Sunday, September 14, 2014

Kai's Sparrows of Fall dress

Let me start off by saying Project Run and Play is starting another season up.  I know I've had too much on my plate in recent seasons to be able to participate, but I decided to try to play along this season.

The first challenge is to make an outfit inspired by a 80's cartoon character.
I took my inspiration from Daphne on Scooby Doo.


I wanted to make something long sleeve that Kai could easily wear in the coming Fall season.
So this seemed like a nice silhouette. 

Naturally, I needed to lengthen it to make it more appropriate for my little girl.
She decided she would rather have 3/4 sleeves, and we both had an "A-Ha!" moment when we saw the brown eyelet fabric in my fabric stash.  
So, instead of making a sash or neckercheif we opted for cutting eyelet trim to go around the sleeves and hem.  To be honest, it wasn't easy cutting it into a trim, but I'm very pleased with the end result.

I used the same brown eyelet fabric to make a headband.  I lined the headband with velveteen ribbon to keep it from slipping.

Then I made the fabric flower into a hair clip so it could be a barrette or an accessory to the headband, depending on her mood.

This is the tutorial I used for the dress.
 This is the tutorial I used for the headband.
I found it over at That Girl That Quilt.
This is the tutorial I used for the fabric flower.
I found it over at Go Make Me.

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  1. Such a pretty dress and girl. That brown trim really does make it special.

  2. Great fall looking dress! She looks adorable in it.

  3. Lovely fabric--the dress looks great!

  4. Pretty fall dress! Love the use of the lace!

  5. What a pretty dress...that fabric is a total win! Great job on your 80s inspired outfit!

  6. very pretty!! I love that fabric and the sleeve length is perfect for fall! I'm currently hosting a sewing series called Sew Many Books. There is a sew a long {with prizes!} and not many entries ;o) If you have sewed anything inspired by a book in 2014 I'd love for you to come over and link it up. It doesn't have to be a new project. Head over to Nap-Time Creations and look up Sew Many Books...

  7. Thank you! Emily, I will absolutely check that out!