Wednesday, March 6, 2013

So I entered a contest. . .

I couldn't help myself and entered a remix challenge over at Project Run and Play. I thought it would be fun! Turns out it wasn't. I don't think I should try to take on challenges a day before the deadline. I thought I had another day to complete it, but nope. There was a lot of seam ripping and cut corners. *Shrugs shoulders*

The challenge was to remix Me Sew Crazy's "Spring Fever Dress".

When I saw the bib detail I thought of a tulip, which is pretty much Spring's official flower, I think. Perfect!

I applied bleach to the top edges of the tulip to lighten it. I did some hand sewn top stitching around the edges of the bodice with embroidery floss.




The top tier of the bubble skirt is in a mock-wrap, with the stem of the tulip running along it's edge.



I used the same slit opening as the original Spring Fever Dress, put fastened it with a snap at the top, creating a peek-a-boo effect.


I'm pleased with the overall design, but I wish I would have had more time to make a really polished product. I think it would be cool to try out different flowers for the bib detail.

In any case, my girly has an Easter dress! I'm almost glad I didn't have more time to finish it, she will likely stain it in 5 seconds. White isn't a terribly practical fabric to put on a toddler.






32 comments:

  1. I'm seriously in love! You did an amazing job!

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  2. the tulip bib was brilliant!

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  3. What a great idea! How very unique. I don't think I have ever seen that before. Awesome!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog as well.
    ~Michelle

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  4. Gorgeous!!! I love it :) the colours are perfect.

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  5. I love the tulip!!
    MammaNene from

    SergerPepper.blogspot.it

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  6. Wow, that tulip idea is really sweet! Congratulations!

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  7. Yes. I love the tulip too. Very cute and very Spring. ~Major Moma

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  8. I love white on little girls. Impractical yes, but beautiful! Nice work...and I enjoyed your comments about the thrill of sewing. I feel the same way!! Seeing it come together is so exciting..that I sometimes stay up way too late finishing things...and is another reason why I will probably never become a quilter:) I like immediate results! Good luck in your sewing ventures...
    goldenbear80@yahoo.com (The Powell Family)

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    1. I'm also guilty of staying up way too late finishing just one last thing... and then another and another. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. How adorable! I love that you made the bib into a tulip, it is so pretty!

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  10. This is so smart. I really love the idea! The whole look is gorgeous.

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  11. What a fantastic idea!! You thought of it all.....all the way down to the bleached flower tips - WOW! PERFECT! Love a little one in white, and the bubbling of the skirt is just darling...

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  12. I love your dress! The tulip design is so creative and pretty!

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  13. The Tulip detail is awesome! So creative.

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  14. So cute! She may not realize it now, but when she sees pictures when she's older she will love that you made this special dress for her!

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    1. I sure hope so! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  15. Love the dress, but the little girl in it is ADORABLE!

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    1. Thanks! She's my very best creation of all. ;)

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  16. Absolutely stunning. Great job!

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  17. I love this so much! Congrats on your win!

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  18. Very clever pink tulip detail!!! Bravo!

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  19. Congratulations Tess! Well deserved win--this dress & your model are absolutely beautiful!

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  20. Congratulations!! You did such a beautiful job!!

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  21. Adore this!! So gorgeous. you do beautiful work!!

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  22. That is darling, as is your little one. Congratulations on the win.
    I live in the Pacific Northwest near a town that grows the most tulips outside of Hollan, so Tulips definitely define Spring here---oh yeah, forgot, I also live in a small-ish Dutch town.
    Thanks for sharing your talents. Can't wait to see more of your blog.

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    1. It must be gorgeous where you live. That's so awesome! Thanks for commenting. :)

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  23. Thanks everyone for coming over and leaving such nice comments! I'm blushing over here.

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  24. absolutely darling! you did a fantastic job super duper cute I'd love you to share it and any other posts you're proud of at my link party Rae Gun Ramblings

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  25. What a wonderful detail on that dress, you really did a good job! Keep on sewing!
    Greetings from Annwes, norwegian hobby seamstress

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