It is time to vote again!
Week #3 is up and there are some great submissions this week over at Project Run and Play.
This week's challenge was "The White Sheet Challenge". Take one white bed sheet and turn it into an article of clothing.
This was SUCH a fun challenge, but also really hard because it was so open-ended. The possibilities truly were endless and my crafting attention was all over the place. There were so many ideas swimming around in my head and I had to finally make a decision and start sewing (and fabric dyeing!)
If you read my blog or follow me on Facebook, you would know that Ainsley is OBSESSED with kitty cats, so this was her dream outfit :)
I created 4 different pieces: cardigan, pants, dress, and hat
Purr-fect for playing!
I knew right away that I wanted to use jersey knit because it is such an easy and fun fabric for kids to wear during playtime.
I went to the store and bought a twin size jersey knit bed sheet, lots of fabric dyes, a stamp, fabric paint, and some buttons. Then, the long process took place!
First, I sewed each of the clothing items:
Then, I held my breath while I dyed each piece
(I was seriously freaking out during this process)
Brown, Dark Pink, and Light Pink
And a stained bathtub….
Lo and behold, it all worked out!
I didn't have a back up plan, so this was quite a relief.
The kitty hat was created from an old sweater and lined with some cute kitty cat jersey knit I found on clearance
The color of the pants turned out exactly as I had hoped. Perfect color for the fall weather.
I created basic leggings and then hand stamped kitty faces along the hems using dark brown fabric paint. I also added a cute little stamped kitty tag on the side just for fun.
The best part of the pants is obviously the adorable kitty face on the tushie :) I hand embroidered it using various colors of thread.
Next up was the cardigan. I dyed it a bright pink, lined it with some clearance jersey knit fabric, and added a kitty cat button closure and some cute kitty cat appliques.
And finally, we have the lighter pink dress with adorable kitty cat button accents on each pocket. I designed each pocket flap to resemble a bow and then cinched them with the button.
Ainsley was DONE with the photo shoot…. can you tell?