So today is our final reveal for the All Stars Season. Each week has been full of beautiful photography and delightful clothing and this week is no exception.
The theme for this week is "Spring Formal Wear". Look through the designs, read all about them and then vote for your favorite. (If you can narrow it down to just one favorite!)
See Kate Sew--Vintage Easter
For the spring formal look I chose to make an Easter outfit. I have been meaning to make my boy some Sunday shortalls for a while now to show off his knobby knees. Oh, toddler knees! These are vintage inspired shortalls with buttons in the front. The suspenders cross in the back and have a little elastic to keep them up. They are made with a lightweight gray twill fabric.
The button-up underneath has a nautical style collar and 5 bright blue buttons. The button-up is made with lightweight gingham fabric and has a pleated yoke in the back. The shortalls have a little elastic in the back and working buttons straps in the front. Just the right amount of formal, but still very playful. I made 2 other shirts before deciding to go with orange gingham. I love how the modern bright colors update the vintage style!see kate sew!
Happy Together--My Southern Belle
This week is all about fancy, so I knew there needed to be some ruffles. I made the skirt first. It was inspired by my bed comforter actually. The mustard color fabric is a circle with the bottom cut off. I shirred a zig-zag and straight pattern around 2 times to get it to look like that, then a plain zig-zag stitch on the inner part. The top is made from a lace fabric with, you guessed it, more ruffles! And a faux button down front. I added some vintage buttons to the front and a little pleat to the back. I also made the tank top and the belt to match. This isn't exactly an everyday kind of outfit, but I know that the pieces can be paired with other things to dress it down a bit.
You can see more pictures and information about this outfit on my blog.
Living in coastal California, the ocean is a big part of our culture.
It is a place of serenity and peace. It is a study of opposites- rough yet gentle, hard and soft, tumultuous and calming.
For this last challenge, it is was our inspiration.
I Candy Handmade--Shoreline Dress
We chose to make this dress out of a beautiful matte ivory satin and layers and layers of ivory and Williamsburg blue tulle. Ocean colors. We wanted the effect to be subtle yet elegant. The skirt is a circle skirt cut out of the satin, with layer after layer of hand pleated tulle which was then attached to the ombre bodice. The skirt reminds us of ocean mist.
The bodice is deceptively simple. To create the ombre look, varying layers of tulle were stitched down onto the satin to create this textile.
Covered buttons and a delicate bow complete the look.
We really love how this dress turned out!
For more details and pictures, come on over to iCandy.
Jen & Autie
Shwin and Shwin--Two of Us
Girl. Inspired--All Dressed Up
Formal wear is probably my favorite type of children's clothing to design so I was looking forward to this week's challenge. I created a dress for an older child to wear to a formal wedding, but I could also see the same style worn with cowgirl boots at a more casual affair.
Girl. Inspired. And thank you for supporting this exciting and inspiring season of Project Run and Play - it couldn't have been more awesome!
Craftiness is Not Optional--Ballerine de Corail
I had SO much fun with this week's theme-"Spring Formal Wear"...and so did Sadie! After all, what's more fun than dressing up like a princess? Well....a ballerina!
See many more pictures of my coral ballerina over on Craftiness is not Optional!