Thursday, May 17, 2012

Project Run & Play, week 6 - Signature Look.

First of all I would like to say that I would LOVE more members of this blog - just putting it out there :-) Don't get me wrong I am VERY happy for my 10 members but a bigger party would also be GREAT. I know some of you will be thinking ahhhh another thing you have to sign up for (yes, Lone I know you will), but if you already have a gmail-email address then you have a Google account and all you have to do is sign in and press the become member button.....And if you don't already have a Google account it is super simple and easy to get one.........juuuust saying.

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.

And now that you all are going to have Google accounts you will be able to comment on this and future posts and I would love to hear those comments. Thanks.

This post has been featured on the following blogs:
Sumo's Sweet Stuff

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16 comments:

  1. Yes! love that shirt -both woman and the kid version (Wilma looks adorable!) I love the dress too. The short is crazy fun.

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  2. Love the shorts and the top, think it is time to get my shirring elastic back out.

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    1. YES go for it! Would love to see what you make with it!
      PS. Sewing like Mad has a (very empty) Flickr Group :-) http://www.flickr.com/groups/sewinglikemad/

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  3. Hola ! me gusta tu estilo y me encantaría acompañarte...
    Besos
    Carina desde Argentina

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    1. Thank you for joining and Google translate :-)

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  4. This is awesome,you have a great idea! i would love to try something like this.
    www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  5. LOVE those color blocked shorts! To die for cute! I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks!
    Sumo:)

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    1. Yay, thank YOU!! Looking forward to saturday :-) Mie

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  6. Oooh la la! Love love love that little top. Adorable. I want one in my size! And the dress is very va va voom. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week. I'm very insipred~

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  7. That is an adorable little top!!! I love shirring and on your top it works perfectly!!! Thanks for sharing Mie.

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  8. I love the little girl's blouse. Do you have a tutorial on how to make it?

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    1. I do not have a tutorial for it...yet!? I keep debating with myself whether it make sense to make a tutorial on a pattern you can't buy. I mean the pattern is not so simple that I can just give the measurements. What do you think? What would make sense?

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  9. Hi Mie, I've featured your shirred blouse today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/06/threading-your-way-features_09.html

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    1. Thank you so much Pam! And I have featured your featuring (and site) on Sewing Like Mad's Facebook page ;-)

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  10. Found you at Threading My Way and am your newest follower! Fabulous designs! Off to check out those darling shorts now! :)

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