Wow, can you believe its the final week already? Project Run and Play has been an extremely fun challenge, pushing all of the entrants to be creative, and sew outside of our ''normal'' styles. One of the things I have loved most about taking part in this season, is getting to know the other girls, supporting one another and seeing our Australian talent shine!
For Ellie, I drafted a classic styled bodice, with a slightly wider front neckline, and v shaped back with a 2 button closure. I wanted to create a really pretty umbrella style sleeve, and set to work on drafting the sleeve so that when sitting over the shoulder, it would fall in that gorgeous shape. Embroidered fabrics have always been my absolute weakness, I go slightly crazy when I come across them, especially if they have amazing scalloped borders or cut out features. The blue broderie I had in my stash was just perfect for this dress, it was lightweight enough that the sleeves sat beautifully and the hem was the perfect feature - when The Styled Magnolia released this fabric range, I might of bought it in every single colour - whoops! I lined the sleeves so that from every there was no seams or hems visible. I understitched the neckline and encased the bodice seam.