It's week 2 in the Project Run & Play Series!!!
I'm sure there will be a TON of candy corn themed outfits this week since the theme is CANDY!!!!
I just love this applique - it's from Planet Applique and called "Whimsical Candy Corn." I love the asymmetry of it! I merged in the letters to say "so sweet" instead of Eva Mae's name this time. She has so many monogrammed clothes I thought this time we would go generic!
The stripe fabric is from Riley Blake - they have a new line of knits!!!!! I was so excited to see the release! In fact, I will be posting a tutorial on an adorable applique project that you can do with the Riley Blake fabrics and a regular sewing machine! You won't need an embroidery machine for what I have lined up for you! I will post a link to the Riley Blake blog when it's available. I'm scheduled to post on October 18th.
My favorite detail on this adorable shirt is the shirring on the sleeves! I started with an Ottobre design for the top and added a gathered skirt section to the bottom of the shirt to make it a little dress!
I mainly used my serger to construct it all but I used a double needle on the bottom hem and sleeve hems! I wish I had noticed that the bottom hem was flipped up in all these pictures! haha! It's hard following a toddler around - she is always on the move!
I have to say that the quality of the knit by Riley Blake is sooooooooo nice! It was a lot of fun putting together this look and touching the soft and stretchy fabric! (Am I the only one that pets fabric?) I was so proud of myself on the collar too - look at how that stripe lines up so nicely!!!
And I have to give a shout out and thank you to Lynn who let me come to her farm to pick pumpkins! We were going to do our photoshoot there but Eva Mae would not let me put her down! This was the best shot I got on the farm!
We ended up buying some pumpkins and taking them to the park for our photoshoot! Better than nothin'! Now, the pumpkins are sitting on our front porch and will be used in some decorations for a booth I have at a festival next weekend! My first craft booth! Woo hoo! I've been busy getting everything ready - I have a plan for next week's sew along (Theme: Plaid) but I'm not sure how successful I'll be in executing with the limited amount of time available...... I'm also starting on Christmas Pajama orders!!! They look so cute!