How many people ate their candy inspiration while sewing for this challenge? That certainly made all the hiccups and seam ripping along the way easy to deal with. I don't eat much candy now, but I used to be addicted. I picked some of my favorites for sew-along inspiration during week 2 (candy inspired) of the Project Run & Play challenge.
I'm not sure if my look obviously relates to this candy, so I'll point them out.
I continued on with Pop Rocks as inspiration of the shirt design. I chose to mix up the Recess Raglan tee and add pin tucks up the center in the design of a shooting star (a little tough to photograph). Then I added Lemonhead candy-like buttons. The Recess Raglan pattern was perfect for the sheer sleeves I wanted to add and this is also my way of participating in the FLIP this pattern September sew-along. What a versatile pattern to flip!
The super bright yellow leggings are accented with a braid up the side, representing the Twizzlers. I stretched the braid as I sewed it down so that the results were a cool ruching effect. The braid also reminds me of arrows - a fun trend I'm loving right now!
I finished off the look with a bow tie hair clip, Lemondhead inspired again, and braided hair (Twizzler).
I'm really happy with the look, though it took way more thought than expected. I spent FOREVER just on the sleeves. I picked a tough to work with sheer fabric that loved to fray. I couldn't figure out a clean way to finish the edges and get the flowy/wavy look I was going for. That is until I broke out the lighter and found out the edges melted beautifully! I might of done a little happy dance.
Btw, who else loaded up their model with candy hoping for some good pics?!? This was the first time she had tried Pop Rocks and was pretty fascinated with how it makes your tongue feel. If only every photo was this easy to take!
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