Project Run & Play: Sew-A-Long Week 1: Winter Wonderland

Last year, I discovered Project Run and Play (which is like a blog version of the hit show Project Runway).  Each season, there are contestants as well as 'at-home entrants'.   Someday, my goal is to be awesome enough to be a contestant, but for now, I'll play along when I have the chance.  

Week 1 is "Winter Wonderland" and I've got the perfect outfits :)  Recently, Candy Castle Patterns released a dress pattern, called the Peppermint Swirl Dress.  I used it to make both Christmas dresses for my girls.

My favorite picture - this was taken on a quick break from running down the sidewalk with her sister.  She stopped to look at me, with a hint of surprise and excitement in her eyes.    I was ready, and waiting with my camera :)

This was actually the second version of the dress I made.  After I finished my first one, my two year old asked me daily if I had sewn her Christmas dress yet.  I was SO glad when I finished...LOL

For this version, I added elbow length sleeves from the Candy Castle Princess Dress pattern and used 15 flounces instead of the 14 as the pattern is written.

I had my daughter try it on and head outside for photos.  It was slightly cool that day so I was glad for the added sleeves.   After a few minutes, something MAGICAL happened..... it began to snow!   Well, at least, in my picture above, it appears it snowed!!  HAHA.   (I loved adding in the snow during editing ;)  )

We had to hurry!  That sun was setting quickly.  


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And of course, here is my original Peppermint Swirl.  I blogged all about it HERE


One of my favorite pictures of this particular dress is the aerial shot: 


And of course, no photo shoot is complete without some sisterly love... HA!

"Mom!!!!! She's touching me!!!"
XOXO,


21 comments on "Project Run & Play: Sew-A-Long Week 1: Winter Wonderland"
  1. Oh my goodness those dresses are adorable! I love the pattern and will have to check it out. Really great choice of fabrics too.

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  2. I love this dress to bits! You are awesome!

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  3. I love the shape, the colors, and that is aerial pic is my favorite too! Just gorgeous.

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  4. Those are the perfect Christmas dresses for me!

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  5. Love your dresses and how the skirts flow, so pretty! I must checkout the pattern, but I wonder how long it will take for me to sew a dress like that, I am very slow :( Beautiful job!

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    1. Thanks! I am a slow seamstress too... very much a perfectionist. BUT, these dresses sew up faster than you'd think! I think it took almost as long to cut all the skirt flounces as it did to sew.

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  6. Wow! These are gorgeous! I think I am going to have to pin this pattern for next christmas! Very nicely done.

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    1. Thanks! The pattern is well written and easy to follow!

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  7. love the fullness of these skirts!!
    so very cute.
    great work!!

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    1. Thanks! My girls love how twirly they are :-)

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  8. Great Winter wonderland look!
    with love,
    -Jo

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  10. oh my, those two dresses together are adorable!!I too love the aerial shot!!! I also linked up to Project Run and Play... a bathrobe I made for my son! Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Emily! I saw your robe tutorial! What a great idea!

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  11. I just love the aerial shot! It shows off the dress so well!

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