- Encourage you NOT to stop sewing for your kids, even after size 8. I am featuring patterns that go up to the tween sizes as well as offering tutorials for you to KEEP sewing!
- I want to encourage pattern makers to develop patterns for the tween/teen girls. Even the big 3 pattern makers have minimal selection for the size 8-16.
- I wanted to document this year in my daughter's life and have a permanent thing for her to see that every day I was sewing for just her. For a while, I have been sewing for my boutique and others and had to tell her no. This year, it is about her and I am so grateful to be able to do this with her. We shop for fabric together, pick out patterns. She lets me know what she likes and what she doesn't.
With all that said, welcome and I hope you will continue to follow my Handmade School Year project and watch out for our contributions to Project Run and Play.
Without further ado, I present to you for Week 2 of Project Run and Play - the Hershey Kiss.
I used the Handmade Dress 'Miss Lily' Bubble dress in a chocolate satin to give the silhouette of the kiss with the bubbled bottom. 'Miss Lily' only goes up to a 10 and I graded it to a 12, but I really think due to the volume of the dress and the fact that majority of the fit is determined by the elastic in the neck, sleeves and the sash that the 10 would have fit her fine. You can purchase this pattern at https://www.etsy.com/transaction/150980223?ref=fb2_tnx_title.
To simulate the foil wrapper, I used the Whimsy Couture ruffle bolero. Instead of using a button closure, I added white satin ribbon to give the effect of the white paper kiss ribbon that sticks out of the foil. You can purchase this pattern at https://www.etsy.com/transaction/150984604?ref=fb2_tnx_title
I love how this one literally looks like she took the wrapper off and the paper ribbon is flowing in the breeze.
And another example of what REALLY happens at the photo shoots. Her knee hurt from kneeling on the rocks :)
Thank you for stopping by to see my Candy creation for this week on Project Run and Play. You can see all of the linked in designs as well as the featured designers at http://www.projectrunplay.com/. And from all of us here at Sewing in BeTween, we blow you a "sweet kiss"! Come back tonight to see today's outfit from school as this was my squeaking in in the nick of time special Project run and play post!