The season 8 of Project Run & Play has started today! I can't help but sew along each time. I love themed sewing and there are four in this season. This week is Winter Wonderland - a winter inspired look. It's a really great theme, especially since it is winter for us now. Unfortunately the beautiful snow we received last week has melted, but it is still plenty cold - my model kept hiding her hands in her shirt and shrugging her shoulders every time the wind blew, so these photos were taken super quick!
My look is made up of a few things that come to mind when I think of winter clothing - fur, blue/white, and layers. Let me break down this outfit:
Shirt - I started with redrafting the Bimaa Sweater pattern with a basic neckline and then omitted the cuffs at the waist and wrists. The shirt is made with stretch velvet and feels so wonderful. I couldn't pass it in the fabric store without petting it and ogling the pretty color.
Skirt - The skirt is a faux fur bubble mini skirt!!! I had some leftover fur from the vests I made and thought this would be really fun - it was really quite simple to make based off of her measurements. It's not as wide as a bubble skirt made with lighter fabrics because the fur is very bulky when gathered. I attached it to an elastic waistband. The lining is a chevron knit from Girl Charlee (you can see it in the first pic).
First up is the scarf - I took some scrap plaid and knit and sandwiched a fun metallic trim in between to make an infinity scarf. The trim reminded me of icicles! I think it looks best long like a necklace and the kids agree - they aren't big fans of scarfs looped close around their necks yet.
I layered it with a white pom-pom necklace that is tied in the back with a silver ribbon...like itty bitty snowballs :) Her head is topped with a snowflake clip I crocheted.
Finally, I took a silver sharpie to her leggings to make little pin dots. A fun way to customize boring tights! However, my arm is still covered in silver dots from making them - great conversation starter… ;)
I've been so inspired by these colors and materials that I'm pretty sure the rest of my sew along looks for this season will be coordinating like a collection. How crazy would it be if that was another requirement of the competition - joining four themes into a cohesive collection! Anyway, check out the competitors and sew along participators here!
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