My friend Crystal over at Ginger Dimples figured I was wasting several hours a day sleeping so she talked up this home sewing knock off of Project Runway, Project Run and Play. Basically they have people with blogs compete to make outfits that fit a certain criteria. The home sewists get weeks instead of hours to make their looks but it's all in good fun. I am not an official competitor, I am simply participating for fun.
The first week's theme is Winter Wonderland. In the Mojave desert we have to make our own winter magic as the weather rarely ever cooperates in that department.
I really wanted to use the McCalls 5742, despite owning multiple copies of it and two in the right size I could only locate the wrong size pattern, even though I have the envelope for the right size. I ended up altering the McCalls 5793 to look like the other.
I've had this fabric in my stash for nearly 3 years just waiting for the perfect project, and this was it!
I added gems to the fabric to give it sparkle.