Monday, September 12, 2011

Project Run and Play- Sienna Pattern Remix- Snow White

Did you get a chance to look at the Sienna Dress pattern remixes over at Project Run and Play?

SO many cute things over there. I think I have a favorite designer/s... do you?

I was a little stumped about what to make for this challenge at first- not for a lack of ideas, but narrowing them down. Plus, since my outfit did so poor in the first challenge, I was trying to think of what the judges/public would like... maybe something more couture or more grown up looking.

But I talked to my Mom and she told me just to do ME. Something that I would make anyways and that the kids would love... pretty much, "Who cares what they like" and she was right. This is so much cuter than the other things floating around in my head.

It's something we needed. (I use that term loosely... we have about 1000 dress up dresses) But Lucy's Snow White dress is too small and set to be handed down to Sophie and she is in a little dance class where they dress up as a different princess each week. Last week was Snow White. {This week is Sleeping Beauty... come back to see that one!}

I rarely make new things like this for Lucy, because she's tiny and gets all the hand me downs.

It was so fun to make something especially for her.

She was so excited and helped me with the design a little bit. She requested the 'corset style' bodice, which I love!!! I also love that she was interested in the design process- usually that's just Boo's... maybe because I'm always making everything for her. Lucy has some strong ideas, but not as strong as Ella, so she was really fun to sew for. She wasn't sure about the stand up collar, but I just wanted to make it so badly and I'm so glad she let me add it- it's one of my favorite parts!

We went to the park for our photo shoot and had so much fun together. I took hundreds of pictures and had the hardest time picking out the ones I liked the best... there are SO many good ones. You can really tell how much she loves her dress. This one is my favorite... it's so Snow White.

She kept dancing around and acting out the plot. I even have a little video of her biting the apple and falling to sleep... so cute.

All the kids at the park were calling her Snow White and she told me she was the prettiest princess there.... well, she was.

I couldn't be happier with how this dress turned out. I think it's beautiful and functional. It made my kids' day. It's constructed beautifully and will endure years and years of play from all the girls in our family.

Lucy has already worn it every single day since the time I finished it. In one of those pictures- she thought there was dirt on her skirt... it was so funny.

In this one, a gust of wind blew her skirt all the way up... showing her panties.

I also made her the little slippers to go with it using the Favorite things pattern.
The first ones I made the girls have long since been grown out of. It was definitely time to make some new ones.

I love that I found some scraps of Snow White character print to line the inside with. Lucy loves that, too.

Then we made the little headband by chopping the bow off this outfit I made William {the neck was too small} and hot gluing it to a headband. Easy peasy and it looks so great.

It was difficult to cut that bow off... that's one of my favorite things I've ever made. I just had to take a deep breath and go for it.
I can always make another bow tie to fit him, right???

Speaking of William... I think it's about time I made something for him.
He's 8 years old, but surprisingly, still likes Mommy to sew for him.
He's so cute.

Anyways... what do you think of my Sienna pattern remix?
Want to know how to make one? I actually anticipated winning maybe... ha... so I took pictures of the whole process.

Let me know if you want a tutorial {I know I'm horrible about getting those done} and I'll get it up.


Megan said...

They're so stupid for kicking you off... This is soooo much cuter then the stuff that's on there this week!!!

katie said...

I agree with megan. I think this would have won this week. Definately would LOVE a tutorial! Beautiful dress and daughter.

Amy said...

How perfect!!!!

BConky said...

I love love love love love the dress and the pictures of Lucy

Goosegirl said...

I love it Nicole! It looks soft and fun and very pretty!

Jennifer said...

I would love a tutorial! I found your blog last week through PRAP because I thought your outfit was SO cute. I was so upset to see you were eliminated! This is so much cuter than some of the stuff on there this week! I wish you could have stayed on. Oh well, I have been reading your blog tons ever since then and going back to look at things you made in the past. It is fun and I just am amazed at all the stuff you have done. To say you have inspired me is an understatement!

Anonymous said...

That is the most adorable Snow White dress I have seen. One day I aspire to sew like you do! I've been trying to start with your RTW embroidery tutorial. One of these days...right?

twelve30 said...

Tutorial - yes, please! This is the cutest Snow White dress ever! Thanks.

flygirl07 said...

this is so cute!!

beth said...

Yes! Tutorial! Please!

The Colbys said...

yes please!

Ellie Inspired said...

This is so beautiful! I love her "Marilyn Monroe" picture! She's so cute. You are so talented, Nicole. I wish you were still on PRAP. Hey, if you want to sew something for William, I have something for you! :) I'm going to call you soon about this Snow White dress. I have to finish Ellie's for our trip to WDW and I have a question. Or...I'll wait for the tutorial too! :)

Simple Simon & Co said...

I LOVE this dress and the idea is seriously so creative!!!! You are one mad sewer (in a good way :)!

sandytoesbride said...

Yes tutorial, please!