Project Run & Play Week One

 Stopping by from Project Run & Play?
Below are some more pictures of my designs for this week’s first challenge.
A remix of a bias strip technique tutorial from No Big Dill.
If you haven’t gone over to Project Run & Play then please stop by here to vote for your favorite designs!
They are all so pretty.
I won’t give a long explanation of all my work involved here but stop by next week for some tutorials and a peek into the making of these patterns.
OK, maybe just a short explanation…
I made the patterns myself and sewed the dresses from a combination of silk charmeuse, silk shantung, and cotton voile.
I threw the silks in the washer and dryer to distress, shrink, and soften them. This technique also makes the silk washable because I can’t remember the last time I went to the dry cleaner!

 I was trying to go for a vintage 1920′s feel.
What would Madeline wear on her day out?
The colors look a little muted but I love the combination of the soft dusky pink and black.

 Here is my double layer Peter Pan collar.
The strips are a combination of washed silk charmeuse, silk shantung, and cotton voile.
I made the tie from a bias strip of black silk charmeuse.
The dressabove was made by sewing two fabric layers together, turning them on the bias and cutting strips in the top layer.
I made the pin hair clips too.
The neckline is bias strip roses.
Don’t forget to stop by and vote!

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-McKenzie

Comments

  1. kristin says

    your designs are always so sophisticated and i love that you use a variety of fabrics most of us wouldn’t dare sewing with. :) good luck this season!

    • Justine of SewCountryChick says

      Thanks Krisitin. i ge my fabrics so cheap in downtown LA that I don’t mind using them for kids clothes. I never spend more than about 5 a yard.

  2. Kat @ sewchibi.blogspot.com says

    HONEY! I friggin adore what you did with your looks!!! They look like they could be on the cover of some awesome Japanese sewing book!!! I have a serious crush on that dusty pale rose and black polka dot combo! And you made two dresses. That rock. And you used shantung- which is beautiful.

    I have to say I am completely flabbergasted that you aren’t slamming the numbers this week!? Of my four votes I ran around to put in, two of them were for you ;-) I will be pinning this when the smoke clears here :-)

    You nailed it!

  3. says

    Both dresses look fabulous, Justine, but I just adore the little one with the Peter Pan collar!!! I love the way you use different types of fabric… it pays off! The dusky pink looks so good with the black, too. Good luck!!!

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