The theme for this week’s Project Run and Play All Stars challenge was “All in the Details”. I think that is the broadest theme EVER so I had a really hard time with it. I skipped ahead to week 4 and completely finished that before coming back to week three last week. I started 2 outfits that just didn’t work out before deciding to make a baby outfit. Sewing for Lena is always fun! I bought some gold spandex for week 2 but it didn’t end up working. I had to use it though so thought a dress with a cute gold collar would be perfect.
I also used a screenprinted triangle/arrow fabric that I originally printed for week 4 and also didn’t use. So this outfit it a mash-up of leftover fabrics. If you saw my instagram photo of my messy hand, that was when I printed this fabric! It is really bold so its a little too much for a whole outfit. I decided to make it into the yoke and part of the front yoke and kept the black running through the outfit with the buttons.
One of my favorite “details” is buttons so I guess you could say that is my detail of choice for this outfit, although I used lots of other “details” also, like custom fabric, sleeve cuffs, gathers and a bow. But don’t the buttons down the back of the dress look so cute?
The buttons for the bloomers were originally dark green. I was just so sick of running to the fabric store for MORE BUTTONS. I raided my button stash for sets of 4. Most of my buttons come in sets of 2 or 3 but not 4. But I did find these green ones and spray painted them with Rust-Oleum plastic paint (I’m genius, right?!) and an hour later I had four buttons and I didn’t have to go to the fabric store!
A baby outfit is not complete without little shoes! How about gold ones?!
This started out at my least favorite theme, but once I got going on this outfit I had so much fun putting it together. I added a big bow headwrap to complete the look.
This is totally my favorite! I love the sweet little model and the gold accents. So sweet and original.
Oh my goodness I looooooove this outfit so much. I need one. :) great job Kate!
Such attention to detail! What a stunning look on an adorable little baby.
So cute! Going to vote now!! :)
Wow, this is so classy! It is true, a good row of buttons make me happy too! I just hate doing the work to get them… ;) Looks great, congrats Kate!
Love this so much Kate! Those little bloomers are about the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!
Kate! I love this! Little Lena is such a cutie pie…I love the touches of gold and the printed fabric-fabulous! Have you tried the buttons in the wash yet? I was debating about whether or not to paint some the other day, too! lol. Anyways…love it!
Oh my! Total cuteness overload :D I love this, I’ve got to make something like this for my niece, ASAP. Awesome work as usual!
This outfit is too cute! I love the combination of vintage and modern styles! And those crib shoes are darling!!!
I have to say… I think this is one of my favorite outfits that you’ve ever done. So cute! I love the color pallet and all the little details. Home run!
I just can’t get enough of this, Kate!!! LOOOOVE it! I’d just like you to know right now, my week 4 outfit is done and photographed – you’ll see why I’m saying that next Friday, but let’s just say, I couldn’t love the gold and pink together more! Those booties are glorious – and the screenprinting makes the outfit so interesting. Lena is so cute – she needs one of these pictures enlarged like 800 times and plastered on her bedroom wall. :)
I love gold lamé. A million years ago (circa 1977) I had an awesome gold lamé windbreaker type jacket. What a great idea to use it as an accent for little details in the outfit.
P.S. Voted for you:)
Lena is so darling Kate! Love what you made. The gold is the perfect touch! Bravo my friend! :)
soooo cute kate! love this, especially the little peak of your screenprinted fabric again. gold and pink together is awesome, i agree.
This is incredible!! The screen printing looks terrific, and it looks so great with the softness of that sweet blush fabric. Great job, and Lena looks adorable in it!
I love this! It got my vote. It’s so YOU, you know? Our styles/aesthetics are so different but I really appreciate and love your style. So classy ^_^
Your baby is precious! Love all the buttons on the outfit!
Simple Simon and Co
Kate—-love everything but especially all those black buttons down the back! Adorable!
Love the little outfit, the bow head wrap topped it off! Any chance of a tutorial on that? X
Ohhh Kate! This is all beautiful…ALL! <3
Your looks this PRAP have been so splendid Kate! I just love your design elements and attention to details! They are all so fun and amazing!!!
What material did you use for the shoes and peter pan coller
caroline @ sew caroline
absolutely LOVE this, Kate!!! gold is my favorite– definitely a winner!