It’s Friday which means another round of Project Run and Play All Stars is up at the Project Run and Play blog.
This week’s challenge was to work with 2 yards of chevron fabric sent to each of us by Riley Blake. We each got to choose our color, so I chose grey. It was a little bit of an impulsive decision but I figured it would go with everything. I’m glad I chose a neutral because I changed my color palette a few times before finally deciding. This was actually the first outfit I completed, since I already had the fabric!
The Zig Zag Tunic Dress was the first piece I made. It’s a trapeze style pleated tunic with (gold!) piping and 4 cute buttons down the front. There is a curved yoke and a skirt with plenty of room for play. The silhouette of the tunic is my favorite part. This tunic is faced and has elbow length ruffle sleeves. I’m working on the pattern for this dress-it’s out for testing right now, yay!
I just love how the dress turned out. I designed it to be a little on the short side, to be worn over tights or leggings. The buttons are from my vintage stash. When I got them in a bag full of buttons from my mom, I thought they were the most hideous buttons I’d ever seen. They look like petrified wood or something. But somehow they found a place among the zig zags and gold piping and I really think they just work for this tunic! Weird how much I hated them before!
The bubblegum coats gets its name from the gorg pink wool, obviously. It was really cold when I designed this so pink wool sounded sooo nice. I didn’t really have a direction for the coat when I started it, but it turned out surprisingly mod. If you’ve read for a while you might know that I love the sixties! The coat has a band, little gathers, two front pockets and a front button closure. It’s lined with a pretty floral.
What do you think? Click HERE to go vote!
That coat is precious!
Oh wonderful, you are a genius with little girls!
I love that dress Kate! the matching is perfection. But that coat. WOW I want it for myself…swooN!
Andrea @ The Train To Crazy
That coat! Wow!! It’s all so great!
This is just so precious Kate. innocent yet chic at the same time. I love the coat with it’s sweet lining and the piping on the chevron dress. It’s all so perfect!
Cute, Cute! Love the coat!
I love how you played with the print and made pleats! Great minds think alike ;)
Adorable! Pink and grey and gold – love!!! I bought some pink wool fabric, too, but I think it might take me a few years before I can bring myself to cut into it. Although your sweet coat and lining are sure tempting to copy!!! I love the lines on the dress – the curve of the piping and the perfect alignment of the pleats on your chevron- too cute!!
I LOVE the coat. I want one for me. Is the tunic dress supposed to be so billowy?
I LOVE that coat! I want it! :)
I sooo voted for you! and I will be honest – part of the reason was that I was hoping it would encourage you to make a pattern for that dress… and have me test the 3t… or 9-12m size :)
I LOVE this look. I voted for you :)
oh it’s so cute, Kate!! love the curved waist and especially love that bubblegum coat! Em’s dream coat, basically. ;)
What a great look! While the dress is darling, the coat is to die for!
sweet coat and lining :)