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Thursday, January 17, 2013

PR & P (week 2): Pink Polka Dot Pop-Top and Pants



This week's Project Run & Play theme is "Polka Dots & Stripes". This is a really fun theme! I purchased this polka dot fabric with a gift certificate I won at my Quilt Guild. I had seen little smocked dresses made from it and it struck my fancy. I looked through my patterns and decided to make "Miss Violet" by the Handmade Dress. I've been wanting to make it for awhile and thought this was a good opportunity. The top is really simple: basically a peasant top with elastic neck and sleeves. 
What makes it different and special is the bit of honeycomb smocking at the center front. I have done tons of English smocking, but never this type! It was very quick and easy to do and I would like to use it in future projects.

I decided to use the baby blue for the capri pants because they looked so pretty together. Stripes of rick rack add a dainty touch to the top and capris. I can just picture this on my new Goddaughter this spring. It is a size 3-6 months and I love it. Katie said it reminds her of a cupcake!

 

8 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, this is adorable! I was flipping through Sew Beautiful just this afternoon looking for ideas and saw the honeycomb smocking on a peasant dress. I'd like to try it out. I love the ric-rac -- it's a precious outfit.

Elisabeth Rose said...

Thank you, Michelle! I just bought the new issue today, but haven't looked at it yet.

sallyavena said...

So simple yet so elegant looking. I love the detail of the smocking and the ric-rac.

Frances Suzanne said...

MUST. TRY. HONEYCOMB. SMOCKING. SOON!!! So sweet...

Frances Suzanne said...

MUST. TRY. HONEYCOMB. SMOCKING. SOON!! So sweet....

Maegen Foster said...

That smocking is adorable! I love the print of the shirt too :)

Simple Simon & Co said...

I agree with Frances Suzanne...I have to try that honeycomb smocking! It is amazing!
liZ

Karen said...

The outfit is just charming! I love how you used the dots in the fabric for the honeycomb smocking. It is just perfect! I read you previous post on the blogging award and was stunned to see my blog listed as one of the ones to whom you are passing it on. Thank you! I am honored. I will get on answering the questions once I complete my PR&P for this week and the next tutorial on the Birds and Butterflies dress.

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