Friday, April 13, 2012

I'm A Fox Dress..Project Run and Play

For those of you here from Project Run and Play, welcome! It is so fun to have made some new friends from this experience already and can't wait to meet more.  For those who don't know, I was invited to take part in an online sewing competition for children, Project Run and Play, where each week designers have a theme to design an outfit around and then are voted on each Friday and Saturday to determine the winner!  Head on over to Project Run and Play and check it out and VOTE! I'd love your vote, but know there are a lot of talented designers this season, so head on over for some great inspiration.

This week our theme was to remix the Circle Skirt by Dana from Made.

The circle skirt is such a great skirt to sew...for all sewers, but is a great beginning project for someone just learning to sew.  I LOVE the drape on this skirt and as part of my design, that is one thing that I knew I wanted to keep. Here is my original design in sketch format:


and here is what it turned into: 



My daughter is bursting to the brim with personality and  I love to make outfits to show it off. She was so funny for this photo shoot as you can see, but it really was perfect for the feel I was going for!

In remixing the pattern, I kept the skirt base the same, but added large scallops along the bottom.  The skirt is made from a denim and lined with a cotton, which made the scallops so easy to make. You will laugh when you hear how I do things sometimes. (My husband laughs a lot!):) To make the scallops, I searched my house high and low for every circle we had and found the perfect bowl that fit the size scallop I needed to make an even amount of scallops. Unconventional? Certainly. Did it work? Yes, it did!  I made a simple band for a waistband with a plain front and added elastic to the back. 2" suspenders were made and attached in the back, criss crossed and then snap close in the front. The large buttons were must haves for me (I even had them in my original sketch!) And lastly, we have the fox pockets. I LOVE foxes right now and the love of them were my main inspiration for this skirt. The thing I love about this is that you can change the color of this dress and add ANY kind of animal/person/etc. and make it completely personal for your child to wear.

After making the dress, I knew I wanted a little more texture under the dress, so I made a really simple ruffled slip to go under the dress.

The shirt was so fun to make.  I started out with a really simple tank top pattern, added some sleeves. I gave them two small pleats at the shoulder (which I am in love with..like I need to make ME one!). I added a ruffle around the neck. Snaps close the shirt all the way down the back and I added 3 simple black buttons and off centered them in the front.

She loved it to pieces and asks me daily when she can wear her fox dress again!


I thought this was such a sweet moment caught at the end of the shoot. Proof that it really is a dress you can move in!

That is a wrap on this week's outfit!
As a bonus, I also have some fun paper dolls to dress in the clothes from this season of Project Run and Play.  You can read about the dolls and download them HERE.


Remember, free downloads are for readers of Kiki Creates only! Did you know I am moving my site soon? Kiki Creates will soon be Kiki and Company...so I am now asking you to "like" my new facebook page, in return for the free downloads. You can find it HERE. Thanks!


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Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed a brief look into my design this week.  Remember to jump over and vote for your favorite design...and hope I will be around next week to show you outfit #2!

28 comments:

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

oh man, a paper doll to match - - amazing!!

Maryanne said...

Such a cute dress and such a cute model!

Chelise said...

Your daughter looks so so adorable! I will be printing off your paper dolls!

Alessandra said...

This is one of the most beautifully presented and imaginative designs I have seen in a long time. Mad skills, lady!!!!

Kal said...

Oh my Kiki! That is beyond darling! Your talents just keep growing and growing! You rock girlie!!

Bonnie said...

So adorable! Just went over and voted for you because--well, yours was definitely the best!
Question, though...I don't have facebook, but I am a blog follower. Can I still download the paper dolls? Thought I would ask before I just did it :)

kiki comin said...

Thanks so much! @Bonnie..yes, of course...download away!:)

Nat and Holly said...

Oh my goodness!!! You are amazingly talented! I am so happy you commented on our blog this morning! I'm your newest follower, and I'm liking you on FB too so I can make sure to find you when you switch to your new blog. Just voted for you... hands down the best in the round. Can't wait to look around more at your wonderful creations!

kristin said...

Super cute, Kiki! Love the foxes, this is such a fun look and a great remix.

Jessica said...

man, you really nailed the perfect mix of wow factor fun and beautiful details. I love the big button on the straps and everything about that little top. Really awesome job!

Mallory said...

OMG! How adorable is your daughter and that dress! If only I can get my baby sister to dress like this. *sigh*

I just voted. I hope you guys make it to the next round!

Kristine Foley @ TheFoleyFam said...

Overload of cuteness! I love it!!
Happy Friday!

Kristine from TheFoleyFam - Unedited

jennifer said...

it absolutely adorable, kiki! such a very special + cute outfit for your little girly. and that ruffled slip is PERFECTION. nicely done! xoxo

Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter said...

Kiki!!! I am so impressed with your creativity! This is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. Amazing, amazing job. I totally voted for you :)

Karla said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! *Squeal* the dress is SOOO cute and your model....positively precious. She is just divine. LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos.

Kate Hitchin said...

Hi from your newest GF follower!
I so love this dress well done it screams fun and personality xx
Katie
http://maceylou.blogspot.com

Jessica @ Stay at Home-ista said...

I love it, even the puppies on the pockets, so cute!

mekei said...

adorable doesn't even begin to describe this

Kara @ June & Bear said...

oh my word, cuteness overload. the outfit and the model.

Kat @ sewchibi.blogspot.com said...

I have the exact same philosophy about making clothes for my kids! This dress is so adorable! I really look forward to seeing what you will focus all that awesome energy on next!

Emily said...

How darling- especially the polka dot shirt and the foxes. :)

Stef said...

So flippin' cute! Your daughter's amazing personality certainly shows through - and the outfit is absolutely adorable. I must make one!! Great job, Kiki!

2littlehooligans said...

oh my goodness, im still in love with this! so glad i came over to see more pics. the first and last are my favorite! great job and cant wait to see what you come up with this week!

gina love said...

SO STINKIN CUTE!!! The last pic is just ridiculously sweet! She looks adorable. Great job on the outfit, so fun! I am quite jealous of your talent, but your daughter MAKES the outfit! You win in my book!

Christie said...

This is so awesome. You are awesome.

RC said...

I absolutely love this outfit and felt it should have won last week. Your daughter is a super cutie. I LOVE that final picture of her jumping away. DARLING! Love your outfit for this week (the golfer). Hope you win! :)

Lara Petch said...

I absolutely LOVE this dress, and have eyed up similar items at various stores with crazy insane prices to match how insanely cute they are. I am inspired now to at least attempt something. :) Thanks!!

Kristen Duke Photography said...

so stinkin' cute!!! LOVE the whole outfit along with the glasses and braided piggy tails, LOVE the fox details, your photog did a great job;) Great to meet you, I wish we could have chatted longer!