Mar 24, 2014

A Peacock Inspired Dress

I decided to sew along with Project Run and Play this season.  This is my first time sewing along; I just couldn't resist joining in on the fun when I saw the themes for this season, especially this weeks theme "Put me in the zoo"


For this challenge, the idea is to take some inspiration from your or your child’s favorite animal and make an outfit inspired by that animal, but not a costume.  I chose a peacock!





I have had my eye on this voile at Joann's, for a while now and was waiting for an excuse to buy it.  This challenge gave me the perfect excuse!  It’s got some peacock colors in it and the floral design reminds me of peacock feathers. 

 

I paired the voile with a peacock colored sash and some navy knit.

 


For the dress, I used the bodice from Little Lizard KingsHomegrown Tank pattern that I tested last month.  I made the sash a bit wider for a bigger showy bow in the back and I modified the skirt to be a high-low hemline like a peacocks feathers handing down behind her.  The voile is soft and drapey so the skirt has really pretty flow when she walks in it.

 



Em looks as pretty as a peacock in her new dress!



Check out all the other fun animal inspired clothes linked up over at Project run and play

15 comments:

  1. So so pretty - perfect fabrics too.
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  2. She is adorable and the dress is precious to! GREAT JOB!

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  3. OK, I think this one may be my favorite! Awesome!!!

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  4. That is a beautiful dress. Peacocks are my favorite animals too.

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  5. It is a beautiful dress! I can totally see your peacock inspiration!

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  6. Really pretty dress and your fabric choices are perfect LOVE IT !!!!!

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  7. This is so pretty, I love the colors!

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  8. LOVE this! the style, the fabric choices, the design! i love that you can see the inspiration without it being costume-y at all! plus your model and pics are great :)

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  9. Beautiful dress! I'm completely in love with your fabric choices.

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  10. I love the peacock too, and any fabric that reminds me of them! Your little girl and her dress are so beautiful! Have you made a tutorial on how to tie a bow that perfectly?

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  11. The colors in the dress are absolutely beautiful! Lovely fabric choice!

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  12. Is beautiful, love your interpretation!

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  13. this is gorgeous! great job :)

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