Monday, January 13, 2014

Winter Wonderland





The season 8 of Project Run & Play has started today!  I can't help but sew along each time.  I love themed sewing and there are four in this season.  This week is Winter Wonderland - a winter inspired look.  It's a really great theme, especially since it is winter for us now.  Unfortunately the beautiful snow we received last week has melted, but it is still plenty cold - my model kept hiding her hands in her shirt and shrugging her shoulders every time the wind blew, so these photos were taken super quick!

My look is made up of a few things that come to mind when I think of winter clothing - fur, blue/white, and layers.  Let me break down this outfit:

Shirt -  I started with redrafting the Bimaa Sweater pattern with a basic neckline and then omitted the cuffs at the waist and wrists.  The shirt is made with stretch velvet and feels so wonderful.  I couldn't pass it in the fabric store without petting it and ogling the pretty color.


Skirt - The skirt is a faux fur bubble mini skirt!!!  I had some leftover fur from the vests I made and thought this would be really fun - it was really quite simple to make based off of her measurements.  It's not as wide as a bubble skirt made with lighter fabrics because the fur is very bulky when gathered.  I attached it to an elastic waistband.  The lining is a chevron knit from Girl Charlee (you can see it in the first pic).  


Accessories - 
First up is the scarf - I took some scrap plaid and knit and sandwiched a fun metallic trim in between to make an infinity scarf.  The trim reminded me of icicles!  I think it looks best long like a necklace and the kids agree - they aren't big fans of scarfs looped close around their necks yet.

I layered it with a white pom-pom necklace that is tied in the back with a silver ribbon...like itty bitty snowballs :)  Her head is topped with a snowflake clip I crocheted.



Finally, I took a silver sharpie to her leggings to make little pin dots.  A fun way to customize boring tights!  However, my arm is still covered in silver dots from making them - great conversation starter… ;)



So, what do you think?  The scarf may be a little too much, but I just love all the mixing and layering of materials!


I've been so inspired by these colors and materials that I'm pretty sure the rest of my sew along looks for this season will be coordinating like a collection.  How crazy would it be if that was another requirement of the competition - joining four themes into a cohesive collection!  Anyway, check out the competitors and sew along participators here!
 
 
 
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22 comments:

  1. I love the velour and fur together! I can just imagine how cozy she feels in it. I just got on the Bimaa bandwagon and have the pattern printed and fabrics chosen. I love every version I see of that pattern!

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    1. Thanks! you'll love the Bimma - sews up quick.

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  2. What a clever idea with all the accessories. She looks so happy and comfy. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, the accessories were fun to add!

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  3. Love the outfit, especially the fur skirt! If I were cute and little I would wear it myself! :D

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    1. Ha, I want to wear the skirt too, but I'm sure I'd look like a disaster in one :)

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  4. The skirt is super cute! Te outfit came together nicley.

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    1. Thank you! I was so happy it all worked together.

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  5. So creative! I love the different textures you used and the color combinations! And it looks like she loves it.

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    1. Thanks - so many textures to pet, ha :) she thinks it's a little funny to have a fur skirt.

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  6. Cute, cute, cute!!! I love the colors, textures, and creativity!

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    1. Thanks, the colors and textures are some of my favs.

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  7. So gorgeous!! You're off to a great start with PR&P, can't wait to see what else you make :)

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    1. Thanks! so excited for next week's look (was supposed to be this weeks but I changed my mind).

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  8. I love this outfit!! The first picture especially is ADORABLE :)

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    1. Thanks, I took the pics for once so they're a little blurrier than normal, but the kids make it work :)

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  9. That fur skirt is awesome! Do you think we could pull one off as adults!?! And that velour top is great! I love the whole outfit Renee!

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  10. oh my, that skirt is adorable... I want a daughter just for sewing purposes ;o) Lovely!! I also linked up... a bathrobe ;o) http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2014/01/kids-bathrobe-sewing-tutorial.html

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  11. What a fun little outfit. Fur must be in, Scary used it too. She looks completely satisfied in her outfit!
    Great job!
    with love,
    -Jo

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    1. Yes, fur is in, and this won't be the last you see of it here!

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