Sunday, September 15, 2013

PR & P Week 2 - Candy Inspired



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.


Lemonheads were my main inspiration, picking the color theme of blue, white, and yellow from the box.  I then went through my fabric stash and picked this white and blue spotted fabric that reminded me of the fizz of Pop Rocks.


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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50 comments:

  1. So cute...I love all of your candy inspiration!

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  2. WOW! I love your braided pants, so unique and eye catching.
    That's good you can entry 2 sew-along with the same awesome outfit. :)

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    1. Thanks - I have a couple other ideas for the recess raglan so I may Flip it again!

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  3. Those pants are amazing! I love the braid detail up the side. And what an awesome version of the raglan tee...it's so feminine and cute!

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    1. Thanks! I've been wanting to add a braid detail to something and this just struck.

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  4. Renee...this outfit turned out so cute! I love it!

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  5. I love all the details in this outfit! SO cute!

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  6. Love all the details! The pintucks and braids especially! Such a sweet outfit!

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    1. Thanks so much! the pintucks were surprisingly fun!

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  7. How adorable is this! Those pants are killing me! Great job! Don't forget to come link to our Fall Clothing Party!!!

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  8. Ha, my daughter also got stoked when she found out a "bubblegum dress" meant she could enjoy bubblegum during our shoot. Both of us walked away happy! Love the braid on the leggings and the flowy navy material. Such a cute look!


    Mae

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    1. Thank you! - yeah, it was nice that my usual bribe for standing still (candy/gummies) could be photographed as a prop!

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  9. Yup, the candy was key to the photo shoot this time around--although I'm pretty sure my models would have freaked out if I gave them pop rocks! My son used to refer to sparkling cider as "owie juice" :) I love the colors and details in your outfit--so cute!

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    1. Thanks! and I was pretty surprised she liked them. Her sister was not a fan and thought it was funny to make everyone else eat them instead.

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  10. This is great! I love the inspiration-- lemonheads are one of my favorites too. You put a ton of thought into this outfit and it definitely shows. I love the colors and all the details. The sheer sleeves are great! Such a good idea for the recess raglan. I love how this outfit is candy inspired but doesn't look like a Halloween costume. She can wear it year round and look darling!

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    1. Thanks so much! Lemonheads may be her favorite now too - I had to bribe her with one every time she tried on an item or took a picture (she knows how to work the system).

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  11. I love the whole outfit especially those sleeves.

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    1. Thanks, great to hear it - those sleeves caused more trouble than they should have but I love em! :)

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  12. The details are so cute. I also like how practical the outfit is!

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    1. Thanks! yeah, she's pretty comfortable in all that knitwear which means she'll wear it more (yay)!

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  13. Cute and very well made outfits! The leggings are so unique!
    I did give my little model fake candies to entertain her for the photo shoot too ;)

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  14. What a cute outfit and I love all the thought that went into every detail. The leggings are adorable with the braided trim. Bravo!

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    1. Thanks so much - the leggings turned out way better than I expected.

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  15. So fun! The shirt is just precious and I love the sheer sleeves. The bright yellow pants definitely represent lemonheads--my husbands favorite candy!

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad the inspiration is easily seen!

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  16. Those pintucks and sheered sleeves are amazing!! LOVE IT...we had enough trouble incorporating one candy - much less three. When we give our niece pop rocks for the 1st time, I want to have a video camera handy!!

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    1. Thanks so much!! I was so ready to video tape some funny faced reactions but all I got were smiles. which still works for me!

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  17. Such a cute outfit!! The top is just gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks so much! I want one for myself :)

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  18. The braid up the pant leg is so smart and different. And the top totally reminds me of pop rocks now that you mention it. Great job with your flip AND candy theme!

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  19. The colors are great & really pop...love the round yellow button too, they're a perfect accent to the top. http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, I almost went with different buttons because I didn't think they were big enough. Glad I went with my first instinct!

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  20. Awesome! You are amazing I can't you did three candies and a flip. I would like to give you a virtual gold star for "SUPERSTAR" seamstress. It is when I see things like this I want to keep sewing for my kiddos forever.
    With Love,
    Scary

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    1. WOW, best compliment ever! Most of the time I feel like I have no idea what I'm doing - thanks for making my day!

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  21. LOVE the yellow buttons. What a perfect pop of color on that shirt! Looks like you guys had a fun time with the photoshoot as well :o) I linked up a Milky Way inspired outfit for my son... SO much fun! Emily@nap-timecreations

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    1. Thanks, we did have fun - so easy with candy!

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  22. I love the sheer, fluttery sleeves. That's an amazing remix of the recess raglan.

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  23. This is one of my favorite looks in the link party!!! I loved reading about al the candy inspirations...and I can totally see it...but its cool that it the design isn't super literal! Love it!
    -liZ

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    1. Thanks so much! - that means a lot since there were 70 some entries. I'm glad the inspiration translated well!

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  24. Renee,
    thanks for your comment over at my blog. You are set as a no reply commentor, so I am replying here. By the way, Scary commented on this post, but I didn't. The outfit is stinkin cute, and I have been thinking about the braided stripe down the leggings all week. Great job Momma!
    with love,
    -Jo
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    Did you know you were a no-reply blogger? This makes it tricky for people to reply to comments. If you're interested in changing there is a tutorial here: http://www.amomspointofview.com/2013/07/are-you-no-reply-comment-blogger.html and a ton more others if you just Google search no reply blogger.

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    1. Ooops, I didn't realize - thanks for the tip!

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