I told you it was going to be slow around here, didn’t I?! I’ve been working away on my craft show inventory, but I just HAD to take a break and sew up an entry for this week’s Project Run and Play sew along. The theme is DENIM. After winning week one’s sew along (woop woop!), I decided not to participate in week two. I mean, what are the odds I’d win both weeks…right? I hadn’t given week three’s denim theme much thought until I saw the contestants’ denim looks. I scrolled through all four outfits and immediately knew what I would have sewn if I were a competitor. I couldn’t believe no one sewed a true blue denim on denim on denim look! I got to work and here we are, 36 hours later–I couldn’t be happier with the result!
#Sorrynotsorry for the insane number of very-similar-to-one-another photos. Just scroll fast if that kind of thing annoys you. But do watch for the paragraph or two with all the details. :)
SO. This three piece denim outfit was inspired by two designs I’m currently working on for my shop (the hat and apron/pinafore (what would you call it?)), and a pattern that I la-la-love (Mingo & Grace’s Charlie dress).
Pattern: Self-drafted hat. I’ve been showing a lot of these on Instagram as I work towards perfecting the pattern. This is one of three views. I don’t actually plan on selling the pattern, but I am susceptible to flattery.
Size: I’m working on making this pattern for both knits and wovens; this size will probably end up being the 2T knit size (largest size I plan on drafting–do you think older kids would wear this?).
Fabric: Repurposed stretch denim from some of my own old jeans. The center panel is cut from a slightly darker denim than the sides. This hat is also lined with a vintage floral knit. No photos, my bad. The hat is bound in blue fold over elastic.
Pattern: Self-drafted-ish apron. I used the Schoolhouse Pinafore pattern by Too Sweets as the basis for this design. The Too Sweets pattern starts at size 12m, but my apron will be sized for 6m-4T. I don’t feel like explaining all the changes I made, so you can just check out the Schoolhouse Pinafore and compare and contrast to your heart’s content.
Size: Rough 18m with 2T length. Needs a slight adjustment to the waistband…
Fabric: Repurposed no-stretch denim cut from a skirt I used to wear ALL THE TIME but my husband hated it and I couldn’t fit in it anymore so it ended up in my repurposing dresser YEARS ago. Found it, tried it on (it FIT!!!), husband still hated it. :P
Pattern: Charlie dress pattern by Mingo & Grace. Modified by lowering the back neck to eliminate the need for a closure. Of course, that was an afterthought–had I PLANNED better, I would have eliminated the center back seam as well. Armholes, neckline, and hem all finished with different shades of blue fold over elastic.
Size: 12m width and 2T length. This dress has plenty of ease; E actually falls into the size chart for 18m, but I wanted a slightly slimmer cut.
Fabric: NOT REPURPOSED stretch denim from my local outlet shop.
So, there you have it. That is what I would have sewn if I were competing in Project Run and Play. This is How We Denim, guys. Enjoy ALL the photos.