I’m sewing along with something! I’ve never done that! Are you as impressed with me as I am?! No? Okay. Anyway.
Here are my photos of Harper’s Put Me in the Zoo look. I designed this dress from scratch while I was developing some of the course material for Pattern Workshop.
Harper loves tigers, lions and basically any feline animal. She even dreams about them at night. And how they bite her feet. (???!) My husband grimaced at this fabric when I brought it home from Joann, but once I got the dress sewn up, he actually liked it on her a lot. She makes most things cute though.
The ribbing was something I bought at the Michael Levine loft in L.A. See that topstitching up there? That’s my first attempt at sewing ribbing with my coverstitch machine! Not perfect, but oh. So. Stretchy. I love it.
Her favorite part of the dress is the deep pockets. I love them, too, because they are such a cute feature. And did you see the open back? So much fun! I’m calling this dress “Soleil” because it’s the perfect style
to play in the sun in which to get a weird sunburn.
Oh, and see that graininess above? I had another aha! moment. FULL. MANUAL. In other words, no more auto-ISO. All that grain is a result of my…ahem…1600 ISO. I’m learning piece by piece…but now I just need to put it all together!
What do you think about our animal-inspired look? Are you sewing along with Project Run & Play this season?