Our guest judge this week is the most fabulous Rae of Made by Rae who you all know and love. She is here with us this week to celebrate OUTERWEAR week....which we are so excited about!
Hello everyone! I'm Rae from Made By Rae and I'm so excited to be the guest judge for Project Run and Play for Outerwear Week! I LOVE making outerwear for kids. Coats and jackets and hats get worn every single day, especially this time of year, so it's fun and rewarding to see all of my hard work paying off with repeated wear.
I've made lots of coats and jackets in the past (more on that in a moment), but I really wanted to make something new to show you for this post, so in true Project-Run-and-Play-style I whipped up this little purple poncho and headband in just a few hours the other night. Just doing this little project made me really appreciate the contestants and how hard it is to do the full looks that they're doing every week (and also really glad that it's not me, haha)!!!
Ponchos are so easy and quick to make. It's great to throw on over her clothes when we need to get somewhere in a hurry. I'm thinking I might make this available as a free pattern on my blog so let me know what you think!
Here are just a few of the other outerwear projects I've made for my own kids over the past couple years (click on the images to go to the post on my blog and read more about each one):
This little nautical fleece coat got a ton of use as my son's favorite for two years in a row! Now that he's outgrown it my daughter wears it too.
This fleece hat is another thing that has been worn (by my daughter) two years in a row:
It is available as a free tutorial on my blog and can be made for boys or girls!
This fall I made this Oliver+S duffle coat for my son Elliot
And this winter I made a fleece jacket for my daughter Clementine:
With a crochet hat to match!
Thanks so much for having me over as a guest judge -- I can't wait to see this week's entries!