I wasn't planning to sew along with Project Run and Play. The timing was just wrong for me. The project weeks are right at the start of school (I am a teacher) and a lot of the prep would need to be done at the end of August when I have minimal services available for my developmentally disabled son. Then I saw three things that made me change my mind. 1st - only 4 weeks long this time! There will be fewer projects to ooh and ah over but it makes it easier for people like me to sew along on our own. 2nd- plaid week! I have had my eye on some really nice plaid and that gave me an excuse to buy some. 3rd - The Popover Dress Remix! I love this pattern. It is one of the first dresses I made when I got into sewing for my kids. It is a wonderful pattern for a simple, comfortable sundress.
I know everyone approaches a remix differently. Some prefer to just be inspired by the pattern and take off from there. I prefer to start with the physical pattern and make changes to customize and give it my own touches. I made two Popover Dresses for this week.
This first one has a high-low hem (higher in front and longer in back), Regular straps (no ties), a ruffle on the bottom, on-seam pockets, and elastic across the top. The elastic was needed for my girls because with the original pattern the straps slip down a lot. See the first picture - that is a popover dress I made earlier this summer.
Original Popover Remixed Popover
On-seam pockets and elastic casing
Elastic holds the straps on the shoulders. The elastic also adds stress points to the garment though so I added extra stitches to reinforce this area.
Here is the second dress I made. She didn't want pockets and instead of a ruffle she has tiny purple lace trim along the bottom.