Green Lantern Popover1:09 pm
Yep! I'm going to attempt to Sew Along with Project Run & Play this season. I'm not going all out, I really don't have time at the moment but I really love the challenge of being given a theme and turning it into something else!
This first week, as usual, is a pattern remix. This season the remix is the Popover Sundress by Oliver & S which is a free pattern. Well it's a fairly basic dress, and probably not the sort of thing I would put in my sewing queue for Eddie, but I guess that's the fun part of the competition too, you HAVE to do things you normally wouldn't do!
If the fabrics look familiar, you're spot on. I used the scraps from Vincent's Dapper Punk look from when I competed! HA. Would you believe it's the only green fabric I have in my entire stash? So the smallest pattern sizing is a size 2T, way too big for Ed! So instead I printed off the doll pattern, it fit all on one sheet, and I looked at the shape of the pattern pieces and then just drafted it myself from a bodice pattern that fit her.
So once I put it all together, and tried it on Edison, I saw that it was just wayyyy too gapey at the front. I did a little box pleat at the centre front and all was well! I didn't remix it overly much, but here's what I did!
I made it shorter into a tunic and added a box pleat to the front:
I made a split up the centre back, then embroidered 'In Brightest Day..' down the back.
In case you haven't noticed yet, it's a Green Lantern tunic! Green Lantern is a super hero, if you don't know, and his oath is
"In Brightest Day, in Blackest Night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might
Beware my power, Green Lantern's Light!"
Yeh, we do know the oath off by heart (and part of the other Lantern Corps oaths although not in full...), and GL (specifically Hal Jordan) is Tim's favourite superhero!
ANYWAY, I did have intentions of embroidering the entire oath around the hem of the tunic, and then I remembered that I can't embroider very well at all. I think practice makes perfect though, so I will definitely try and do some more embroidery another day. That day is not today.
And the coolest part about this tunic? The Green Lantern symbol on the pocket:
I was first introduced into the world of pieced paper patterns when Sew What Sherlock, who I follow on Instagram, posted about her Llama pieced paper pattern. OH MY GOSH how cute is it? It got me thinking, and then I saw this ADORABLE skirt, and the idea of incorporating this part of the quilting world (a world SO foreign to me!) into the things I sew for my kids started to brew!
Fast forward to the sew along, and the day I decided to work on the first week's Pattern Remix of the Popover Sundress was the same day I found the Green Lantern pieced paper pattern. The rest, as they say, is history!
I made the pocket first, piecing together the parts of the Green Lantern symbol. It took about 2 hours, but it was actually really fun! It was like doing a puzzle. I found a treasure trove of free pieced paper patterns and I fully plan on doing SOMETHING with them. Somewhere. Somehow.
I really love this little tunic, and you know, I might be tempted to make another for her. We'll see, my sewing queue is going to keep me busy until December I think... ;)