This week Project Run and Play starts!
If you have a second you should click over there and vote for your favorite look and hopefully you just happen to like mine the best!
This first week's outfit is modeled by my cute little neighbor.
This first challenge was to make your own variation using the Junebug Dress sewing pattern from Craftiness Is Not Optional.
I chose to sew separates rather than a dress.
Jacket and a knit bubble skirt.
So first, the jacket.
I wanted to keep the double breasted button closure and the trapezoid shape from the original pattern. But I obviously lengthened it, changed the neckline adding the hood, and added long sleeves without the gathered shoulder.
I chose a gray plaid and cut the jacket on grain, except for the front trapezoid piece which was cut on the bias so the plaid is on the diagonal to add some variety and visual interest.
The hood and jacket are lined in white.
The right side of buttons are just decorative, and the left side are functioning buttons to close the jacket.
The skirt is a simple bubble skirt with an elastic waist, but I always have to add pockets to skirts or dresses if I can, and I chose to have welt pockets for this skirt.
The welt pockets have really thick cuffs, 1" tall and have the cuff portion from the plaid, once again cut on the bias.
When sewing clothing for kids, I always hope they will look cute, but also be comfortable...which may be more important in the long run.
To style the outfit, I bought the tights and hat, and actually spray painted a pair of rain boots that were getting too snug for my son. The green is Krylon Ivy Leaf.
This little girl did so great letting me take her pictures in the cold weather.
So her payment was the outfit, balloons, and matching Jelly Bellies!
Thanks to anyone who votes for my outfit.
There's a particular challenge coming up that I am so excited about--probably one of my favorite things I've EVER sewn.
My goal is to just hang in there to get to my favorite challenge!