Project Run and Play - Oliver and S Popover dress remix

I decided to sew along with Project Run and Play this week.  The challenge this week was to create your own take on the Popover Sundress by Oliver and S.  I joined the party a little late so my time was very limited and on top of that, working full time cuts that time down by about 75%.  I had SOOO many ideas of what could be done with this little pattern!

In the end I settled on one of the simpler ideas simply because of the time constraints.  I knew I would only have about 4-5 hours to draw up the pattern and sew the dress together and so I had to abandon my love for ruffles.   If I had had more time to sew I probably would have chosen something a bit more complex.  I thought about doing some hand smocking at the yoke, doing some double layered ideas with ruffles at the bottom, changing the yoke a bit, but in the end, simple had to win out.

So here is what I did.

First I added fullness to both the front and the back pieces.  I did this by simply adding a few inches across the center of the front and back pieces.

Then I added box pleats to the under arm area.

And pockets to the front.

It has been interesting to see different people's takes on the pattern.  I wanted to remain true to the pattern, but do something a little different.  I wanted someone to be able to look at it and be able to tell what pattern I had used, but see the changes that had been made, as well.

I'm also linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for her "Finish it up Friday" post.


Pinspot said...

I love the box pleats and the ric rac detail.

Anonymous said...

Such a cute dress. thanks for sharing stopping by from Crazy Mom Quilts

Simple Simon said...

Your trims are divine and the dress is so sweet!!! Absolutely lovely work! Elizabeth

Annie said...

Cute! I love the round pockets!