Monday, January 14, 2013

Project Run and Play Sew Along Week 2

The second week's challenge was Stripes and Polka Dots.  I had some striped home decor fabric left over from a Christmas gift last year that I wanted to use.  I knew I wanted to make a jumper with a scalloped hem (for the dots part).  I searched and searched for just the right tutorial or pattern and came upon this one, but I didn't want to pay for a pattern this month, so I went back to my Ottobre Design magazines to see if I could find something similar.  

I settled on an under dress from the 6/2007 issue.  I left off the hem panel, lengthened it and added a scallop hem to my traced pattern pieces.

 I was going to have the stripes horizontal, but it wouldn't fit.  So I had the skirt with vertical stripes and the yokes horizontal.  I'm really loving it.  I think more so than if it had been horizontal.

I blogged about the shirt here and the leggings are what I was going to make for that dress, but didn't.  The pattern is called Fancy Little Leggings by Birdiful Stitches.  They were super easy and could also be made with ruffles.

I got help with how to do the hem from Colette Sewing Handbook by Sarai Mitnick.  The Meringue Skirt in it has the same hem.  I just took a can and traced half circles with a seam allowance onto my pattern piece.  I made sure to have quarter circles at the fold and again with seam allowances at the seams.

Also, this was my first time using Photoshop to edit photos.  I got super irritated with PicMonkey for now charging for features I was able to use not too long ago.  So now I'm fumbling my way around and I would love any tips or links to tutorials that you think would help.


  1. I love how you made the stripes go in different directions! Very cute dress! I don't use photoshop so I can't help you with tips but I do use Picasa and it works great for editing and then one click uploading to a blog post! :)

  2. I love the stripes going horizontally down to the scalloped hem! You did a great job with those scallops. I really like the hot pink with the charcoal gray color jumper.

  3. Love how the scallops stick out to you because of the vertical lines. Very cute! I too use picasa and love it. Easy to use and upload and it's free.

  4. Hi! I am from over at Tea Rose Home. One of the winners didn't contact me in time and I picked a new winner, which is you! Please contact me with your email address and your choice of five patterns. :)

  5. The hem on this dress is fantastic---and the changing up of the stripes is super clever!

  6. The stripes running in different directions looks great!!!


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