Saturday, April 5, 2014

Strawberry dress for spring : Project Run&Play, spring 2014 sew-along.

In fact, at 37 degree Celsius here shouldn't count  as a spring, I guess. We are embrace early summer and realize that the temperature may shoot up to over 40 degree this year. What I can do is sewing the new dresses and tops for my girl in my little sewing corner to make this summer more colorful. And my girl spend a lot of her times in our village's garden. Especialy on her beloved tree. Can we count this as her favorite place?

I bought "Sew Classic Clothes for girl" the awesome book by Cottage Mama for many months ago. And now I modified classic A-line with round yoke to be a bubble dress with round yoke. The dress was inspired by the strawberry, which I think very suit with this season.

The strawberry bubble dress
The book is great. I was so stumble to understand armhole instructions process at first. But once I got the idea, the result was came out so perfect. I love when the clothes I made have done so neat like this!

Strawberry on the tree

I still made almost of the girl's dress in flare out or twirly style. Because she is a "full of energy type" girl. Narrow A-line skirt will forbid her from jumping and tree climbing which are her favorite activity.

Daddy did comment that the dress may look like a watermelon dress instead of strawberry... but my intention in the first place is to make a strawberry dress. Even the nearly 40 degree temperature can not make me see it as a watermelon. (But I want one for sure, who wouldn't want a slice of watermelon in the hot day?)

I made it in size 4T. With the small figure of my girl, it still has roomy to grow in the dress which is perfect! And maybe my next project would be a watermelon inspired outfit. what do you think?

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  1. Such a cute dress, and daddy's right, it reminds me of a watermelon... maybe because I love them... hehehe

  2. What a pretty dress! I just found your blog and I like it a lot. I really have to put this to my bloglist. I have three girls and I sew them something every week :) Regards from Finland!

  3. Very, very cute dress --- as a strawberry OR a watermelon :).

  4. Darling! I'd love to see you join us this week at the Inspire Us Thursdays! link party.

  5. Strawberries are my favorite part of spring, and I love your pretty little model!

  6. Thank you all the comment. I'm glad that you think it's pretty, strawberry or watermelon doesn't a matter.