Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Popover Remix for PR&P

I'm sewing along for PR&P!  At least this week I am.  The theme is Pattern Remix - the pattern is (the free!) Oliver & S Popover Sundress.  Here we go...

It's not a total overhaul, admittedly, but I did make a few changes.  The most obvious being the absence of shoulder ties and the addition of buttons.  It's also a bit shorter than the original pattern.

It's going to be getting cooler here soon and I wanted her to be able to wear it for a while, since the smallest pattern size (2) is still a bit big on her, and layering a cardigan over ties can be a bit awkward. 

(Off-the-shoulder was not an intentional look on our part, I assure you.  It's just hard to keep cardigans up on little shoulders.  I usually button one button but that seemed counter-productive when showing off the top below the sweater is the goal!)

Since those changes aren't very substantial, I wanted to do something interesting with the fabric.  I raided my stash, pulled out a bunch of solids of varying textures, cut & pieced strips, then added black bias tape stripes over the seams to add more interest (because why not?).

Challenges like this are great for pushing me out of my comfort zone.  I don't know that this top is completely "my style" (that's a LOT of color mixing for me!!) but it opens my eyes to more possibilities and makes me flex those creative muscles.  Don't want to be getting creatively flabby now, do we?

I'm not sure whether or not I'll be sewing along the rest of the weeks (although I am hitting up the candy aisle today to see if inspiration strikes) but I love that the option is out there.




26 comments:

  1. Love the black accents with the brights--makes this dress cool as well as cute. Nice remix!

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    1. Thank you! That was the idea...I'm glad it translated!

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  2. AMY! I love this. I want it. I was wishing that I had pushed myself to sew along (hey, I might still get crazy and put something together), but there's no way I could do better than this. This is probably my favorite thing you've ever made! Off to check out your gallery to see if I'm right. :)

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  3. Yep. It's my favorite, though this post (that drew me to your blog in the first place) is still another fave:

    http://amos-el.blogspot.com/2013/07/kcw-summer-2013-day-2.html

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    1. I think that's one of my favorites, too.

      You are totally my color inspiration/motivation lately...stepping out of my color/mixing comfort zone. I owe it all to you, ha! I'm so glad you approve!

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  4. This is fantastic! I absolutely love the colors and adding the bias strips over the seams is brilliant :) What a great dress.

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  5. I love how colorful this is! And I really like the design detail of adding the buttons all the way down the side...very cute!

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  6. love this! Love the rainbows & love the black bias strips!

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  7. I love this! The colors are beautiful and I love the buttons down the side, very pretty!

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  8. the work you put into this!!!!! Love the piecing, it is perfect!!!

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    1. Thank you! Lots of straight lines...not so bad. ha!

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  9. You did an amazing job!!! This just jumped off my screen so I had to click through and leave you a comment. I love everything about your remix and your little one is adorable in her glasses!!

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  10. What a great take on the popover dress. I love that you can still see some elements of the popover, but still has a totally unique look. Nice job!

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    1. That's what I was going for...this was my first remix and it was definitely tough figuring out how to change it enough but still stay true to the original. Great creative exercise, though!

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  11. When I saw this dress on PR&P, I thought this was made by Tasha:) Beautiful colors! My rainbow obsessed daughter will love this...

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    1. I guess I'm doing something right, then! ha!

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  12. HOLY MOLEY!!!!! This dress certainly took a lot of work, but the result is absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!!! SO. OBSESSED.

    And the fit is so perfect on her...she is adorable!
    elizabeth

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    1. Thank you - she really sells it, doesn't she.

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  13. The colors may not be your style, but it is totally amazing! Great job. I love those little buttons down the side. It's really beautiful to look at.

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    1. Thank you! Since I was being bold with the color I needed a safe element, too...and a row of buttons has never done me wrong...ha!

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  14. Wow I love this. It really stands out on the page of remixes. Great colours :)

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  15. I love this dress... and the pictures of your daughter!

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  16. Super! I am totally in awe of your creations :) You have one more follower :)

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