I've mentioned before that my dad used to be a coin-operated arcade game distributor=a garage filled with arcade games. Friends at school thought we were the luckiest kids alive. Arkanoid, Pacman, Donkey Kong, I loved them all. (Little secret--I still do!) Our Pediatric Dentist just happens to have Arkanoid and Ms. Pacman. The last time I took two of the girls, I think I might have spent a little too much time on them because, as we were checking out, the Dentist's wife leaned over the counter and slightly above a whisper told me I could drop by any time (without the kids) to play. I told her not to be surprised if I really did. No. Seriously. I rock those games.So, when Louise from I'm Feelin' Crafty contacted me about her Game Series I knew exactly what I wanted to make.
This was one of those projects that has been floating around in my mind like a wayward ghost for ages ;).
I had some deep blue linen in my stash that I've used for a couple of projects in the past, but there was enough to eke out a dress for Pearl.
My little white buttons are probably what first inspired this project because they reminded me of the dots Ms. Pacman chomps.
Isn't the pattern beautiful? It's another Oliver + S pattern from their summer line called the Family Reunion Dress. I love to start with a classic design, one that I'll love for always,
and then add a few little fun details that will make it more enjoyable wearing for my girls.
I love teasing, playful details.I added the cherries like the floating fruit on Ms. Pacman, made out of glass Japanese beads and some dimpled glass buttons.
I have included a tutorial on how I did the embroidery over at I'm Feelin' Crafty where I am kicking off her whole game series, "Sew Ready to Play". You'll want to tune in!
And perhaps Ms. Pacman will need a coordinating Pacman piece? ;)