Participating in the All Star Season of Project Run and Play was beyond wonderful. Similar to my first go at the competition, I’ve finished the competition with four new children’s outfits that have pushed my design, pattern-making, sewing, and photography skills to new heights. Not only that, but I feel so blessed to have designed alongside some of the most talented sewing bloggers I know. I am so grateful for these friendships that have strengthened, for Liz and Elizabeth who continue to orchestrate such an inspirational series, and for my readers who continue to support me and leave the most encouraging messages to rally me on! Thank you!!
I want to get all four looks here in one place for your easy reference.
I was so flattered to win for this week’s art-inspired design. It was a fun dress to make and continues to please Addie as she romps around in it dripping popsicles down the front. Follow the link to see more of the Petal Splash Gown.
This look for the chevron week is probably my most proud design – it took so much work to manipulate the chevron fabric into the skirt and the shirt is the perfect combination of delicious fabric and complimentary design. Plus, the photo shoot for this one was super fun bonding time with my little schoolgirl! Follow the link to see more of the Schoolgirl Sophisticate Chevron Design.
For the “detailed-look” week, I based my design on one of the most important goals I have when sewing – creating something that my children will love. I used comfortable fabrics, casual styles, and non-traditional color accents, paired with my recent obsession – metallics – and came up with this fun design. I also came up with some of the cutest pictures of this kid!! Follow the link to see more of the Sparkle and Shine Detailed Design.
Week 4: All Dressed Up Formal Design
This formal dress was really fun to make – I didn’t really have a design in mind and it developed from start to finish through draping on my child dress form. The peachy pink silk, the gold and sequin accents, and the comfortable fit of this dress reflect so much of my own personal style preference – it’s like all of my favorite things wrapped into one dress. Follow the link to see more of the All Dressed Up Formal Design.
Did you enjoy the All Stars season? I found it really inspiring! Instead of feeling exhausted and drained at the end this time around, I feel like I’m exploding with ideas and goals!
How about you? Are you working on anything special?
Comments & Reviews
Can I have the petal tutorial around the beginning of june?
Oh. My. Gorgeous. Can I request tutorials of all of them?? Please??
couldn’t remember if i already commented here or not, but apparently i didn’t! sorry! i loved watching you grow and stretch during all stars, and it was SUPER fun getting behind the scenes peeks too! you’re really an amazing sewist, stef. nicely done, gal!
Olga Becker says
I really liked all your looks. But the art inspired dress is my favorie, it is simply amazing! I can’t get it out of my head!
Falafel and the Bee says
Your skill is incredible. My favorite is the petal dress, but all of your designs have knocked my socks off! Any tutorial you do, I will follow:)
Thanks, Michelle! You’ve been knocking my socks off, too!
These outfits are all amazing! I’m still in awe. =)
You’re too sweet, Charity! Thanks for all the encouragement each week!
Madeleine L. says
You did such an excellent job on all 4 outfit.. I love that little chevron skirt, so clever! And of course my girl wants that peachy formal dress and the petal dress, it’s just gorgeous:)
Thank you, Madeleine! It was a fun season!
Erin Biggers says
Your Petal Splash dress is probably the best dress I’m ever seen. My girls have each requested that I make them one. Pretty sure my skills aren’t there yet but it is absolutely breathtaking.
Thank you so much, Erin! You’re so sweet – I’m sure that you will make gorgeous dresses for your girls – you can do it!