And now to what this post is about....last week of Project Run & Play sew along competition. For me this week's theme - signature look - has been the most fun for me. I have been able to do what I think I do best. My own ideas and no restrictions. I am unfortunately not one of those people who gets more creative when restrictions are applied.
I was even more organized this time and started as early as last weekend AND I was finished today almost a whole hour before I had to pick up Wilma from preschool. Progress!
When I found out about the theme for this week I knew I had to do something with bright colors, corduroy and color block. But there is a side of me you have not seen so much here on the blog and that is my grandmother style side (flower printed fabrics, shirt dresses, t-strap shoes and cardigans).
This shirt is another kids version of a style I had when I used to have a women apparel business in Denmark years back. Okay it's not just a style....it is probably one of my favorites styles and the one that sold the best (measured on my small business scale) and that I am most proud of.
See photos below for the vintage dress that inspired me to make it back then and the dress and shirt I made for my collection. I still love love love those styles and wear them often.
I am not going to say so much about the shorts. They are the same model that I blogged about in this post just in a color block version.
Here you see the vintage dress that inspired me to make the shirt and the dress that you see further below. The smock/gathering on the vintage dress is made non elastic (I am guessing with a special machine?) and therefor you can have the placket in the front. If it was made with normal elastic smock/shirring the placket would be pulled away from each other in the neck area with smock/shirring....how do I know....hmmm, I might have tried that before I changed the design to fit my elastic smock :-)
Both photos taken by Kasper Thye.
The funny thing is that I personally (and I am not just saying this) prefer my design to the vintage dress. Way more sexy. On that note the dress that hit the stores back then got a button that closed the neck line up like 5 cm / 2 inches because the one on the marketing material is a little bit too sexy. Yes, the model looks stellar in it but it does not quite work in the real world. Especially if you like me prefer to dress people for their everyday life and not that one time a week (-month / -year / -century - take your pick) that you go to a party and need a dress like that.
The shirt has buttons on the front all the way down like Wilma's on the first photos.
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