It's officially Project Run & Play season!! Season 11, to be exact. And the first time ever I've sewn along with it.
*GASP* But Becca!! You LOVE theme sewing!
Darn skippy I do! I've made it my business for three seasons of Top Stitchers. But when it comes to Project Run and Play... and Kid's Clothes Week... and everything but "Me Made May"... I'm the last one to know. (And to be fair, if "Me Made May" didn't have the month in the title, I probably wouldn't know when IT was either.)
So I did this crazy thing over the last year. I planned.
*GASP* But Becca! You're terrible at planning!
*GASP* But Becca! You never read newslet-
SHHHHHHHHHHH! That stays between us! I might need to beg you all to read mine some day. Besides, I only needed to see the subject line to get enough advanced notice to partake in these super fun sewcial events.
SO HERE I AM - Week 1 of PR&P, and I'm squeaking in just hours before the Saturday linkup deadline with my "Nothing But Knit" entry.
So let's talk about it!! I made the Little Lizard King Perfect 10 top, lopped off with a sweetheart neckline, and a guestimated-gathered-tunic attachment. It's was my "French Terry Is Far Too Stable To Recreate This" attempt at this pin from Joyfolie:
I haven't given up on the recreation efforts yet, but probably will wait and make it myself when I stitch up my own Spring Capsule Wardrobe.
That beautiful carousel fabric is among the awesome collection of digital print panels at Mabel Madison. You'll be seeing the larger, darker half of the print next week for Everett's spot on their Valentine's Tour. (Tune in to their facebook group for the details on that!)
The leggings are a combo of blush stretch velvet from Walmart (Whaaaaaaaaat??? I know!!) and sequin mesh - probably from Joanns. It's my second pair of glitter tights using the Jennuine Design Dressage Legging pattern, and I'm telling you - I can't make these fast enough to keep up with this growing kid! I had to add 7 INCH CUFFS TO THE BOTTOM OF THESE 4T'S! Growing like a weed, I tell you.
All in all, it's not a "win" but it's not a "loose." If the tunic doesn't get much wear, I cut the skirt long enough to use it for another project. Probably a Bimma hoodie. I'm beating a dead horse with that pattern. (Not these ones though. They're on a carousel. So TECHNICALLY they were never alive to begin with...) But hey, if it aint broke, don't fix it, right!? And the leggings - we'll chalk that up to a very valuable "always check the growing child's inseam before cutting your precious fabric" lesson.
And before you go thinking "will Becca make another PR&P deadline!?" for next week's "Everyday Cosplay" theme... You'll be proud! It's already done, and photographed, and the details await you next week!
Happy weekend friends! From my smiley family to yours :)