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Project Run and Play Week 4

Formal Attire Week And this week has been one of those weeks. I so very badly wanted to make Mackathanial a nice, sharp suit. But we didn’t find satisfactory suiting at Joann’s, and the pattern still hasn’t been bought. So that will have to happen another time. I’m thinking I’ll have to host a “think geek” sewing week and make Mackathanial his little blue suit then (Kudos...

Same Dress Six Ways

I did it! Well, kind of. Let me explain. Originally I had planned to use piping throughout an outfit that consisted of a Black Bird Tunic, and Box Pleat Shorts. But Monday morning I was picking the piping out of the collar for the third time and had completely wonkified the band on the shorts. It was at that point I decided to scrap the outfit and start from scratch. I went to go look through fabric, hoping for...

Spring into Chevron/ Fall into Plaid

This week’s theme was chevrons, which was something I knew I was going to have a hard time with. Not because I don’t like chevrons, but because I’m really picky about the ones I do like. I started looking for a good chevron fabric a few weeks ago, knowing I had a very small budget. There were lots of fabrics online that I loved, but I just wasn’t willing to spend $14 and only get one yard...

Speechless

I am so amazed. I can hardly believe that I won the sew along. There were so many great projects! I figured I’d share a few of my favorites. (click on the pictures to go to their blog posts) These are just a very few of the many fantastic designs inspired by artwork! So excited for this week’s theme, I’m almost done! Stay tuned for my “chevron” look! If you are one of the designers and...

Art Inspired van Gogh Dress

“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.”  ― Vincent van Gogh So here it is only Wednesday and I’m posting my outfit. And I was worried I wouldn’t get it done in time. Let me just say how excited I was for the theme this week: art inspired. I had so many different ideas come rushing to my mind! I went to the art category on pinterest to peruse art that others...

Fizzie’s Blackbird Tunic

I don’t often have models for the little girl clothes I make. I knew we were going to Boise, and made the decision to give the Blackbird Tunic I made for Project Run & Play to my sweet niece Faith. I’m glad I did, she was just darling. I definitely plan to make another tunic with this pattern. Fizzie wore it all day, including to the aquarium, and it really seemed comfortable.   I didn’t...

Signature Look

Project Run and Play Week 6: Signature Look I knew going into this week that I was going to be floundering. I have no idea what my signature look is for sewing. I don’t even have a signature look pinned down for the clothes I wear. So I picked two things I know I love. Corduroy pants and Baseball T-shirts. This is my first shoot outside this season, but in less than optimum conditions. I was using our video...

Doctor Love

Project Run and Play Week 4: Valentine Inspired Outfit Do you watch Doctor Who? I love it! And this is one of the best things about the 11th Doctor: Bow ties are cool! I found just a bit of adorable red fabric with polka hearts (since they’re not dots) and I just knew it was meant to be a bow tie. And from there the rest of the outfit was just natural. Ok, I’ll admit, the shots are not great, and the...

FOOOOTBALLL!

Project Run and Play Week 3: Boy Week I was super duper excited for this week! Mostly because I have this adorable little model. I really enjoy this Football Jersey tutorial from Melly Sews. I used one of Nathan’s old practice jerseys from Carey High. Unfortunately, the shirt turned out enormous (my bad, I made the pattern too big) so I’ll have to put it away until Mackathanial is a little bigger. The...

Scrappy Skirt

I mentioned that I had made a skirt for Project Run and Play week two and changed my mind to make the outfit I submitted. Here are a few pictures of my niece Alaina in the skirt. I used this tutorial from Sweetie Pie Bakery. It was a pretty easy skirt, but I wish I had had a few things to make it easier and help it turn out better. First off, I think the skirt would have turned out better in a jersey knit rather...

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