2013-09-09

It's that time again!

This can always get me so excited! Project Run & Play is back with the weekly challenges to push me harder. The link party for the first week is now open, so it's time for me to show you what I've done too. This week's challenge is a pattern remix, and that is  Oliver + S's Popover Sundress Pattern. 
Original Dress from Pattern
Mmmmm... I wasn't so excited about it when I saw it, I even thought about not joining this week's sewalong, I am trying to do a sustainable kind of sewing, more and more as days go by, and since my little miss doesn't need extra unwanted clothing, I thought I'd rather pass this challenge. BUT then I had a little cousin's birthday coming and a light was turn on in my head. I could sew something out of the Remix Pattern, but what?! Definately not a dress, I thought. I am sick & tired of dresses (honestly! and I don't even sew THAT many). 

Here's what I came up with after all:

Yes! A romper. I can't get enough of rompers. To make this I printed the original pattern and slightly adjusted it to what I needed, like cutting it lenght wise to make it a top instead of a dress, and adding about 1" on (new) bottom to make it a little wider. Even though you might get all dizzy from my cows' towel, I guess you can see these changes in my picture below. 

To get the romper bottom, I used Feather's Flights Harem Shorts pattern. I had used the pattern here and here before and am sure I will use it some more in the future. I wanted the top to get a bubble look and I think I made it just like I had imagined. I've added an elastic on the waist and pretty much this was all my changes. 

I was pretty satisfied with the results. Even though it's all pink! cough-cough For someone who keeps screaming out how much she doesn't like pink, I've been sewing pretty much with that color. But, you know... I have to sew from my stash, and that's a lot of pink in it (exactly: because I always refuse myself to use it!). 

Anyway, I'm going off subject (as usual - ooppppsssss!!!), so, the fabric used was polka dotted left overs from the trolley make-over I made for G. when she was born, for bias ties, shorts and yokes. For the top and cuffs I used knit from a huge pillowcase (so big that it is enough to make myself a whole dress - now that I mention that, maybe if a dye it?)... 

Since my little miss is nearly a year younger than our cousin and they are basically the same size I tried it on her and tried to take some nice shoots, but she's been so hard to photograph lately. She just won't stay still for a single second, or if she does it has to be when and where she decides to. Those were the best ones I could get from her. And honestly I didn't even try harder, I'd to almost anything to avoid unwanted tantrums. 

I love the final look of my new harem romper, and it was much approved by my 6 year old niece who has requested one just like this one for her own self. She does like pink, she's not like me or my daughter, who's following mom's steps and it's not a big fan of the color. My niece has also requested a dress with the pink hearts fabric I used for my first Bumblebee dress

now, go check the other remixes out there! I know I've been loving it!

15 comments:

  1. Just adorable, Magda!!! Love the pink polka dots...

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  2. How cute! Love the pink polka dots. The baby is so cute too. :)

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  3. Very cute! She seems to love it too! I'd love for you to link your outfit to our Fall Clothing Party!!!

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  4. LOL! I was so surprised when I saw that the "Very Pink Romper" brought me to your blog!!! I think it's adorable and it reminds me that I need to sew some more harem pants!!! I love them!

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  5. Ficou muito fofa ;o) E muito confortável para a brincadeira ;o)

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    1. sim, mas não foi feito para ela. foi para uma prima. Talvez lhe faça um tb mas só para o ano. Ando a costurar mais para os filhos dos outros, visto q ela mal precisa.

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  6. Ficou super giro e é uma excelente ideia!
    Ainda não tentei fazer nenhum macacão, mas gosto imenso de os ver vestidos - ficam super adoráveis e são tão confortáveis :-)
    (ah, como eu compreendo o dilema das fotografias. Acaba por ser tão cansativo. O melhor é mesmo não dar muita importância ...)

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    1. Quando acabei de o fazer achei que tinha perdido o meu tempo, ficou tão esquisito sem criança lá dentro, mas dps de experimentar na minha filha mudei de ideias. Tens de experimentar fazer um, foi muito fácil e rápido de fazer.
      Quanto às fotos, para além de andar em fase de birras, anda em fase de adaptação à creche (pela 1ª vez!), assim qe imagina...

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  7. This is so Adorable Magda!!!! I LOVE it on...she looks so cute!!!!
    Elizabeth

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    1. Thanks! It looks weird without a child on it, doesn't it? I was happy it actually looked fine once I tried on my daughter.

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  8. Those little legging short pants are perfect for this romper!! So cool.

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  9. So cute! I understand your feelings with pink! Having a girl after having a boy I was REALLY excited to put her in pink & dresses & frills because I couldn't do that with Vincent. Five months after she was born I was like "UGH NO MORE PINK".

    But this romper is SO ADORABLE! i love it.

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  10. Está o máximo Magda. Adoro macacões, mas a minha filha não é da mesma opinião, ainda assim, qualquer dia tenho que experimentar. Obrigada pela inspiração

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    1. Obrigado. Gostaria de ver isso um dia. ;)

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