Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Project Sewn - Fashion Icon


Project Sewn has started again!  And I'm attempting to sew along.  I have so many ideas to fit the themes each week, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to keep up.  We'll see.  This week's theme is to create a look inspired by your fashion icon.  Right now my icon is Zooey Deschanel.  My actual every day look does not necessarily reflect this since I'm super lazy getting ready for work lately and throw on whatever.  However, if I was magically given her wardrobe I would comfortably wear every piece with enthusiasm!

I would call Zooey's style "hipster cat lady" - the highest compliment.  She wears a mix of classic clothes and vintage, but could pull off any quirky print.  Hopefully the correlation to her style and my look is easy to understand, but if not let me break it down.


I started out by making a Plantain Top out of a grey sweater knit and threw in a granny-like floral peter pan collar.  Check one for vintage and quirky.


I mean, seriously.  That collar.  
I'm ecstatic it turned out like I pictured.  It was self drafted after I brought up the neckline in the pattern a bit.  The collar is sewn into the neckline and shoulders.


Next came the skirt.  Zooey wears a lot of full or a-line style skirts.  I wanted to make a full skirt that would echo her classic styling.  She's collaborating with Tommy Hilfiger on a line right now, which made me think to make this pleated skirt with a navy and white polka dot print.  The skirt was made using a tutorial from over at One Little Minute (I highly recommend you check it out).  I made a chevron skirt before so I was confident it would fit well. 




The must-have pockets in the skirt are a fun yellow heart print that was gifted to me by the kid's great grandmother (from her stash).


So there you have it!  Hope I captured vintage, feminine, and classic all in one look!  My only regret is that I didn't paint my nails to match my outfit, one thing Zooey never overlooks.

Check out the competitor looks for this week.  They are ah-mazing!!!



16 comments:

  1. I loooove Zooey's style as well and this is adorable! The fit is perfect and the collar is so cute. The skirt is my favorite. The pleats and polka dots...love!

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  2. Gorgeous Renee!! I think you've definitely nailed it - love the whole look :)

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    1. Thanks Renee! I was pretty surprised with how well it came together since it was actually fun to make (the two don't usually go together for me).

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  3. This is ah-mazing. I love the skirt and the top. You definitely captured Zoe's look!

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  4. Seriously love this look!! Both pieces are perfect but I especially love the top. You NAILED the collar.

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  5. Your skirt is super pretty!!! I love the pockets! Zooey is the best! One day we both will own a wardrobe like hers, and the best this is, we made it all ourself, deal ;)

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    1. Deal! One piece at a time, we'll get there.

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  6. Your combinations of prints are fabulous! I am always scared to mix things up like that.

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    1. Me too! I just went with it and hoped for the best. I figured that at least they are separates so it wasn't too risky to mix.

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  7. I love your description of Zooey's style! I think you did a fabulous job of capturing it in your ensemble, and I love that heart pocket detail.

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    1. Thanks so much Maegen! I hope to someday make a dress with that heart print, it's so pretty I'm afraid to cut into it much.

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  8. I adore that skirt! Need one in my closet!

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  9. Looky at your collar! I love it!

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    1. thanks, it's my favorite part of course!

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  10. What a perfect look! I love the top - that peter pan collar!... The floral fabric is so lovely! And the skirt... I want one! The fabric, the color, that yellow heart inside the pocket... I will say it again: Perfect!

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    1. what a wonderful comment - Thanks so much! I tried not to overdo it for once and everything came together so nicely. a happy surprise.

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