Beth wrote about the effect of the no-judges rule. She fears that people will use the link up to spice up some archive material. No judges also might lead to less motivated people, the winning outfit is not selected on theme interpretation, just luck. I had not looked at it that way, but she struck a nerve. I realized that I was not taking Project Run and Play as serious as I should (even though I had not heard about the no-judges rule yet).
Last week's sew was intentionally sewn in knit after I heard the theme, but I did not put much extra thought in that outfit. The thing I was planning on showing today had already been finished before the themes were announced and just coincidentally matched. After reading her post I changed my plans. I looked through the amazing interpretations and decided I was going to sew an every day princess look. I was probably inspired by this amazing Belle outfit, but inspiration is why we read blogs right?
I first considered a princess my kids like best, but Elsa was already picked. So I though about my own favourite princess. That is Ariel, I was a little girl when the little mermaid came out and I must have seen it at least 40 times. The deadline for the link up was close so I had to be practical. I just took the pattern of the Nivalis dress that I sewed last week and whipped up an Ariel outfit in one evening. I added pockets again and this time I lined the hood.
The Nivalis (affiliate link) pattern from Sofilantjes was simply perfect for this. The chest part is like the purple sea shell bra, the skirt part is like the tail and the hood is Ariels red hear. I really love the result. The red and purple fabric (Joyfits) are uni jersey's, but the tail fabric is faux suede (Textielstad). It is extremely soft and as you can see in the pictures she could not stop touching it.
When I was almost ready to publish this post I checked the link up and I saw that since I looked last an Ariel was linked up. Check out that great outfit here. I think it is fun to see that the same inspiration source can still yield very different results. Many people were inspired by Star Wars for example, but all are different, oh how I love Project Run and Play. Beth thanks for the wake up call!
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