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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  1. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says

    gorgeous Justine! Love that collar with the flower fabric and black piping. So pretty! Fantastic looks.

  2. 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.

    • Justine of SewCountryChick says

      Thanks so much Christina. I do need votes as I don’t want to be eliminated this week!

  3. Kat @ 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!

  4. 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!!!