I am still here! Week #2 of `Project Run and Play, yo!
This week’s challenge was to pick a fashion icon and design an outfit for a cute little kid using that inspiration.
Me and Fashion??? HAHAHAHA.
Let’s just say that I am not exactly a “fashionista”
It was SO hard for me to pick a fashion icon that represented the way I like to dress my daughter: classic, conservative, and stylish but still cute, comfortable, and fresh. Lots of fashion icons were fairly predictable and also really dressy (after my State of Grace Dress I definitely wanted something more casual).
Princess Kate Middleton:
I went with it!
Classic Navy Blue with Red Accents, Stripes, and Yellow:
Comfortable, Adorable, and Super Stylish
I created 5 different pieces:
* cropped navy blue twill blazer
*yellow gingham shirt dress featuring pin tucking
*navy blue large bow headband
*rib knit boatneck shirt with red accent buttons
*skinny style navy blue knit pants with red accent buttons
Promise not to laugh?
Here are the original sketches with my ideas
(I never claimed to be good at drawing:)
That picture in the upper left was supposed to be a headband, not devil horns, I swear.
The blazer is adorable and a modified version of Melly Sews Blazer. I would like to say I “girly-fied” it a bit… cropped it about 4 inches, created a pleated back, and rounded the front a lot… it was a wonderful pattern to work with!
For some reason, this is the only picture I got of the back pleat:
I made a shirt using my own pattern out of navy and white stripe rib knit creating a boat neck nautical-style shirt.
I used a lettuce-edging technique for some interest on the sleeves and bottom hem. So cute!
Then, there is also the tie neck that can be worn so many ways.
The yellow shirt dress has a nice full collar, pin tucking on the front and a sash to cinch it all together.
The blazer is a perfect layering item!
And just because she is cute….
LOTS more photos!
LOTS more photos!
So, there you have it!
My “Week #2 Entry: Fashion Icon”
I would love to hear what you think about it!
Hayley Crouse is a wife, mother and multifaceted designer. Her love of sewing, crafting, cooking and interior design infuses her daily life and naturally spills over into her online presence. She pushes the envelope of her creativity and hopes that others will be inspired to do the same. She currently authors the Welcome to the Mouse House Blog, is the pattern designer behind Mouse House Creations and is a collaborative designer with Willow & Co. Patterns.