Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Project Run and Play!!!

Project Run and Play is holding open auditions this year!
If you don't know about Project Run and Play you should head over to their blog and watch this series progress. Project Run & Play is kind of the blogger's version of Project Runway except with kid clothes. The ladies chosen as contestants have been super talented and I actually started this blog after I found the contest in hopes that one day I would be invited to play.... but now that they are reserving two spots for people to be voted in. After reading this I got to work.
I first made a dress for my entry but even though the dress was a cool design with a neat fabric combination I felt like I need something a little different to get me noticed. So I choose to do a romper! A Rainbow Romper =)
Rainbow Romper

I wanted the romper to have the look of a dress but really be shorts, which are more practical for play.

Rainbow Romper
I also wanted the romper to be easy to take off and put on so I put a 14 inch zipper all the way down the front. This made it really practical for my 4 year old to go to the bathroom.
Rainbow Romper

I used one of my daughter's t-shirt to make a pattern for the top of the romper and then a pair of her shorts to design the bottom half. I am going to post the tutorial here.

Rainbow Romper

But in true Run & Play style I couldn't just do a romper- so I made a matching outfit for Samantha, one of the Waldorf dolls I made.
Rainbow Romper
Her navy blue romper is fastened with Velcro down the front and sports the same rainbow belt and light blue piping around the arm holes and neckline as the bigger outfit.
Rainbow Romper
Then to accessorize... I choose to make a reversible bucket hat. One side is a rainbow print and the other is the navy blue.
Rainbow Romper
Rainbow Romper
Ok, that is it. My entry. I am so excited, I really, really want to play.

Rainbow Romper
So keep your fingers crossed!
Rainbow Romper
Rainbow Romper

Check out the competition:




Thanks for looking! Hope you all have a great day!

13 comments:

  1. This is really cute! Good luck

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  2. so cute! i love the matching outfits...not sure my mom ever attempted that with me and my dolls! best of luck in PRP - it's awfully intimidating to enter, isn't it? Scary stuff!

    jess @
    tupelocreative.blogspot.com

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    1. Really scary! Can't wait for tomorrow!

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  3. Love this!!! If I were a judge, I would make you a finalist. This is so original, bold, and fun! Your pictures are awesome too!

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    1. Thanks for your comment! You made my day!

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  4. Oh my gosh! I love love love this! I especially like the matching doll outfit. I hope they recognize your talent! Love it!

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  5. How cute! Love it!! Good luck!!!!!

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  6. My daughter and I love it! The doll with matching outfit puts it over the top! Good luck in the competition. JMF

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  7. Both Liz and I were talking about your darling retro jumper! We both want one for our girls....it is just the perfect summer play outfit.

    Thanks for entering Season 4 of PRP...we can't wait to see what you sew next!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment, you made my day!
      I certainly will try again if they have open auditions next season.
      Jessica

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  8. What pattern did you use for the hat?

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    1. I used the Oliver + S Bucket Hat pattern from the book Little Things to Sew. Really recommend it! This pattern & all their patterns turn out exact everytime!

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  9. Just have to say... this is so incredibly cute! Once my little is out of diapers, it's totally going to be on my list of to makes! I'm pinning it so i don't forget!

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