Friday, 18 January 2013

Stripes and Polka Dots...


This week I'm joining in with Season 6, Project Run and Play, with the theme being Stripes and Polka Dots.


I knew I wanted to try out the Good Deeds Dress by Elysium and was so pleased I did. It is such an easy dress to whip up. This pattern has been created specifically for charity sewing. I've altered the pattern by sewing the bias binding so it only shows on the inside and have added a band at the bottom. 

Both fabrics were from my stash, with the stripes being a recent acquisition from a friend who was destashing. I love this fabric combination!!!

This little dress will be packed up and sent to the Australian representative for Dress A Girl Around the World and from there, will be sent to a little girl who otherwise might not own a dress. Last year I managed to sew 25 dresses for Dress A Girl. My goal this year is 50 dresses. Seeing as the Good Deeds Dress was so quick to make up, this should be achievable. 50 dresses may seem a lot, but it's no where near the 365 dresses that the Australian representative is aiming to sew.

After adding my dress to the collection at Project Run and Play, I'll be immersing myself in stripes and polka dots, checking out the other outfits added.



I'm also adding this dress to the Ongoing Dresses for Girls link party, here at Threading My Way. As of today, there are 230 fabulous dresses in the collection. I'd love you to add any dresses you have made.

... Pam




31 comments:

  1. Pam that dress is lovely, what a great combination of fabrics. I am sure the eventual recipient will be thrilled with it.

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  2. Pam, I love this stripe! The blue dots are a perfect compliment. This dress really turned out cute.
    Donna @ onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  3. Such a pretty dress! I love blue on girls

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  4. Perfect mix of stripes and dots!

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  5. great combination of fabrics used here.
    love this.

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  6. The pattern is sweet, and the fabric choices perfect! I've got to get involved in this project. It's such a great idea.

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  7. What a pretty dress and I love the fabrics you've used.

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  8. It's beautiful, Pam - love the polkies with the stripes! You should add a picture to the Elysium Sewing Patterns flickr group :)

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  9. Love the fabric combination, the colorful stipes are so fun. The dress pattern is too cute! I have been looking for other patterns to sew for DAG, I think I will give this one a try. I love that it was created for charity use.

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  10. LOVE the a-symmetry (did I spell that right) of the bodice....what a great detail! Great fabrics together too....love, love!

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  11. This little dress is perfect! I would wear it... yes I tend to like whimsical. :)

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  12. the pattern and fabrics are such a great combo... and how amazing that you are sewing dresses for girls around the world - I need to learn more about this!

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  13. You can never go wrong with polka dots! What a wonderful cause. Keep up the great work!

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  14. I like the simple yet lovely design of the dress, and you selected the perfect fabric combinations for this dress! 50 dresses...wow that is a lot. But I'm sure you will achieve your goal!

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  15. What a wonderful goal for the year! The dress is a wonderful combination of the dots and stripes. God bless you!

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  16. I like the combination of the stripes and polka dots. It almost looks like it has a apron sewed on it. :-)

    Also, thanks for the link to this pattern. It looks simple. My sister might really like this for her little girl.

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  17. Such a pretty dress. The stripes and polka dots are perfect! So heartwarming to think this dress will go to a little girl who might not own a dress. Every little girl deserves a pretty dress and the chance to feel pretty and special :)

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  18. Wow, what a great project! I am sure whoever gets it will love it!

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  19. how pretty! it's such a wonderful thing you're doing x

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  20. What a cute dress, I'm going to check it out for my Dress a Girl contributions. I went to sew the pillowcase dress today, but got bored with it, so I'll be glad to find a new one use!
    50 dresses is a fantastic goal, Pam!

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  21. oh I love this!!! I was at a loss as to what to sew for the dots and stripes week, so I didn't do anything :o)

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    1. Thanks. I didn't do anything for Boys' Week, but I'm hoping to join in again this week.

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  22. Love!!! I'm thinking about trying PR&P for the first time. We'll see! Amy from SewsNBows

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  23. This is so lovely. And looks like easy to make too.

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  24. Beautiful fabric - and another lovely dress Pam! I'm sure you'll make your goal of 50 dresses too! Such a wonderful cause!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  25. That is the perfect mix of polka dots and stripes. I found it hard it imagine stripes and polka dots paired until I see your dress! It's perfect! I hope you reach your goal of 50 dresses!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  26. What a sweet little dress and cute fabrics! Great cause! Thanks for sharing.
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  27. darling dress, fun fabric, simple design... I hope someone feels loved in it. Lynaea @ EverydayBloom.com

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  28. I love the stripes you chose! What a wonderful gift and a great charity.

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