1/8/13

Project Run and Play sew along - Week #1


I'm sewing along with Project Run and Play season 6. For their first weeks challenge I had a TON of ideas. I didn't finish all of them, but I did get 3 different designs done. This was the most successful (and by that, I mean the one that is an argument everyday because she wants to wear it all the time):





The biggest deviation from the original is that I made it into a tunic. I added a bib front and instead of a sash, I added piping. Z wears it practically every day. I love it mostly because I can layer. For now while there is a foot of snow everywhere, I can add a shirt under and some jeans or leggings. 
(Yes, being bribed with M&M's!)


For the back I added some big colorful buttons rather than the fabric covered ones.

Now, I did have some super amazing awesome pics, but my computer decided to freak and I'm having to use my husbands, which of course doesn't have any of my photoshop programs, nor will his take my original sd card which meant we got to retake pictures. Anyone with kids probably knows how it goes with photoshoots and kids. She wasn't nearly as cooperative the second go around, but here's some action pics:









And of course we had to make a matching bow:


For my next idea, I had this super cute "cooking" fabric I wanted to use for a dress. I added another bib and some flutters sleeves and instead of a sash, we made a cute little apron. Here's the completed outfit:





For each week I not only want to do a girl look but a boy look as well and after seeing someone on the crafty sewing mommas group post a picture of a bunch of super hero capes, I thought this would be interesting to try it out with this pattern. I had an idea of how I wanted it to look and just went head on into it. I ended up modifying it as I went. :D It didn't turn out bad at all, but now I know exactly what to do with the girls! :D







So there is my 3 designs. I do have pictures for a tutorial for the very first design, the Circle Tunic, but that of course is all on my computer, so when it gets fixed I will add that!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :D

11 comments:

  1. Wow, how creative you are! I love how you adapted it for a boy as well.

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    1. Thank you! All my kids love his super hero cape and have been taking turns wearing it. Totally cracks me up! :D

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  2. the super hero cape is soooooo fun. What a great collection of different re-mixes!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so excited to see what you came up with!

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  3. Wow! You were really busy making lots of very creative designs! Turning the pattern into a cape was genius!

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    1. Thanks! I'd post the pictures of my girls trying it on, but it was a total belly shirt on them! I need to get to work on theirs! :D

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  4. very pretty, i really like all the girly girl ruffles. I BET she wanted to wear it every day.

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    1. I really didn't think she would like it as much as she does. She's usually the one that doesn't care. lol She wont let her sisters touch it though! :D

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  5. I want to try to make a superhero cape. We have way too many "princess dresses" and not enough girl hero costumes. Thanks for the idea.
    Deborah
    http://sewmuchtogive.blogspot.com

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  6. The ruffles are great! I'm not surprised she likes it so much!

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  7. I love your tunic! So many fabrics, and yet it "works!" I also love the idea of making the superhero vest rather than the plain cape; it cuts down on the choking hazard.

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