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PR&P Week 1: Winter Wonderland - Falling Slowly


Today is the day!
I can't tell you how nervous and excited I am!
I finally get to show you one of my looks on Project Run & Play!


Originally I was going to do a boy look for this week, but this idea of a snowflake dress would not leave my mind, and in the end I couldn't help it. 


I had a couple of different ideas on how to make this dress, so it took me a few sketches to figure out which one I wanted to go with.
I'm a very visual person, so sketching is always a must!

I finally decided on a white lace overlay with an ivory satin under-dress and it turned out perfect.
It reminds me of the soft new snowfall on top of the old and hard snow.


The back has an invisible zipper connecting the overlay and under-dress. It also has tulle to add a little princess 'poof'.


I can honestly say that drafting the Juniper Trench Coat was one of the hardest things I've done, but I am so incredibly pleased with the outcome!


 It has princess seams, pockets, waist tie, back tabs, and a small bustle. There are also 11 buttons. I know that doesn't sound like too many, but it took me 2 weeks just to be able to get a hold of them all!
I used water resistant fabric for the outside and soft, warm minky fabric for the lining.


Lastly, we have the accessories.
Belt, Bow, Purse, and Hat
I made them out of faux leather, felt and left over lace.
A girls gotta have her accessories!


And now, we can dive into more pictures!!

Enjoy!


I didn't want to leave out pictures of just the clothing, although I'm very partial to that silly, crazy kiddo that's been modeling them!


One of my biggest things I wanted to accomplish is making items that will be worn a lot.
I know the dress is going to be worn all year round and as soon as Zoe grows out of it, Paisley will grow in! As much as I would like to say that it will only be worn on special occasions, I'm sure Zoe is going to find a way to get some bug searching done while wearing it. She is such a tomboy in a disguise!
Now the trench coat is not really a stand alone item....you will still want to add some items of clothing underneath. You don't want a little flasher running around! 
It's the perfect little coat though. The minky makes it very warm, so Zoe has been wearing it everywhere and groaned whenever I told her not to get it dirty before our picture shoot! 
I've been really excited to show off this look and hope you love it too!


Thank you so much for coming over! 
You can head back over to Project Run & Play and vote for your favorite look! 
I would love to show you what I have up my sleeve for next week!

Patterns:
Dress: Sweetheart under-dress - drafted by me. 
Trench Coat: Juniper Trench Coat drafted by me.
Purse: Modified Bow Purse from Elm Street Life
Hair bow: made by me.
Croquis models for sketchesPinterest Board.

38 comments:

  1. Beautifully done! The hat and belt do well completely the look.

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  2. Great job, Karly! I'd 100% wear this in my size! I love the lace and neutral coat color, and the belt ties it together nicely. She looks beautiful!

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  3. You created that trench coat! I'm so impressed. I love it. That bustle is precious. I'm in love with the hat too. It's just perfect...

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  4. What a beautiful little model you have! I love her expressions. Also, that trench really is perfect and I want one for my daughter. Your leather bow accessories are the perfect touch and not overdone. Great job!!!

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  5. I love your take! The dress is so sweet and that trench coat had to be a labor of love. :) Everything looks lovely!

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  6. So pretty! Love the lace on the dress. Great job!

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  7. Beautiful clothes, gorgeous pictures. Well done, Karly!

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  8. My 2.5 year old son sitting next to me looks over and goes "Pretty." I think that about sums it up! Love it :)
    -Amy

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  9. What a doll she is!!
    that lacy overlay on the dress is beautiful.
    great job.
    can't wait to see a boy look from you!

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  10. the coat is absolutely beautiful!!! Great job!

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  11. Karly, you blow me away! Not only is this gorgeous AND functional, but you were able to make 6 pieces with 5 children running around. Yeah, you're kind of a big deal.

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  12. I love EVERYTHING! You make me want to have a lace dress! And the coat you drafted looks amazing. Beautiful photos too!

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  13. What a great vintage look! Well done...I'd take a coat like that in my size! And the 'outtakes' are priceless!

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  14. Just gorgeous Karly! I love the "vintage" feel of this look.

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  15. It's all so gorgeous!! I love, love, love that coat.

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  16. Perfect, perfect, perfect!! I totally feel you on those buttons, especially with your location, very impressed! A simple and elegant look that exudes class.

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  17. The trench is so great karly! I love the dress with the overlay. It is exactly what I think of when I think of a snow flake dress. The accessories make the look, but that trench is really spectacular. :)

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  18. Amazing outfit - loved that you made the accessories as well. So great together and versatile as separates as well.

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  19. The back of the coat and the sweetheart neckline are my favorite details. Nice work!

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  20. A girl has to have her accessories, doesn't she??? My favorite part? The hat - so Downton, if you ask me!!

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  21. You got my vote because the accessories sealed my indecision {there were a lot of talent shown on the theme on PR&P!} I love this outfit! You did a fantastic job. The hat was my fave :)

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  22. absolutely adorable -- the clothes are perfect on the girl and the girl is fabulous

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  23. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this whole ensemble...the jacket is to DIE FOR...please tell me you will be releasing it soon. do you have a tester group because I NEED to be in it.

    oh, and I voted for you :-)

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  24. My favorite!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the whole look!!

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  25. Your daughter looks just like you!!! Love the buttons and detailing on the trench coat--it pairs nicely with the lace dress. Beautiful ensemble!

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  26. Fell in love with this dress and accessories! I vote for you!

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  27. Beautiful! I especially love the subtle bustle on the trench! And your little model is A-dorable!

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  28. Very cute :)
    I really like the back of the coat.

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  29. Yay Karly, you did great! and your daughter is so adorable in those pictures :)

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  30. I love the dress and accessories but that coat is fabulous. You did a great job and I like the new site!

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  31. Congratulations! A win well deserved!

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  32. Hey Karly! My bloglovin´feed as been non stop and I'm still trying t catch up on last week's post... phew... I wanted to come earlier to tell you this outfit is AMAZING in every way, and you were my winner from the moment I saw them all. I'm so happy you really did win this week. Good luck for the second.

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  33. WOW!! I want this in my size :) Gorgeous job!!

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  34. Saw your post in the SNAP group and you have some MAD sewing skills. I love your style too.

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