PR&P Week 4 – Signature Style

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

 

Signature Style week at Project Run and Play has become the most difficult for me when it should be the easiest. I think the reason for that is that my style is in a season of transition. That happens and usually it’s a good thing. It’s just hard to define. Really, I just find inspiration from so many different places, and it leads me in different directions. What remains consistent is attention to details and translating inspiration into my own style. All that leads us to this week’s raglan sleeve party dress.

Party Raglan Sleeve Dress

I was so thrilled with the Winter Wonderland raglan dress that I wanted to do it again. I took the pattern I drafted for that look and cropped it at the waist to add a gathered skirt. I’m also hoping to do a tutorial for the raglan button placket if I can make it coherent without a full pattern.

Party Raglan Sleeve Dress

Inspired by this dress, I slipped in a bit of piping at the waist line.

Party Raglan Sleeve Dress Piping

I had a fun party photo shoot in mind with cupcakes and these fun giant candles I made for our church birthday party. I just don’t think I had the room or the right lens to make it work. Avery had already attended a birthday party early this morning, so I told her the cupcakes were off limits. We’re lucky to have any smiles!

Party Raglan Sleeve Dress

I threw in a dress for her American Girl doll made with the free popover dress by Oliver and S. We had made the somewhat silly duct tape shoes the day before.

Popover Doll Dress

Avery was thrilled to match!

Party Raglan Sleeve Dress

Party Raglan Sleeve Dress

I’ve had the fabric from Ikea in my stash for a while now. I just didn’t have the vision of how I wanted to put it together so it didn’t turn out to wild. I cut the bodice to just show the stripes and dots. Then, cut the skirt so the bunting would end up just at the hem. It sure gives it a party dress feel.

Party Raglan Sleeve Dress

And, I love the repeat of the stripes.

Party Raglan Sleeve Dress

We’ve come to the end of another round of Project Run and Play. It’s always fun to see what each creator has in mind each week, and sad to see it end. Thankfully, there’s always next season, and plenty of sewing in between!!

17 comments:

  1. I used that fabric for my signature look last spring and I think you commented on it then. She still wears it and I still smile when I see the dress...there's just something about the fabric.
    Your dress is really cute!

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  2. I luuuurve that fabric!! Most times when I go to ikea, I stand there and wonder what I could make with their bold prints, and I usually don't buy any. This is such a great style to show off the fabric!

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  3. I love that fabric and the dress really makes it shine!

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  4. Cute, cute, cute... on the cutest model. You handled that bold fabric and made the pattern come alive.
    Deborah
    sewmuchtogive

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  5. I love the bunting hem too. And the piping at the waist. We had to make some additional adjustments at the waist of our dress this week too! You can see it here http://skirtfixation.com/2014/02/t-shirt-dress-outfit/

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  6. I love this dress. It's so lovely and your daughter looks darling in it.

    You blog is so nice and fresh. Also, I nominated you for a Liebster award. Check it out here: http://freshlycompleted.blogspot.com/2014/02/liebster-award-facebook-fan-coupon-code.html

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  7. I love the fabric your fabric choice, the piping & the coordinating doll dress.
    http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/

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  8. The dress is charming on your little sweetheart. I love the raglan buttoned shoulder and your button choice is perfect. It is, indeed, a perfect party dress!

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  9. That fabric is perfect for this dress! My favorite is the buttons! So darling!

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  10. Very pretty! The bunting is perfect at the hem. (And I love the duct tape shoes!)

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  11. My favorite detail is the raglan sleeve with buttons and I bet she is thrilled to have her doll match!

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  12. Beautiful! I love the side buttons and the colous.

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  13. Adorable - love the button shoulder!

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  14. I keep hearing about Ikea's fabric! This is adorable, I absolutely love it!

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  15. Pretty rock star! Great fabric choice and I like the not so expected dress style.

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