Hooray! It's the first day of Project Run & Play!
I have never participated in the sew-along before but thought I'd give it a whirl this year and I can't WAIT to see what all the fabulous competitors do each week.
Are you sewing along too? It's not too late if you want to try. You don't have to do all the weeks, just pick your favorites. Click here to get the breakdown of each of the 4 themes.
For the first week, the challenge is to remix the Popover Sundress by Oliver+S. It's a free pattern available here.
I looked at the pattern for quite a while before finally deciding what to do with it. Last week, my family (my husband and kids, my mom, dad, brothers, and their families) ALL went to a waterpark for a few days. It was SO fun and the kids had a blast going down the waterslides over...and over...and over...and...
It was great seeing my 4 month old niece and for the Popover Sundress remix, I just had to make something for her.
Here's Audrey (nicknamed 'Butters') in the pool cover-up I made for her using the pattern.
I shortened the length of the dress (since Audrey is only 4 months old) and then added a fun ruffle all the way around to make it super girly. I used a simple white terry that I had on hand and, even though it frayed like crazy, I'm happy with how it turned out.