The theme for this weeks (and sadly, the last week) Project Run and Play challenge is your signature look. Yes this week was hard, especially since I am still figuring out what my signature look is. I like a lot of different styles and fabrics. I guess you could say my signiture look is a casual, comfy, easy wearing look with a little twist of sweet girly-ness in there. Like I have said before my girls love a twirly skirt and ruffles but not an over the top girly-girl look. Cotton is definately the fabric of choice. We love prints, solids and of course we cannot forget stripes and polka dots. I love my little girls in overalls, but I also love the ease of dresses especially with all the trips to the potty. So I decided to combine the two. I really wish I would have had enough material to make exactly what I have envisioned but I’m still learning on the amount of fabric it takes to make all those ruffles. Crazy how fast one yard of fabric can go isn’t it? My little girls love their layers and ruffles so. Want to get them excited about a dress…sew some ruffles on there I tell ya! I’m a bit disappointed in my pictures this week, but it was really sunny out and none of us are feeling well. As you can tell, the girls were just not into taking photo’s this week. Plus there were so many butterflies flying around I couldn’t get them to stand still. The bodice for both of the girls dresses were simply made by using a pair of their overalls as a template. Then for the skirt part of this dress I used whatever I had for leftover material to make her skirt. Basically it is a layered simple skirt attached to the bodice. I planned on making a circle skirt but I just didnt have enough material. Then of course on the bottom of the skirt has ruffles. I decided to use buttons this time just because I knew they would look cuter and I wanted a little pop of color with the denim dress. But for ease I wish I would have used snaps. I just love snaps. Have I told you that before? I almost mod podged some snaps. Think it will work? Maybe I will give it a go, how cute would that be?! I made a simple little peasant shirt with flutter sleeves to be worn under the dress. I love the look of them together. But more importantly I love when my girls can dress themselves with ease and peasant shirts allow that. And really, even though they are super basic I just love the looks of a peasant shirt.
This little munchkin’s dress was made from a stretchy denim that I had. I should have really thought about exactly how the denim was going to work before cutting it, because a circle skirt made out of a stiff denim really doesn’t lay well. It really stuck out, like bad. Oh yes, my girl LOVED the fit of it, but I didn’t. So I just fixed it by putting in a few pleats in the front and back. It still gives a great shape without sticking out too much and luckily she still loves it!
I layered another circle skirt underneath with matching fabric to her sister’s dress. Again matching, but not too matchy-match. And of course more ruffles around the edges of both skirts. I made another peasant top to go underneath the dress. So there you have it…my signature look. Thank you so much the challenge girls! It really made me step out of my comfort level each week and try something new. I have learned so much about sewing clothes for these sweet little ones and now my girls have a bunch of handmade dresses from Momma. But more importantly I have some really sweet photo’s of my little girls and that right there is PRICELESS to me!