I was a little disappointed to skip last week's Project Run & Play challenge, but I was thankfully able to finish this week's theme - make your own fabric! I knew exactly what I wanted to do. I had less than a yard of navy chevron that has been waiting a year to be broken up and sewn into arrows.
I didn't come up with this concept on my own. It was actually inspired by a look Jessica from Craftiness is not Optional made (during the chevron challenge) as part of Project Run & Play's All Star season. I've been wanting to recreate the wonderful arrow fabric from chevrons ever since.
It's even more striking in person! The pattern I used for the tunic is the Izzy Top, a free pattern. It's a satisfying pattern to make - simple construction with gorgeous results. The girls are probably going to get a whole spring wardrobe of them (I've already made two more).
The arrow fabric was time consuming but really relaxing. Lots of careful cutting and sewing straight lines…followed by pressing open tiny seams.
I used a snap for the back instead of a button. This is the first time I've used a snap and I love it. I don't enjoy the stress that comes with making buttonholes!
I finished the bottom with gold bias tape that matches the gold piping along the bodice. She requested I make some leggings with bows, so I self drafted some with denim knit and added little pearl-like buttons. I was going to add the buttons down the front of the bodice, but I wanted the design to stay simple to showcase the fabric.
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