Today we want to take a few moments and say, “Thank You!” We have been chosen as one of dad’s favorites over on Frances Suzanne.
He had this to say about Annie & David’s spring break beach outfits, “Nautical. Nicely themed boy and girl combo!” Wow, we are so honored. We’d like to give him the badge of being Annie & David’s adopted grandpa!
Pop over to Frances Suzanne, and tell dad what a great guy he is for choosing Annie & David in their beach outfits.
With weather like this, we really needed this pick me up! We’ve had to totally rearrange our plans for week 3 of PR&P (design your own fabric) because we were planning on sun printing fabric…but for that we would actually need S.U.N. Those pictures of Annie & David at an actual beach are going to have to wait for a more springy day.
So what did we come up with for PR&P Week 3 Design Your Own Fabric? Well we went back to two old favorites and made them as sun shiny as possible.
We started with Heidi & Finn’s color block dress again. We had such an enjoyable time using this pattern when we made the flamingo dress for Project Run & Play’s week 1 theme: Put Me in the Zoo. But this time we are going to flip it a different way…into a tunic. Remember that this dress is Frances Suzanne’s April pattern to flip? We started with some honey bee fabric that we’d picked up at Wally World a few years ago and used as wrapping paper/material when we bought Dad a bee hive for a present. Well, this fabric was so sun shiny and summery that once we pulled it out and started working with it, we felt warmer! For the (2nd) flip, we change the color block dress in the following ways.
Now we needed a matching skirt, and we were still trying to fit into Project Run & Play’s week 3 theme, Design Your Own Fabric, and then sew something from it! I cut out the pieces for the Betty Skirt by Shaffer Sisters, and handed them over to Allegra, saying I was so disappointed at the lack of sun and my sun printing fabric idea that I was fresh out of ideas, and could she please design this fabric and get back to me.
So Allegra used fabric markers, some flower stencils and her amazing embroidery ability and handed me back the pieces of the newly designed fabric! Delightedly, I sewed these up into the Betty Skirt, making only the modification of adding lining again (since this yellow linen fabric was sooo thin!)
Don’t worry about Annie being this close to the bee hives, it was (STILL!) quite chilly out, and the bees were all inside. Plus, since Annie and her siblings run around barefoot through much of the year, they get stung often and accumulate quite an immunity to the feeling!
We’ve entered this outfit in both Project Run & Play Week 3 Design Your Own Fabric Sew Along and Frances Suzanne’s April Flip This Pattern (they said we could enter twice since we love this color block dress so much!)
Make it beautiful,