Monday, January 13, 2014

Project Run and Play Winter Wonderland Challenge

It's that time again. Time for Project Run and Play  and it is Season 8. This is only my Second season that I am sewing along. Last Season I only managed two outfits and hoping my time management is a bit better this time around.
Week 1 is Winter Wonderland Challenge.....
We live in the East Bay area in California so winter for us doesn't necessarily mean below zero temperatures but we do have Winter and it is wonderful. We have to layer so this is what I tried to accomplish.
First I decided what I was going to make and next came.......
 I loved how all the fabrics came together with a wide variety of colors and textures.
It was all about pink,grey and white.
1.Polka dot Jacket: I bought the fleece a while ago and finally got to use it for her jacket. I just used one of her shirts to draw a pattern and circular cut for the two frills at the bottom of the jacket.It is easy to take on and off and when closed it is nice and warm if needed.
2. Recess Raglan T-shirt  made with pink and white knit from Girl Charlee . The snowflake was cut and attached with Pellon EZ steam (fabric also fom Girl Charlee) and top stitched!
3. the pants I used this wonderful grey suiting fabric and the drape is just perfect. I used the number 9 trousers from Shwindesigns  to cut the pants.I did widen the pant leg quite a bit at the bottom, Added a seam for drawstrings made with elastic so she can tighten it up around boots if we do head out to snowy weather at Lake Tahoe! I also moved the pockets from the back to the sides and added a zipper on the one side for snack money. I added some funky retro fabric with white bias binding on the bottom sides.
4.Felt hat with flower - I used This felt hat-how-to for a quick, cute winter hat.


for the first time since Ive had the blog we actually got in the car and headed out in the morning to get some pictures  in the open space between walnut Creek and Concord! .Miss Bella had quite some fun running around in the dust! and the weather was just perfect.
To get a nice smile picture is not happening yet but I've learned to just appreciate these funny faces to make it enjoyable for both of us!






Thank you for looking and I hope to see you next week for Week 2.

Girl Charlee Fabrics


  1. Super cute! Love the soft pink & grey combo =)

  2. The whole outfit is really sweet--I love that hat! It reminds me of the little caps they wear in Frozen :)

  3. I really love this outfit!
    We are in the middle of summer here in Australia and our winters are just not that cold so wasn't feeling all that inspired by this theme, but this outfit has won me over.
    All the details are gorgeous. I wanted to say my favourite thing was the coat (love the ruffles) but the pants are amazing too. The whole thing just comes together brilliantly :)

  4. Your jacket is so cute, but I wanted to warn you about the pink dotted fleece. It will pill if you wash it to vigorously in the washing machine. I made 2 different garments with that fabric as I loved the color. I threw one in the machine on normal. I was not happy with the pills that I saw. Therefore, I been washing them on gentle cycle.

  5. Oh, how I miss the Bay Area winters & the golden grasses! I love the outfit you made - the colors & that it's such a practical one for a child.

  6. Love the dotted fleece coat! The buttons and the frills add so much character.

  7. Gorgeous! I love all the textures and the military but girly style of the jacket!

  8. Great Winter wonderland look!
    with love,

  9. wow, all those details are amazing! I love the ruffles on the bottom of the jacket too! I also linked up to Project Run and Play... a bathrobe I made for my son!

  10. It looks cool, trendy and warm... a great combination, I think!!!

  11. ha ha! I so hear you on the funny faces! I've learned to take them to! I'm in love with that jacket!


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