Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Clad in Plaid - PR & P wk 3




Yes, my post title is silly and rhymes, but I just had to do it.  And it is very true - this outfit is plaid just about head to toe.  I had several inspirations for Project Run & Play week 3 sew along that mish-mashed into this look but it all started with the fabric, as most sewing projects do. 


I had this blue flannel that was left over from a couple projects last year that I am in love with.  I wanted to make a shirt or dress with it but found out that I only had a scrap of it left.  It recently reappeared on JoAnn's website but is not in stock at my local store yet so I had to change directions (you can bet I'll be hoarding a few yards when it gets in stock).  So I looked through my stash and remembered I had some black and white fabric from JoAnn that kinda looks like plaid and was calling to be made into W pants for the past few weeks.  To my surprise, I had just enough of the blue flannel to add a contrasting yoke to the black/white pants!

Btw, this was my first time making the W pants and first time attempting a functioning fly.  I calmly (though skeptically) followed the pattern directions and it worked!  Sort of makes me feel like I can attempt anything now.  Next time, welt pockets!



Nothing goes better with bright blue to me than equally bright pink.  This shirt was inspired by the Pear Picking Tunic tutorial from Schwin & Schwin.  I just added the shirring lower down on the waist for this shirt.  I made a few of the tunics last year and they are possibly my favorite things I've ever made.  So easy - a must try if you haven't!


I'm really into gold accents right now after years of avoiding it, so I accented the back yoke of the pants with gold piping.  Some gold triangles painted in a plaid pattern on some inexpensive shoes completed the look.  The shoes were inspired by a recent post by Delia Creates



I think she sort of likes the pants, mainly because they look like the kind of pants her best friend at school (a boy) would wear.  She usually prefers skirts or dresses, but I try to encourage her to wear leggings or shorts with them.  That's because one moment she'll be pretending to put on makeup and the next she'll be jumping off the top of the couch yelling "I'm Batman!".  She's a very active (these calm looking pics are deceiving) and sometimes rough toddler with a love for all princess.  I'm really curious how her tastes are going to develop throughout the years!




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12 comments:

  1. What a cute outfit - you are so creative! Love her hair like that, too :)

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    1. Thanks Nikki! She actually let it stay out of her face for more than 5 minutes for once.

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  2. That top is adorable in the bright pink and I like the shirring lower like that. The pants look great and yay for functional zippers!!

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    1. Thanks! wish I got a close up of the pretty blue zipper.

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  3. Love the pants! The addition of the blue plaid makes them so awesome!

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    1. Thanks! yeah, I really love the blue!

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  4. Renee- this is awesome! I love every detail...especially the gold piping! Where did you it? I'll have to check my fabric store, I know my girl would love a little gold accent on all her clothes :)

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    1. Thanks Teresa! I got the gold piping (by sewology) from Hobby Lobby when I was traveling for work (I don't have one locally but sure wish I did!).

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  5. I love the pop of colour the pink gives to the top. It's so loud and fun! Nice pants too...I really need to get that pattern.

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  6. I love each of these fabrics and they are amazing all together! Those pants are just too cute, great job!

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  7. Love all the details and great job with the pants!! I can't believe that was your first time! They look amazing!

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  8. Love the combination of fabrics and plaids!

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