PR&P Week 1–Winter Wonderland

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Project Run & Play Season 8 has finally arrived!! Not only am I thrilled to be sewing along again, but I’m so excited about this outfit! For the winter wonderland challenge, I knew I wanted to include a caplet and a pretty pastel. So, let’s look at the details.

Winter Wonderland

I transformed the summery caplet that is pictured on the cover of this Japanese pattern book to a cozy warm one. Swapping out the lightweight jersey for fleece and adding a hood will certainly help take the chill off.

Winter Wonderland caplet

I love how this pattern is almost a vest underneath with the caplet over the shoulders. The underlayer keeps it in place and warms it up a bit more.

Winter Wonderland

The pink dress has been a dream come true of mine. I’ve had a pink pique (I think) dress in my stash from a thrift store for a while now. I knew the thickness of the fabric would be perfect for a winter jumper of sorts. I guess I’m so proud of this one because other than getting the bodice measurements from an existing pattern, this is all self drafted.

Winter Wonderland raglan

If you check out my Pinterest board, you will find a couple variations of a buttoned raglan. I NEEDED to figure this one out!! With the aid of diagrams for a skirt button placket from a Japanese pattern, I came out with success!

Winter Wonderland placket

A couple pockets with coordinating buttons complete the look.

Winter Wonderland pocket

Once again, I love how PR&P challenged me to try something new! Now, we’re off for some hot cocoa.

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Be sure to check out all the fun at Project Run & Play this week!

16 comments:

  1. That is such a cute look! As always, I'm in awe of anyone who drafts their own pattern, especially one this adorable.

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    1. Me too! I never start from scratch. Maybe someday!!

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  2. Very pretty! She looks like she loves it, which is always the best part.

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    1. It's always a good sign when she doesn't want to take it off after the photos are done!

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  3. Adorable! I love the vintage flair even as a refashion!

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  4. Really pretty and cozy! Perfect!

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  5. oh, I love, LOVE that buttoned raglan sleeve!! If you ever care to do a tutorial on how you figured it out, that would be lovely! Or even if you make a pattern to sell . . .how wonderful that would be:) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I wish I knew the first thing about creating patterns to sell!! That's a high compliment from you! Thank you.

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  6. I love this dress! It is beautiful and looks sooo cozy! Great Job

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  7. The pink (quilted looking) fabric dress is adorable, yes please a tutorial or pattern for it would be wonderful!

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    1. Thank you! I'll definitely see what I can do!

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  8. This is such a great winter wonderland look. Great Job!!
    with love,
    -Jo

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  9. I want a pattern for that caplet! Cutest thing ever!

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  10. I love the detailing on the dress! The purple and pink are just perfect together! Darling outfit!

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  11. That cape really adds something. =D

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  12. I really love this! I agree the vest under the capelet seems very practical and stylish to boot! Perfection on the self-drafted dress!

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