Signature Style

dsc_6583-2I’m sewing along with Project Run and Play again this week. This week’s challenge is Signature Style. I feel like I am in a place this year where someone could unknowingly pick out one of my outfits from a line up, but articulating why is always a struggle for me.

Some repeating elements in the looks I create are casual clothing, print mixing, a strong color story. My outfits usually have a lot going on but I feel I do a decent job at bringing it all together. If it’s not quite coming together as cohesively as I’d like, some Tie Dye Punch Maxi lock will fix it 😛 Also hats, we love some hats.

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This year I decided to go with tried and true favorite patterns I wanted to sew again, because Signature Style should really be like riding a bike, right? This outfit was very much a joy to sew.

I started building the outfit with the pants. I scored this denim, originally from Joanns at Austin Creative Reuse for a dollar. I knew I wanted them to be Momma Quail Patterns Just Chillin Sweats.  I used some star knit from my stash for the waistband and pockets. The ribbing for the pocket binding is from L’oiseau Fabrics. 

dsc_6548-2I made the pants in her size, size 5 but omitted the cuffs for a cropped look.

dsc_6539-2For the top I used the Legends Top from Sew Straight and Gather. I shortened the 3/4 sleeves a bit to put them right below elbow length for more of a half sleeve. The front of the top is made from a scrap I had left of Liberty of London knit my husband bought me for Valentines Day. I had just enough for the legends front and had she been a size up it wouldn’t have worked. I have had this on my list to do forever so now was the time!

The socks are Abby’s Trailblazing Socks from The Wolf and the Tree in bobby sock length. I used some Stenzo stripes from L’oiseau Fabric. 

dsc_6544-2The sleeves and back of the top are made from Navy stretch velvet from Zenith and Quasar. I’m sooo loving the velvet trend this season. I have sewn with velvet a lot in the past but its a special kind of awesome when what you already love happens to be on trend.

dsc_6630-2The cardigan is the Rondje Top from Eli Monster. I made this recently out of fleece and then was pretty obsessed with the idea of making it from flannel. The outer main is from fabric.com. The inner is Kaufman Shetland Flannel from IvoryThreads. The texture in the Shetland flannel is so amazing. Super soft and fuzzy like a cozy blanket. The sleeves are navy sweatshirt fleece from my stash, originally from Girl Charlee.

dsc_6629-2I coverstiched around the perimeter of the cardigan with Maxi Lock Tie Dye Punch in the looper so it would show on the collar.

dsc_6674The hat is the free Oliver + S Bucket hat. I made it unlined except for the brim from the same stretch velvet I used on the top. I made a little bow from the striped sock fabric. I wanted the hat to be soft and kind of floppy with the velvet. I didn’t use any interfacing.

dsc_6619-2I’m super in love with how the whole thing turned out.The colors, the textures are all very me and also very my daughter.  All of these pieces will work well with her existing wardrobe and will be super cute all together once the weather cools off a bit here in Texas.

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I had so much fun sewing along this season and watching the contestants compete. There were some really great makes this season. Huge congratulations to Gracious Threads for being the winner of Season 12!

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