Thursday, February 18, 2016

Legends dress for Project run and play week 3

We are already in week three of Project Run and Play and this week's theme is "glitter". This theme was the hardest for me, I never sew with glitter. This over-the-top dress is probably the only exception. Now that my entry is finished, I think it is actually the best one I sewed this season. The newest pattern from Sew Straight & Gather and the web shop Droomstoffen saved the day (or week).


Let's start with the pattern. Yesterday, Sew Straight & Gather released the Legend dress and top pattern both in girl and women sizes. I was one of the lucky ones to test the women's version, but you will have to wait for my tester dress (the PRP link up is only open for two more days). The tester group was flooded with beautiful pictures and I just had to have the girl's version of the pattern as well.


This is not a tester dress, which means I could immediately hack the pattern. The bodice part is the original Legend but the skirt is an upcycled piece. Two years ago I got a super cute (second hand) garment, but my girls never wore it, the glitters were itchy under their arms and the length was off for my skinny girls. The garment has been on my upcycle pile for a while, but I never dared to use it. For this dress I only used the skirt part, but the top glitter will be used as well for sure.


The bodice of the Legend is geniusly designed. The collar is actually a part of the front bodice and the pattern has a beautiful finish on the inside. Almost all seams are hidden between the two front bodice layers. I slightly adjusted the hemming method of the sleeves. I feared that a traditional hem would be itchy (the sequins would be on the inside). I cut two strips from the side of the fabric, the wide selvedge does not have sequins, and removed the rest of the sequins from the strip. I folded the strip and used my serger to sew it to the sleeves.


The bodice fabric was gifted to me by Droomstoffen. A while ago Droomstoffen was searching for bloggers who wanted to promote her store. I presume you can imagine my enthusiasm, getting free fabric is every sewists dream. I was over the moon when I was selected and therefore I also added a logo to my blog. My first sponsor, yeh! We were allowed to pick our favorite fabrics from among a huge selection and when I saw this sequin fabric, I immediatly saw possibilities for this week's Run and Play theme. I did not own real glittery fabric and am trying to not buy fabric, so Droomstoffen really was a life saver! Make sure you check out the store, she sends internationally and just received a huge amount of black and white fabrics!


Let's tell you a bit more over this fabric. It is a blended grey jersey and it is covered in two different sized sequins. I never sewed this type of fabric and I heard horror stories about breaking needles. I was a bit nervous when I started sewing, but there was no need to fear. Both my serger and sewing machine could handle the fabric without problems. It is hard to make good pictures, I hope you see how nice it looks.


The Legend pattern is on sale for two more days for just 5 Canadian Dollars, which is a bit over 3 Euros. It is a great bargain, and you should consider buying both the women and girl version. Check out the pattern in the Sew Straight & Gather webshop!


I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). 

36 comments:

  1. Wauw, wat draagt ze dat met stijl! Inderdaad geen typische Inspinration jurk. Maar wel heel leuk. Meer glitter voor de volgende jurken, zou ik denken ;)

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    1. Eentje gaat er sowieso nog komen, want restjes opmaken is duidelijk wel mijn stijl :)

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  2. LOVE this so much!!!! Beautiful work -- just beautiful!!!

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  3. Zo leuk!! Eline zou deze ook geweldig vinden :-D

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  4. OOOOOH! Pretty! I bet your little girl is in heaven!

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    1. I knew you would love an upcycle like this!

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  5. Die halslijn is mooi! Heel wat anders dan wat we van je gewend zijn, maar ontzettend geslaagd. Je dochter straalt!

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    1. Ik ben helemaal fan van de halslijn, bijzonder maar roch heel makkelijk om te maken!

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  6. Mooi! Vind de rok ook zo leuk en prachtige kleuren.

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    1. Ik durfde er zo lang niet in te knippen, ik was ook weg van de kleur en de stof en vreesde dat het niet mooier zou worden.

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  7. Very chic! I love the grey and blush pink color combination

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    1. Me too, my daughter had a (boy) friend over and he told me the combination was way off ;)

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    1. Dank je, voor de vrouwen versie gebruikte ik jouw Give away stof!

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  9. Such an elegant take on the glitter--I LOVE the fabrics together and the dress is just so classy!

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    1. haha, I feel we have the same reason for usually not sewing with glitter ;)

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  10. Glitter moet je echt meer proberen! Het staat je dochter bijzonder mooi! Mooi model ook!

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    1. Ik heb nu nog twee restjes glitter stof over, dus die komen sowieso nog een keer voorbij hier, ik moet echt eens op zoek naar mooie tulle, ik heb alleen van die harde gevonden tot nu toe.

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    1. Ze was er zelf ook helemaal weg van gelukkig.

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    1. Good materials make a huge difference, now I have to search for good quality chiffon, my wallet will not like that I assume ;)

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  13. This is so beautiful! What a great upcycle!! Lucky girl!

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  14. What a beautiful glittery dress! Love it! A great use of both fabric and a dress :)

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  15. This is my favorite version of this pattern so far!! I love the combination of colors. It looks fancy, but still comfy.

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  16. This turned out so beautiful. Love it!

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  17. Superschattig is dit, echt waar! Ik krijg ineens zin om te naaien met tule :-)

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