PR&P Week 2–Let’s Go to the Movies

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I had so much fun with the first round of the movie inspired theme back in Season 3 of Project Run and Play that I wasn’t sure if I’d like this one as much. Turns out I was way wrong! If you like a good love story that drives you to tears, you are probably familiar with my movie selection.

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I loved the author Nicholas Sparks before I loved any of the movies he inspired. Sure, I need a good cry every now and then. And, who doesn’t love a well fitted blue shirt dress. Rachel McAdams made it great in The Notebook, and Avery sure makes it look great here.

The Notebook Dress Burda Style 146

The Notebook Dress Burda Style 146

These were the important details I wanted to translate into a child sized version.

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I used Burda Style pattern 146 to accomplish this shirt dress. The changes I made were actually pretty minimal. I added a stand collar and sewed up a fabric belt. I would have mimicked the floral accent fabric, but as soon as I held up the little mushroom fabric next to the blue linen, I couldn’t go back. The linen is Kaufman Essex linen blend in light blue.

The Notebook Dress Burda Style 146 details

For some reason this pattern took me forever to sew up. The lines are very simple, but  the details were a tad time consuming. I must say Burda Style patterns are now at the bottom of my list of patterns to sew. This pattern is marked as novice, but with no illustrations there is a lot to be desired. I love the Burda styles, but I won’t be in a hurry to try the more complicated patterns. I will, however, sew this one up again.

The Notebook Dress Burda Style 146

The Notebook Dress Burda Style 146

Did you see the contestants Winter Wonderland looks from last week? AMAZING! There were also TONS of link ups for the sew along. Be sure to check it all out this week!

25 comments:

  1. I love that movie and I Love the dress you made. In love with that belt. Great job.

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  2. That movie is great! Such a cute dress, I have that same mushroom fabric but in pink, I've been holding onto it forever trying to decide what to make with it. I LOVE how you used yours!

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  3. The dress is super cute and fits your inspiration perfectly. Your daughter and the photo staging is what really makes it, though! Her eyes are glowing with happiness!

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    1. Thank you! The photos are usually the hardest part for me. This was a really great day!

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  4. That turned out darling! I love that movie! I'm in love with your photo's too!

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  5. great work.
    loving that accent fabric.

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  6. This has to be one of my absolute favorite movies & the outfit you created it brilliant!
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  7. Such a sweet dress! Wonderful photos, too!

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  8. The covered buttons are fabulous! The contrast print you chose is super cute. Love the movie & the dress!

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    1. Thanks for noticing the buttons! I really used up my scraps try to capture the tiny mushrooms.

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  9. I love everything about this! All the little details are just perfect!

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  10. wow, this is just lovely! do you use a certain technique to get your topstitching so straight?

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    1. Nothing special. Lots of practice and I sew fairly slow. In some cases an edge stitch foot comes in handy.

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  11. Love it! Simple yest adorable, great job!!

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  12. wow! How lovely!! Great photos and those suitcases are amazing!!! Love it all! I also sewed along and linked up… a {movie} star dress ;o) EMily@nap-timecreations.com

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  13. The details from the dress give it a very special touch.

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  14. Lovely dress! I love your accent fabric choice!

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  15. Beautiful Dress! Great Detailing! Great Photos!

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  16. I love the dress! Gorgeous. Your pictures are stunning too! Congratulations on your win! You deserved it!

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  17. You deserved to win! So glad you did, and can't wait to see what you do this week! You can see our submission here: http://skirtfixation.com/?p=1581

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  18. Congratulations on your win!!! You are killing us with cuteness......love the entire look, but especially that little fabric belt. DARLING!

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  19. CLASSIC styled dress . . .sewn in pastel blue linen blend. Accents in red mushroom print fabric reveal your creativity: thin Mandarin collar, fabric-covered buttons down the front & on 2 flaps on bodice plus a thin belt at the waist. All add up to a FAB girl's dress worthy of winning for week #2: Let's go to the Movies! B-R-A-V-O, you deserve the prize! Sarah Helene, Minneapolis, MN

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    1. Thank you! I loved how the details all came together. This was such fun to win!

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