Today you get to see what the designers have created as their signature styles, but don't forget to add yours to the linky party too.
Good luck to each one of our designers! They have each poured their hearts into PR&P and have all done such impeccable work! A huge thank you to each of them! Remember it is one vote per computer...and the poll will be up through Thursday evening.
Sewing Like Mad-- Oh, Just ZIP it!
Okay, I am seriously surprised but certainly also very very happy and proud to have made it to the final round. Thank you SO much to all of you who have been supporting me - and encouraging me when it felt a bit uphill. Thank you! My signature style can be explained quite easily. Cosy and comfortable clothes with clean, urban lines, that looks stylish by focusing on a great fit, quality materials and techniques plus a few smart details here and there. To me knit dresses is really the essence of comfortable and stylish clothes. Everyone looks AND feels great wearing them. My kids love wearing them. This one has raglan sleeves, quite a full skirt (yay, twirling) and some simple, yet very effective contrasting details.
Nothing can add style to an outfit like a great jacket. I choose to make the Study Hall Jacket from Go To Patterns because it has a relaxed look and fit. But also because it is such a great basic with potential for the smart features that I have added. The original pattern have long sleeves but I really wanted to make a short sleeved jacket because it would be perfect with the long sleeved knit dress under. But let's be honest....short sleeves kind of limits the wearability and we are talking kids clothes here. Soooo what will satisfy both the designer and Mom in me? Long sleeves with zippers that easily transforms them into short sleeves course, yeah!! I must say I am pretty happy with that detail!
The other big thing I changed - and this is more of a design feature than a practical reason - I changed the front of the jacket from an exposed zipper to a build-in hidden zipper.
As always head over to Sewing Like Mad for more photos and info.
Lexi Made--Autumn Angels
I'm still having a hard time believing I have made it to week 4 of Project Run & Play! I never dreamed that being so new to the sewing blog world I would still be around but I am so grateful for this amazing experience. This has absolutely been a blast and I feel like I have learned so much about myself and even made some sewing friends along the way! When I thought about my signature look I thought about what I want people to think of when they hear "Lexi Made." In my designs I hope to portray classy yet fun and youthful pieces that can be layered or work individually. I want my designs to be wearable and age appropriate but still have lots of style. I like to add interest to simple designs by mixing fabrics and textures. For this week I stuck with my goal for creating a fall wardrobe for my girls. I decided to make two different dresses out of stretch denim that coordinate with one another. To make the dresses I started off using the Sunki pattern from Figgy's patterns as a base for the bodice. I shortened the zipper length by 4 inches and took in the sides by 1 inch as well as the sleeves. I also fully lined the bodice and then cut the dress at the bottom of the zipper to add my own self drafted skirt. I made one of the dresses without sleeves and then added a mesh/tulle fabric to make a flowy skirt. For added detail I put a button on each shoulder and used a cream knit for the sides of the bodice. For the dress with sleeves I added a button detail to coordinate with the shoulders of the sleeveless dress. I also added the mesh/tulle underneath the denim skirt to tie in both dresses. To make the cape I knew I wanted to design something that was a little more fitted and feel like a mix of a poncho, cape and coat in one. For a little detail I top stitched all the seams as well as a band along the bottom. I added 6 buttons to the front to coordinate with the 6 buttons on the dress with sleeves. To make the armholes I basically made welt pockets without the pocket bag. I fully lined the cape with a fun polka dot knit that I thought worked well with the cream wool. I decided to do a snap closure to make it easy to put on and off. To complete the look I decided to crochet a circle scarf with some yarn that matches the lining of the cape perfectly. For more details and photos of my signature look join me at my blog HERE. Thanks for looking everyone!
Emma & Mona--Mini Fashion
This week, I had no idea what to make until Thursday evening. So many beautiful things to choose from :-) Besides the difficulties of making a choice, I had to bake cake for my twins' birthday. 8 years old already?!
love making little dresses so I've made one this week. Emma is wearing a dress with sleeves. I played a little with the stripes in the front and back. The invisible zipper is situated in the middle of the back.
A beautiful ribbon finishes it up. There's a little hook to close the jacket.
Participating in this competition was a real honor.I' m glad to make it so far and I hope you love my designs this week!
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