time for the party - good thing I'm all practiced up!

I'll be linking up to these great parties:

Mondays Making the World Cuter Monday – Making the World Cuter Made By You Monday – Skip to My Lou Craftastic Monday – Sew Can Do Making Mondays Marvelous – C.R.A.F.T. Market Yourself Monday – Sumo’s Sweet Stuff Creative Me Monday - The Southern Institute Tuesdays I Made It Without My Hubby – Shanty 2 Chic Sew Cute Tuesdays – Creative Itch Anything Related – All Things Related Tot Tuesdays – My Delicious Ambiguity Tute-in Tuesdays – Oops, I Craft My Pants Take a Look Tuesdays - Sugar Bee Craft Edition Shwin&Shwin Wednesdays We Did It Wednesdays – Sew Much Ado Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice - Seven Thirty Three Show & Tell – Blue Cricket Design Show Me What Ya Got - Not Just a Housewife Your Whims Wednesdays - My Girlish Whims Thursdays Strut-Your-Stuff – Somewhat Simple Make It, Wear It – The Train to Crazy It’s Stinkin’ Cute – Sew Stinkin’ Cute Show Off Your Stuff – Fireflies and Jellybeans Making It With Allie - What Allie's Making Now Pinspirational Thursdays - The ArtsyGirl Connection Fridays Furniture Feature Friday - Miss Mustard Seed Weekend Wrap Up Party – Tatertots and Jello Feature Yourself Friday – Fingerprints on the Fridge Friday Fun Finds – KojoDesigns Weekends Check Me Out Saturday – A Vision to Remember Show and Tell Saturday – Be Different Act Normal Sunday Scoop – I Heart Naptime Sunday Showcase Party – Under the Table and Dreaming A Pinteresting Party - Tutus & Tea Parties Sunday Roundup - A Rosie Sweet Home

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  1. I love the orange flower, maybe another orange flower on a headband! Very nice job, she will be darling in it!

  2. This dress is precious! I like the splash of color the flower adds.

    Bonny @

  3. I like the flower too! Beautiful blue color!


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