Project Run & Play Sew Along–Week 1

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I’ve been a huge fan of Project Run & Play for a few seasons now. Project Run & Play is a blogger’s version of Project Runway, but for kids. They have included the chance for non-contestants to sew along for potential prizes. I do not anticipate being able to participate each week, but I certainly hope to join in the fun when I can.

This week’s challenge was to remix Dana’s Circle Skirt Pattern. In other words, take her pattern and create something new and different. I took Dana’s great idea and tutorial and incorporated it into pants. The circle pattern made the most wonderful flounces at the bottom of these knit capris.

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I actually combined the legging pattern in the book Sewing Clothes Kids Love and the circle skirt tutorial to create these pants.

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I couldn’t just stop there, so I used a simple tank pattern with some pink ribbed knit and dressed it up with trims and a bib front. I love using vintage buttons, and these soft pink ones were the perfect accent. The ruffled fabric came from an old shirt of mine.

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The accessories round out the look. The cute Keds came from a consignment sale looking almost new except for raveled and frayed laces. I hope to post a tutorial for the new laces I made using gingham bias tape.

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I made the softest of headbands with fold over elastic and knit.

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There is still time to play along with Project Run & Play, so get your machines going! I’ll be adding my submission to the flickr group as well.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, that is such a great idea! I might have to try something like that.

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  2. Oh this outfit is so cute!! I love the circle at the bottom of the pants and my how your little girl has grow. Her hair is so beautiful!!

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  3. So sweet..the outfit and the model!

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  4. I love what the circle skirt pattern did to those pants! And that tank!? Love!!!

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