The theme for this week on Project Run & Play was Retro Vintage, which had me racking my brain! I had just done retro last week with Oh Jackie, and a kind of vintage look with the Rylie Dress, and furthermore recently finished tackling a 60′s inspired jumper. What was I going to do now?!!

After some searching around, I decided to tackle a 50′s style dress. I know the sock-hop skirt is kind of a cliche, but I just love the bounce they have! And by turning it into a the classic 50′s housewife dress, with the alternate fabric circle skirt pleats, I am in love…


I let the new Hoopla fabric collection by Moda take me back to a place of soda shops and drive in movies…

Added a bow on the back for extra sweetness…

And gave it a tulle petticoat to keep the skirt nice and full…

Anything that can make twirling this much fun has to be good :)

Good luck to all the reader submissions this week!