*** Through a really stupid mistake on my part I missed the deadline for the signature look entry so I saved this for the open auditions***
The final weeks theme for Project Run and Play at home sew along was to make your signature look. This created a bit of a conundrum for me. How do you know what your signature look is? When I sew I just make stuff I like, I don’t know that I have a certain esthetic or not. Maybe I do and I just have never noticed. So I thought of the three things I usually start with when sewing for my kids… practicality, durability, and versatility. Now if I am making them dresses for church and I am less likely to follow those three things, but Brittan was in need of more every day clothes so I wanted to stick to those ideas, of course I also wanted what I made to be dang cute! So I had to start with leggings and a skirt. These are great for Montana springs since it can often start the day at 30 degrees and end it at 80. Leggings and a skirt are great because you can just loose the leggings in the afternoon, I also wanted a jacket for the reasons above. So I went to the fabric store to look for the perfect fabric to build the whole look around and found a funky yellow and black cotton print that I love. So this is what I made.
A PURSE- This was actually a quickly thrown together after thought. My daughter tends to do the picture thing better if she has something cute to play with.
A HEADBAND- This was simple, I just serged the edges, pleated the fabric while I ran it through the machine and sewed some elastic on the ends.
ARGYLE LEGGINGS- I make leggings a lot for my girls. They love wearing them. Every day my 3 year old wakes up and says she wants to wear pants (leggings), and a skirt, and a shirt. I wanted to add a little something extra so I cut out diamonds out of knit scraps and sewed them to the legging fabric (that I made out of an old tshirt) then sewed crosses through the diamonds to make an argyle pattern.
PEASANT TUNIC- This is the fabric that I love and unfortunately got the last yard of 😦 I like this tunic because it can be worn as a shirt tucked into a skirt, or as a short dress with leggings.
POOFY SKIRT- I used the fishing line hem that I have seen here and there lately. There are 8 layers on this skirt. It is so poofy it stands up by itself. I love it!
YELLOW POLKA DOT JACKET- I knew if there was one “signature” piece I would have to add it would be a jacket. I love making jackets and living in Montana means you need a lot of them. I also needed yellow polka dot fabric but couldn’t find any, so I painted my own. I have seen a lot of ruffles in women’s jackets the last couple of years so I decided to add that detail to this jacket. Another “signature” thing I like to do is add unexpected linings to my jackets. So this yellow jacket has a bright purple lining.
So all together here we go “look 1”
I could have done one more with the skirt and tunic and no leggings, but it was way too cold, I felt guilty making her take the jacket off.
All the fabric is 100 percent cotton except the jacket which is a cotton poly blend so everything is machine washable. So I ended up with a practicle, durable, and versatile group of outfits that are dang cute!