Friday, September 14, 2012

Summer Serenade Shift

Hello, Everyone! This is my first piece for Project Run + Play, so, yeah, I should divulge that I am super excited. With summer quickly fading, I thought there would be no better item to sew than a frilly little frock for the bias challenge.
This little number was a last hurrah for summer- a sweet and sunny shift that has bias strip ruffles moving down the bodice and along the hemline. The bias strips are Nani Iro gauze, a saffron tencel makes up the skirt, and there is a zipper closure in the back.
I will also admit that the bias challenge really was a challenge for me- it took me a while to incorporate bias ruffles without moving too far away from my style.
 Voting is happening over at Project Run + Play this weekend- check it out and then enjoy these last  summery days until next year!


17 comments:

pneu said...

I love the happy colour and the hemline!

Just Ma said...

Sweet dress. Good luck w/the challenge. Love, Ma

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Erin said...

Love it. She is so beautiful.... You are on fire already for PR&P! Off to vote :)

gail said...

this is so gorgeous, as are your photos. i'm so glad you're in this competition!!

2littlehooligans said...

i love the top, so pretty and those are such sweet photos! great job!

kristin said...

so gorgeous and your photos are so cheery and peaceful! perfect for end of summer. good luck, can't wait to see what you do next!

Delia said...

Just beautiful. I really like the detail at the hem. Your pictures are lovely as well!

Gina said...

this is a beautiful, breezy dress with great drape that seems perfect for play (school) or formal wear (to a wedding). You really did a great job of capturing a summer serenade in this dress. Great job!!

Emily said...

Beautiful dress and pictures. I especially like the bottom of the dress. :)

Jessica said...

This is so gorgeous. Perfect pictures, love the feel of the lighting, and definitely the best fitting garment. And Nan Iro? Swoon.

Bonnie MS said...

I voted for you! I love this dress! Also linked to you with a picture of it on my blog here: http://ridingthebonnieway.blogspot.com/2012/09/happy-happy-birthday-late-birthday.html I hope you don't mind but I really love it!
Bonnie MS
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Kim said...

Hi ,
This dress is soo gorgeous ! I love it ! It looks like it belongs in a mag .

Cirque Du Bebe said...

Precious! You've got a great eye for pretty details.

Cirque Du Bebe said...

Precious! You've got a great eye for pretty details.

Caitlin Weaver said...

I love this dress, and voted for it on PR&P! So original and beautiful. I love that you did the bias ruffles on the bodice of the dress :)

Britt said...

I came here wanting to post about your newest outfit for PR&P...I love it! Eeeek! So cute! I love the whole Stella outfit.That is totally how I would dress my kids too...well, gosh, it's how I dress myself!