Project Run and Play: Week 3 Sewing Through the Decades

Super excited about this week’s edition of Project Run and Play !  The topic is “Sewing Through the Decades” and I chose the late 1940’s/early 1950’s and I immediately knew what type of dress I would make:

I love the polka dots and the “poofiness” of the skirt.  I added a ric rac detail to the top and created puff sleeves.  Everything was very simple and not too frilly.
The back of the top is also very simple.  Just some sweet red buttons.
And I love how it turned out!  I tried, I really really tried to get some good photos of Miss Ainsley in her dress, but she isn’t exactly the most, um, cooperative child.  (did I make it sound nice enough?)
The “photo shoot” started out innocently enough and went downhill fast.  Real fast.
I tried bribing with candy.  I tried balloons.  I even offered to let her run around with Daddy’s hammer.  
She wanted nothing to do with it.

Uh oh.  
It begins.
The tantrum.

You are making me mad!
I am not going to cooperate!
I am going to take these flowers.
And I am going to throw them.  
Just to prove how mad I am.

 Doesn’t she look so innocent and sweet?

It is only a ploy.  I promise.  
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Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.
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11 Responses to Project Run and Play: Week 3 Sewing Through the Decades

  1. Sarah January 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm #

    LOVE the poufiness (poufy-ness?) of the dress!

  2. Mom Taxi Julie January 19, 2012 at 9:21 pm #

    LOL gotta love em!! Before you know it she’ll be grown and those will be a thing of the past!

    The dress is totally adoralbe as is the little tantrum thrower 🙂

  3. cheapcraftymama January 20, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    I found your blog on the craft group on BBC and love it! We have a lot of the same interests! Mine is
    I’m your newest follower:)

  4. Liz January 21, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    Oh, how I love this dress! I once made an swing dress for my little daughter of two, but it doesn’t fit anymore. Now that I see your dress I know I have to make a new one! So adorable!

  5. {jen} iCandyhandmade January 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Super cute dress! Love it.

  6. Michaela @ January 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm #

    This is just adorable! I love the red buttons. And such a cute little model!

  7. Six Sisters January 27, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    She’s a cutie in that dress! Turned out so cute! Thanks for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you back next Saturday to share more great ideas! -The Sisters

  8. Polly @ Helping Little Hands January 28, 2012 at 5:00 am #

    Wow! It looks great!!

  9. Anonymous September 1, 2012 at 1:10 am #

    Saw this posted on Pinterest. Love Love Love this dress. And your daughter is adorable. My two year old does the same thing.

  10. Mo January 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    I saw this on Pinterest. I love the fullness of this dress and the gathering in the bodice. Sometimes just adding something like a gathered bodice can totally make a design! Great idea and lovely dress and of course a lovely little model:) tears and all.

  11. Brantlie Herring September 22, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    I LOVE this dress! Is there a pattern or tutorial somewhere? Or could you tell me what this dress would be called I cant seem to find anything similar. Thank you!

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