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.
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.
Inspired by this dress, I slipped in a bit of piping at the waist line.
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!
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.
Avery was thrilled to match!
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.
And, I love the repeat of the stripes.
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!!