Leila & Ben Pattern Interpretation

It’s Week 2 over at Project Run & Play. We sadly said good bye to Jessica of Craftiness is not Optional, her Snowflake Dress was amazing – but with such stiff competition it truly is anyone’s game. Katy from No Big Dill wowed the crowds with her Avalanche, I mean…seriously?!!! AH-MAY-ZING!!!

This week the contestants were asked to reinterpret the Leila & Ben Sweet Dress pattern, and of course turn it into something fabulous! To tell you the truth, I almost didn’t participate. I had so much going on, and after seeing Brown Paper Packages Pattern Makeover Month I almost threw in the towel. Who could come up with something new after 44 different versions had already been made?! Lol

But then inspiration hit.

I had some lace sitting about, and a good friend in Los Angeles with a 2 year old daughter named Rylie. With her in mind, the dress just came to me. I thought of Rylie the entire time I was putting this dress together, and cannot wait to send it off to the little angel! Rylie’s Dress :)

That being said, my little angel is only 1 1/2, so the dress is a tad bit big on her, but still makes for cute photos :)

It was also my first time working with lace, which wasn’t as hard as I imagined it would be. Definitely more time consuming, but I love the way it turned out.

I can picture Rylie wearing this over tea and crumpets – lol…too bad we don’t live in England!

So it’s a bit whimsical, and not at all practical…but what fun is there in life without a little whimsy every now and then?

And every little lady needs her accessories…lol

Good luck to all of the contestants this week!

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Jess Abbott the Sewing Rabbit is the founder and creative director behind the me sew crazy blog, as well as SewSet.com, 5 & 10 Designs, GNO Events, and co-editor of STYLO. She resides in Virginia Beach with her husband and 3 children.
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  1. says

    ok girl you NEED to par-take in project run and play next round!! i love it! tute? i can tell its a peasant top, but the rest? i love it and would love to make one, can you help a girl out?:) thought of you last night as i was walking down the aisles at the good ole walmart and came across some hula hoops.

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