If you’ve made it here, it’s obvious that my version of The Little Red Dress Project took a different direction than most…
Red really isn’t my color, but doesn’t it look amazing on Bandit the English Bulldog? Join me on the journey of creating a couture ensemble for a high-profile Atlanta philanthropist and socialite.
Wondering how this all happened? Yep, so am I…
My co-star Bandit is a friend’s dog, and let me tell you – she is amazing in person. Friendly, well-trained, and absolutely adorable.
I was inspired to make this video by two things: the movie ‘Best in Show‘ and the annual holiday photo shoots I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Bandit and her sister, Candy, pose for.
This was the first time I’ve attempted to make dog clothing. It was definitely challenging for me, especially trying to get the fit right on a bulldog’s shape and the skirt length. Sewing with tulle was also quite an adventure, and has dissuaded me from working with it for a while. Once you unfold that stuff, all bets are off.
Cutting the rose cuddle minky caused a bit of a headache. Red fuzz floated all over my craft room and made its way onto every surface imaginable. It was like a communicable disease. I’m still discovering tiny pieces of red stuff, and have vacuumed twice in there.
Somehow the outfit did come together, and I love using sew-on crystal rhinestones. It’s my new favorite way to embellish clothing and accessories.
Thanks for hanging on there with me and watching – we had a blast making The Little Red Dress Project!
UPDATE: So I just found out Bandit the English bulldog has an Instagram account @banditbulldog, and let me tell you – it is worth a look. HILARIOUS MEMES and LOTS of costumes! https://www.instagram.com/banditbulldog/
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More about The Little Red Dress Project:
The Little Red Dress Project is a Holiday Sewing Challenge presented By RunningNStyle. It’s aimed at challenging all sewists from beginner to veteran in creating a beautiful red dress for the holiday season.
List of some of the participating vloggers:
Judith Dee: https://www.youtube.com/c/judithdee
Samantha McRae (SewMcRazy):
Inside The Hem (Lindsey and Abbey): http://youtube.com/c/insidethehem
Akram’s Ideas: https://www.youtube.com/c/akramsideas
Vintage on Tap (Bianca Santori): https://www.youtube.com/biancasantori
Little Miss Lorraine
Comprehensive sewing resource guide: http://www.sewingreport.com/resources/
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