The theme for week one of PR&P was to remix the Popover Dress. (It's a free pattern--HERE.) This is my interpretation.
When I showed Boo the mostly-completed dress, she said, "It's a Belle dress but it has sleeves!" Really, to Boo, any yellow dress is a Belle dress, but I thought it was a Belle dress, too...if Belle was a 20's flapper. :D
The original dress is a simple A-line with a small yolk and tie straps. While my version of the dress looks significantly different than the original, structurally speaking, it's altered very little. The straps no longer tie, and I added sleeves. Besides that is the obvious drop waist and ruffles, but those were just sewn on top of the A-line dress--no structural change.
So it was a really simple alteration. But I learned something important in the process: I really don't like making ruffles.
I love the dress. I think it's adorable. Boo loves the dress. But Daddy's Girl will not be getting a matching dress. Ugh, the ruffles. So adorable, yet so time consuming.
But look at this happy face. Totally worth it. And speaking of "worth it," this dress was completely free. There's the obvious free pattern, plus the blue fabric was leftover from a project I completed ... two years ago? and haven't posted yet. (Hmm, might should do that...) And the yellow fabric was leftover from this summer skirt I posted two years ago.
And as a side note, I've been wanting to get a picture like this (with the sun behind the person's head, lighting up their hair so prettily) for just about forever. But it's hard to get out to take pictures when the sun is low enough. So I'm really excited we could take pictures early enough in the morning to get this shot. And isn't Boo beautiful? Awww...