I am SUPER excited this year for Project Run & Play! This is the first year I have been able to fully participate. Perhaps that is because I am not working full time! I have had SO much fun thinking of projects and patterns to make and remix for this.
So for this challenge we were asked to use the Oliver + S Popover Dress Pattern which is a FREE Pattern!! Who doesn't like free?
However, Challenge #1: It doesn't come in my little ones size! So I had to grade the pattern to a 12 month(ish) size.
Challenge #2: What to do?! I decided to make a tunic top. I wanted sleeves since the fall is upon us.
First, I made the "sleeves". I wanted a sort of kimono type sleeve that would flow. So I drafted the smaller O + S pattern and added my sleeve pattern.
Next, I cut my pieces. They I knew I wanted to keep with the bias tape on the sides, so I wasn't too concerned about the sides all matching up. Once the pieces were cute I sewed them together.
Used the bias tape around the neck and armholes. I decided to use a double needle to allow for some stretch of the tunic.
Voila! Cutest baby around! Doesn't she look great in purples!
I love how the sleeves turned out! Fluttery but also with a little modern twist!