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If you’re here from Project Run & Play, Welcome! Read below for project details and inspiration. If not, please head over to Project Run and Play and vote for me! At least if you like the look I made for Penelope.
Our challenge this first week was to create our own version of Dana’s Circle Skirt tutorial. I knew I wanted to go a little outside the box for this one, so I decided to incorporate the circle motif into a flouncy top. I also wanted this look to be girly, but comfortable for play. It’s both of those things, Penelope had so much fun running around in this little outfit! See below for all of the little details.
My cousin-in-law gave me her old burgundy cardigan originally as an option for refashioning my wool coat way back when. I didn’t end up using it for the refashion, but the color worked so perfectly with penelope’s top I decided to refashion to Penelope’s size. I added mis-matched buttons and created an asymmetrical button front. It sure is cute all buttoned up.
I drafted the bodice from a newborn onesie pattern (adjusting the size to fit Penelope was a tad tricky), so it would be easy for her to pull over her Esplin head without buttons or zips. I used a patterned sweater knit for the dress and left the edges raw, but reinforced the raw edges (neckline and hem) with double needles. I added grey chambray details to the waist and sleeves. I like that they’re almost all on the same line so it reads as one long grey stripe across Penelope. The bow was a little sweet detail that I just couldn’t resist. How adorable are little girls with bows?
The back has adjustable ties, and with the sizing of this top it will grow as Penelope does.
I drafted from a pair of her old leggings (using this method) using an interlocking knit in pink. The pink leggings with the teal top was much to sweet for my taste, so I dyed the leggings orange. I LOVE this color. It’ll be perfect for any season. I considered for a moment to do an ombre, but ultimately I thought that I would, perhaps, be piling on too much. One thing I’ve learned from the real Project Runway was edit, edit, edit.
This outfit was paired with her little grey booties from H&M that have little bows on the sides. How perfectly coordinated is she? We had a lot of fun modeling this outfit.
I do hope you’ll head over to Project Run and Play and vote for my entry!!