I’m ecstatic to be here sharing my first look for Project Run and Play. It’s truly a dream come true to be competing in Season 12. The other competitors are so talented and I’m excited to join them for this ride.
The theme for week 1 is Pokemon Inspired. Did you all catch Pokemon fever this summer? We got a tiny taste of it but it was quickly forgotten for days at the pool and afternoons with cousins. When the theme was announced I knew I was in trouble! After hitting the internet and talking with my kids we decided to go with the quintessential Pokemon icons- Pikachu and the all important Pokeball.
Pikachu is such a cute little character. That bright yellow was so fun to work with. I used the Blake Pattern from Mingo and Grace for the base of our look. It’s such a classic pattern that I turn to again and again.
I used this fabric from Joann’s. It was pretty thin but the texture and color were just what I was looking for. I lined everything and it worked wonderfully. Joann’s had this amazing zipper that totally changed the direction I was going for on this look. It matched the fabric perfectly and is reminiscent of Pikachu’s little stripes on its back. I couldn’t pass it up!
I added a detachable collar using the free Tiffany Collar from Made For Mermaids. Lace leggings (this fabric was a perfect match!) complete the outfit. Such a bright, fun look that will get worn often!
My little Poke Ball was actually a real challenge for me. I used the Sloane Skinny Jeans pattern from Violette Fields Threads for her super fun tuxedo stripe pants. This is as close to sewing jeans as I’ve gotten and I think I may be ready to tackle the real deal soon…baby steps 😉
I used a white denim and black sequin fabric for the pants. I topstitched my heart out and love the great finish it adds. The top is a take on the Calla Lily Crop Top. This shirt was almost scrapped after my original plan for it was a huge disaster. Let’s just say this gabardine and I got really friendly with the seam ripper. I’m grateful for my ever growing stash of trims because this ball fringe was absolutely meant to be! I love little happy accidents! Bonus points- Black and red are her new school colors so I know this top will get worn again and again!
I modified the top to use a facing since this fabric was so thick to begin with. I added length and straightened out the hi-low a bit. I love the boxiness of this top while still being fitted at the shoulders. My little miss felt like such a rock star in this look!
We headed to downtown Salt Lake for this shoot. It’s just a short fifteen minutes from us and I wish we went more often. These pics were all taken in a one block radius! Man, I love the city!
Thanks for joining me on this adventure! Make sure you head over to Project Run and Play to vote for your favorite look.