Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Sew Weekly Challenge: Around the House or "The Rainbow Brite Dress"

Friends, if you had Rainbow Brite sheets hanging around your house, wouldn't you make a dress as well?


For the pattern I used McCalls 5113 for the top and Vogue 8701 for the skirt.  Now, since these sheets had seen a lot of love from me when I was growing up, they definitely needed to be flat-lined with some super soft cotton.  I added piping around the sweetheart neckline and an orange fabric sash to bring out more of the rainbow.


While I really like the idea of this dress, there is going to need to be some tweaking before it gets worn this summer.  The waist seems to be a bit lower than I would like, so it may need to be adjusted, especially in the back.  Other than that, I would love to wear this on our summer vacation this year.  Can't you see me riding around on a carousel in this number?


This dress has been done for about three days, but Rob and I have been busting our butts to get the place before Mama and Papa Grand come this weekend.  I am so super stoked because I bought my amazing parents the BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER. I have to give it to them this weekend so they have time to finalize their travel arrangements.  I gave them dates and location already so they could get the airfare together, but they do not know the "why." 


Seriously love me some Rainbow Brite.  This will be worn often once it is fixed.  I think one of the best things about sewing and creating your own clothes is that almost every piece is a complete original.  If I ever see someone running around with shoulderpads as a hat, or doodles on their bodice, or a Rainbow Brite dress, I might pass out from shock.


Friends, I hope you are having a fantastic night where you are, and stay warm if you can!!

20 comments:

  1. My sister and I had those same sheets as kids! Sadly, I don't know what happened to them. That's an awesome dress, but it'd look better with a shoulderpad hat ;)

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  2. Meg, I love, love the rainbow bright dress. adorable. and looks cute on you.
    My daughter had these sheets when she was little.. Happy sewing.

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  3. OMG I think I screamed a little when I saw this come up in my blogroll. I had the same sheets when I was a kid and LOVED them. They make an awesome dress!! I agree, the waist seems a little off, but the orange sash helps distract from that a lot. Now I need to ask my mom if she still has them somewhere.

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  4. Holy crapiolie! I love your dress! You def need to swan around in it on vacation somewhere!

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  5. Thes very fun and unique.... The pattern is so flattering

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  6. Rainbow Brite ROCKS! The dress is awesome...I just love the piping and orange sash! Perfect for the beach! (le sigh...the beach....I can't wait until summer).

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  7. Wow! That is awesome! How cool that you still have the sheets! If you have a Dress Hall of Fame, I nominate this to go in it.

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  8. It is fantastic, ah the shoulderpad hat - who could forget it?

    I have bought superman sheets but my attempt at an elasticized waist waist skirt was so bad, and I really could see my mother saying "you shouldent wear gathered skirts" - Supermans Returns - another day

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  9. is it ok to laugh out histerically? not that it's a bad dress the opposite, it's so much fun!!!

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  10. Super fun! Love the twirly skirt!

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  11. Oh my flippin' heck, Meg, that dress is AWESOME!!! Well done! :)

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  12. um, AMAZING. i am regretting more than ever the sad and sorry day i got rid of my sailor moon sheets. keep twirling, woman!

    puu

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  13. oh my god. can't speak. need my strawberry shortcake duvet.

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  14. BRILLIANT!!Meg the BRILLIANT!!

    kazzthespazz

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  15. that dress is soooo cute! Mkes me want to go back to my childhood years just to have one like it, I used to loooove my little pony and strawberry shortcake! =D

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  16. HOW DID I MISS THIS? It's amazing and I LOVE that neckline! HOT STUFF

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