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In case you were wondering, last week made us more nervous (not less nervous) about participating in Project Run and Play. Holy talented designers! Gracious.
We do love this week’s theme, though- making and modifying the Simple Sweet Dress by Leila and Ben. The versatility of this pattern is fabulous- just by changing up the fabric, or by adding an accent, you can totally tailor the dress to its wearer.
That being said, meet Joanie. She’s our best friends’ daughter (and our god-daughter, incidentally). She’s spunky and curious and, like all supercool kids, says the most hilarious things. She calls Adam, ‘Nana,’ has deemed cactuses (cacti?) ‘spicy,’ and is pretty much always dancing. Like we said, love the girl.
Customizing this dress to match Joanie’s sweet gracefulness (with a kick of spunk) was a blast! The fabric we used is vibrant (like Joanie) and a little retro (like Joanie’s mama)…
…we added a bubble hem and a grosgrain belt, perfect for twirling and swirling (and for accenting to Joanie’s lithe frame)…
…and adorned it with preppy bows on each sleeve as well as an epitome-of-sweetness ribbon candy collar for a little graceful detailing.
The end result? Sweet, vibrant, graceful, spunk (both the dress and the girl!).
Would you take a minute to head on over to PR&P and vote?
The Cottage Mama says
Oh my gosh ladies – this is awesome!! What a perfect model for that gorgeous dress. The colors are extraordinary and the photography is to die for. I'm super-impressed!!
Lovely pictures of a lovely model. Perfect color selection she looks great in the dress.
ADORABLE! Both the girl and the dress!
Maggie @ Vittles and Bits says
I voted for you, such a cute dress for such an adorable little girl! She definitely looks like a sassy one 🙂 Love it!
You got my vote! I'd love to see the tutorial for this one the most!
Last picture is just great! Lovely girl, nice dress, great picture 🙂
I voted for your dress this morning, very lovely! The dress and your model is beautiful! The yellow makes it a very cheerful dress. 🙂
What an adorable dress! And the model is just gorgeous! Is her mother's name Heidi, by chance? I went to school with Heidi. What a small world if it is…I love your blog. I always feel inspired after reading!
so gorgeous! way to go my blog buddy!