Friday, April 20, 2012

Knickers and Roses {Project Run and Play}

Wow..can you believe it has been another week again?! Welcome, if you are here for the first time. Hope you will stay and look around for a bit!  I was so excited when I heard that Week 2 for Project Run and Play was Sportswear.  The first thing that came to my mind was a modern, yet vintage golfer.  Funny how my brain works sometimes, but I ran with it, and this is what I came up with:

My husband was the genius behind the name of the outfit this week. Don't you love it?
 My biggest goal this week was to make the clothes comfortable, interchangeable, and easy to move in.  
When I was a little girl, I wore knickers constantly. I love them because you can wear them in the spring and summer with no socks or in the winter and fall with socks and they work! The knickers were made from a lightweight cotton (we do live in Las Vegas, so I wanted to make sure my daughter could wear them year round!).  I added the button detailing on front to give it more of a vintage feel and they ended up being one of my favorite details!  I also adore the button closures at the knee.

Next up is the shirt. It was made with a lightweight knit, so I doubled it so it wasn't transparent. It is a very simple shirt, but by far my favorite detail is the pleating detail I put on the shoulder. I love that she can wear this plain as well and show that off!

Last we have a sweet little vest. I knew I wanted to pleat the bottom and by lining it in a contrasting fabric, you can catch little glimpses as she that! This was made from a t shirt pattern. I left off the sleeves and then cut the front right down the middle and then made the new shape!

Lastly I made some sweet hair accessories and a belt that coordinated and brought everything together. These belts are so fun to make. You can find my tutorial for them HERE. They are so great to add to any outfit for a pop of color.

And here are a few outtakes from the shoot. My daughter had such a great time swinging that vintage wooden club around.

Not a bad swing form for a 3 year old, right?! (Maybe I'll get to make more golfing outfits in the future...):)
So there you have it..a bit of what went into this week. I'd LOVE your vote over at Project Run and Play. You can vote through Sunday evening!

And of course, here is the paper doll outfit this week:

How cute is she? Find the outfit HERE.

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  1. This is adorable and your pictures are beautiful!

  2. I love this outfit soooo much. And man, I need to practice my knit fabric sewing skills, while the knickers and vest are amazing, I'm super impressed with the you have any tips on how to sew a t-shirt neckline? I'm thinking you used a double needle?

  3. Love! Love! Love! Totally girly

  4. Your daughter is just so stinkin' cute!! I love the knickerbockers and the vest details!

  5. You have the cutest model!! and of course your sewing creations and skills are amazing! Great job!

  6. Visiting from PR&P. Love this outfit!!! Phenomenal work!

  7. LOVE this outfit!!! I love the colors and the design! Beautiful!!!

  8. Wow, that outfit blows my sew-along outfit away. I wish I had your skills. That's why you're in the competition. :)

  9. Your little girl is soooooo cute Kiki! And I really do love your look this week, the details are great and you made perfect fabric choices for the vintage/ modern feel. I might have to add those buttoned knickers to my list for my little girl! Great styling too, I love that she's swinging around a huge golf club :) I could really just keep gushing...

  10. She is so cute! Love the pictures and the knickers!

  11. This is such a great idea - I love the little golfer look! So sweet and I think I've got to add knickers to my sewing list, too... :)

  12. Favorite part of the whole outfit? The accessories! The hair clip is toooo cutee!

  13. Super cute!! and I love the shoes! I was really excited to meet you this weekend at SNAP!


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