I just made it with my Project Run & Play look this week! I think I actually have a few more hours so maybe I should procrastinate a bit longer :)
Just in case you don't know, this week's theme was refashioning. And although I love a good refashion, I rarely have much extra clothing laying around. Luckily I had just been to a local thrift shop a couple of weeks ago on 5 for $5 day and picked up a couple of turtlenecks and a sweater in this lovely coral color. I also raided the last of the maternity items I have stored in the basement just for this purpose and came up with a pair of grey jeans and a dark coral t-shirt. The last item pictured is a velour dress that Ruthie outgrew last year.
And now I have to explain why you will never see that coral sweater in any of these pictures :) I cut right into the ribbed sweater with reckless abandon and pretty much watched it fall apart right before my eyes. I tried to salvage it with clear elastic along the edges, but it was a lost cause. So on to plan B which happened to be the navy velour dress. And it turns out I like this look better anyway :)
For the cardigan I use the Greenpoint Cardigan by Hey June which was part of the SewFab bundle earlier this year. I sized down to a size 1 (but kept the size 2 length) since I wanted a slightly more fitted look. I used the existing hem of the dress and omitted the bottom band called for in the pattern. I was impressed with how quickly this went together and plan to make a few more! The cardigan has the only non refashioned component - the grey velour that I used on the sleeves and neck trim came from my existing fabric stash :)
Both the sleeveless top and the jeans were self drafted patterns. For the jeans, I traced a pair of pants that fits Mae well ... which is just about the only pair that fits her newly potty trained booty :) And the top is just a variation of my Basic Bodice pattern sized down to an 18 months with bands added to the neck and sleeves. I did end up using a grey jersey fabric for the top that was a stretchy baby carrier in it's former life :)
When I first decided to only make practical clothes at the beginning of the year, I was afraid I would get bored. But instead I discovered that I have a lot of fun designing and making things that Mae will wear every day, not just on special occasions :)
Do you every wonder what your kids are thinking when they give you weird looks? Sometimes I wish I could read their minds, but then most of the time I'm sure I don't want to know!