Monday, February 15, 2016

All That Glitters for PRP

This week's Project Run & Play theme is All That Glitters. Elena is all about the glitter and glamour these days, and purple and pink. She is really lucky that I have such a ridiculous stash of fabrics, trims, and clothes to upcycle. The only thing I had to buy for this outfit was the glitter elastic. So we are all happy with this outfit.


This has become Elena's favorite pose. She is hilarious. I'm just glad when she is willing to take pictures and keep it fun. So anyway, the skirt is self drafted with a yoke and a gathered on skirt. It is a simple style to make and flattering. The fabric is corduroy given to me (Thanks again Mrs. M.) and fulfilling all of Elena's dreams of pink and purple and my dreams of warm and no ironing. The elastic was Elena's idea and I dare say it was a great addition.


The bolero was made from a hand-me-down novelty sweatshirt with sparkly snowflakes on the front. It is a modified version of McCall's 6914. I didn't make the band ruffled like they did but otherwise, it is the same shape. It's warm and cozy and works well to cover her arms because the t-shirt is short sleeved so that we will be able to wear it this summer.



 The t-shirt is a modified GYCT Tinley Tee, agian. Is that 3 in a row?  I think so. It just goes to show that you don't need to own a lot of different patterns if you are comfortable with a little frankenstein-ing. This one is the gathered sleeve again, but without the elastic inserted. I did a lettuce hem instead and love how they hang. I made the sides straight down instead of mashing it with the Nessie like I did last week on the fringe one because I plan on her wearing it tucked in most of the time. Instead of a neckband, I did it as a binding since that gives a little dressier look too.


But the biggest change to the t-shirt pattern, was to move the shoulder seam 2" forward and then widen the top of the front shoulder pieces so that I could gather it on. I love how sweet it looks. It helps that this fabric is a rayon knit with lots of drape. In it's former life, it was a maternity t-shirt.




So there we have 3 more pieces that will carry into spring and summer. Thank you to Project Run & Play for the inspiration. It's been nice to get creative and make things that make my little girl so happy.

10 comments:

  1. What a fantastic skirt! I think I need some sparkle elastic.

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  2. What - again new outfit, wow - you really have been inspired!! :) I love that bolero, of course everything else too, but some how it caught my attention this time :). She looks so cute and happy in her new clothes!

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  3. I need to find glitter elastic!! I feel like there's a gaping hole in my stash now!! Very sweet outfit.

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  4. so cute!!! I love that last picture and her precious smile! The elastic with glitter is genius and I need some! And I love the Tinley Tee too! I need to sew another one soon!

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  5. Glitter elastic. It doesn't get better than this. Such a sweet outfit!

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  6. I love that glitter elastic! That is so perfect! And the mods to the Tinley are so adorable!

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  7. I used the glitter elastic too! Love that stuff. (Unravelingfiddleheads.blogspot.com). Using maternity clothes to sew for your kids is just the perfect way to close the loop isn't it? My oldest would swoon over that skirt, and I am loving the idea of a bolero to extend the seasonal life of an outfit. Great job!

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  8. looks great, and it seems like she's one happy girl!

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  9. Sweet! Love your modifications to the t-shirt pattern.

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