This week is the third week of Project Run & Play - refashion themed. I've had an idea for a while of what I wanted to make, but not much time. Life has been busy, but in the best ways so I'm not complaining. I did however barely manage to make this outfit. But one of the best things about refashioning items is that you can save time using features like cuffs and hems that already exist. This also means for me that there are less things to mess up late at night when I have no business sewing in my sluggish haze.
This outfit comes from two small sweaters and a tee shirt that I actually really liked, but am not sure that I'll ever fit into again. So there's no point in letting them sit around unworn until I get my butt working out again. Plus I knew a little girl that would LOVE the purple and blue colors in the shirts.
The striped sweater I made into another Cool Cardigan with heart pockets. I want to make 10 of these! I didn't have enough ribbing for the entire collar so I made it into a shawl style without buttons. I love the casualness of it.
The purple shirt I made into a Skipper top, and used the cuffs and neckband of the blue sweater to band it. The rest of the blue sweater I made into a little skirt. It is soooo soft, and makes me want a sweater skirt for myself! Are those even a thing?
And then there's the UNICORN.
This kid loves unicorns and has asked for several unicorn shirts. So I made a freezer paper stencil for the shirt. I used both pink and baby blue paint, trying to go for an 80's style airbrushed effect. Cause unicorns are kooky like that and remind me of my childhood in the 80's.
I think I totally got her personality with this refashion outfit. Maybe next time I should put a pirate eye patch and a tiara on the unicorn and watch her flip out over all of her favorite things. That would be one cool unicorn.
Btw, her sister made it her job to photobomb every picture. She almost succeeded.