Mrs. Willy Wonka
Time for Project Run & Play Week 2! This week we are going to the movies. I participated in the first season that this challenge appeared by creating a Shirley Temple dress for a three year old Dinah.
In the interest of combining my spring projects with this season’s challenges I took this opportunity to make a cute outfit for Dinah’s upcoming birthday party. We are doing a Willy Wonka theme this year since (besides Frozen) that is the girls favorite movie du jour.
I wanted to make her a Willy Wonka inspired dress without it being too costume-y so she could wear it afterward as just a cute dress. I also wanted it to be comfortable for her to run and play in during her party.
I knew my obvious choice would be to create a knit dress. I used the Flashback Skinny Tee pattern as my base and modified it a bit. I increased the length to fall just above the knee and slightly graded out the sides to the hem to create a slim A-line shape. I also color blocked the top bodice part of the dress. I made the sleeves short since the end of March around here is quite warm usually.
Since the dress is on the shorter side I wanted to make some shorts to go along with the dress. I used the Go To Leggings pattern to create some little bike shorts.
All the fabric I used for this challenge I purchased from Girl Charlee Fabrics. I have to say this is my new favorite. The knits were super easy to sew with, they have a great weight and stretch and they were all much more affordable than I originally thought. Knits at Joann are so expensive and not really the same quality at all. I’ll definitely be purchasing my knits from Girl Charlee in the future.
So, here’s a funny thing: every time Dinah sees/wears this dress she says she is ‘Mrs. Willy Wonka.” I just think that is hilarious and perfect. So, yes, she is. Mrs. Willy Wonka. 🙂
P.S. This is what happens when you let the talent eat their chocolate while still in costume.