Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring Fever Dress Remix


I'm going to be completely honest, I was totally stumped with this remix at first. It could have been because last week was one of those "psycho-crazy-wanna-pull-your-hair-out and make strait-jackets for the kids" type of week. Or because that dress is just amazing as is. I was really struggling coming up with anything and was thinking of just not joining in. It was of course right when I said "bag it" and started a different project (making bows) that a couple of ideas suddenly hit me and I had to drop what I was doing and start making my remix's.My biggest problem was that I really didn't want to make another dress. My girls have TONS of dresses. Don't ask me why I had it in my mind that it just had to be a dress, but when it hit me that I could make something other than a dress, a lightbulb went off and I got started. 

I chose to make a shirt and skirt - brilliant, I know!



I did use the actual pattern, but I modified it quite a bit. For starters, my oldest girl is in size 7/8, so I had to resize the pattern and make it bigger and since it was being turned into a shirt - longer. I also decided to put the bib on the front and turn it into a flutter-tank. Since it was made out of knit, I didn't need the buttons to open on the front, so I created a pleat and made a little bow out of the same material.


For the skirt I used the Layered Skirt Tutorial by Dana Made It. Except I modified it and had it be 4 layers, in reference to the layers on the original Spring Fever Dress. I absolutely love how it turned out. The best part is, my little girl loves it too! :D








Stay tuned for my boy remix! 

13 comments:

  1. We all have spring fever here and are supposed to get more snow tonight :) I like how this turned out. I'm not sure if I'm going to remix this time either. I love the pattern and get really excited for remixing, but have so much on my plate that I may not get a chance. I'm glad you did :)

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    1. Thanks! And yes, I am DYING for the warm weather to come and stay. It's been nice the last couple of days, but another storm is supposed to move in tomorrow and Friday. Boo.

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  2. The top and skirt were a great idea!! This looks like such a comfortable and fun outfit! I love the pretty floral fabric.

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    1. Thank you! The fabric is so soft. I got plenty of it since it was on sale. I have more projects planned for it. :D

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  3. WHAAA? You made a boys AND a girls for the remix? Seriously, your a robot right? (i'm going to keep telling myself that you are, k?) Well, this one is so pretty. I love the tiered skirt and the floral fabric you picked out is so awesome. Where did you buy it at?

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    1. lol I'm just super lucky that my kids go to bed at 7pm and that I have an awesome husband that will pick up and do dishes when I want to sew. :D I got the fabric at Walmart. All of it, actually. We do have a fabric shop in town, but they only sell quilting fabric, so unless I drive 1.5 hours, Walmart is my only other option on fabric. I seriously bought the whole bolt of that knit fabric!

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  4. You can't go wrong with ruffles. A sweet little outfit.

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  5. I love the ruffles! Floral prints are huge this season, I love the way you used that print here. Thank you for linking up!

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