I have found patterns that I wanted to try out from some entries and even bought the same fabric in a few cases.
My favourite theme so far has been the June Bug re-mix and from that my favourite entry was from Cindy. This pattern is on my very long to-try-out list.
Ashley and Emily, the notorious sewing sisters at FrancesSuzanne, encouraged me to at least play along with PR&P but looking at my long list of UFO's and the aforementioned to-try-out list, I thought it wouldn't be a good idea....until the other day.
I happened to be in a Fabricland store and saw on sale a big polka dot print for $2.00/m. Wow, $2!!
Knowing this weeks theme at PR&P was stripes and polka dots I weakened, bought the fabric and whipped out a little basic bodice style dress.
For the stripes I spotted this rather loud Seuss fabric, except it wasn't $2.00/m.
So I did it. Stripes and Polka Dots.
As I was constructing the dress, it quickly became apparent that the fabric wasn't worth $2.00. Probably not even worth 50 cents either. It was thin, distorted and I dare say it will survive one wash. But hey it was fun to whip out.
On the back I sewed on bright red buttons. I suspect the bow will get changed to something less loud; maybe a plain red sash or a red gingham bow.
(the dress doesn't fit the mannequin that's why it looks distorted.)
When I got to the hem, I didn't bother lining up the dots for the tuck. As I said, I doubt this fabric will survive one wash.