Queen [EB]: PR&P Season 11, Week Three

Welcome! I made it to week three of PR&P! This week’s theme is All That Glitters. My blog + business are both called Glitter+Wit, so I really hope I lived up to any expectations that may have been made from my name. HA! Enjoy!
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For The Story and The Sewing, visit the voting post at Project Run and Play (and vote for me!!).

The Patterns:
My own crown headband pattern
MG2715 by Mingo & Grace, modified to become a top (which EB decided worked better as a jacket)
Self-drafted tank
Self-drafted skirt

The Fabrics:
Liberty of London gemstone print lawn
green+black striped/polka-dotted/floral embossed silk
black+silver fused lace with glitter
gold foil digital print neoprene
black tissue-weight rayon shimmer jersey

The Location:
Our own sunshiny living room, Springfield MO

The Girl:
None other than Queen EB, who is actually taking her turn with illness this week. Just a cough and slight fever, but still a trooper to take such great photos! She loves the outfit, so I guess that helped, too. :)
040_1The Photoshoot:
008_1 031_1ME: Okay, now drop the skirt…
032_1ME: Seriously…drop it…
033_4She thinks it’s hilarious to torture me so during photoshoots. Why aren’t there emoji in blog posts? Insert crying-laughing emoji here.
012_1 023_1 020_1 036_1This is how EB insisted the outfit should be worn: skirt slung low on the hips + open-backed top worn as a jacket (which is why I drafted the tank right before the photoshoot).
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039_1Her wish was my command. I really loved that she wanted to have a say in this outfit. Usually I have to bribe her with chocolate chips, but she was loving the attention this time!
070_5 093_4A look at the tank beneath the “jacket.”
113_1How I had envisioned this week’s PR&P look: skirt worn at the waist, open-back top worn as such. I’m glad she pushed me to add another piece this week. In fact, I think I may like her way even better than my own!
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086_1The Details:
166_1149_1 097_1Okay, I guess I do prefer the skirt length when worn at the waist…
137_1Bow in back…
048_1bow in front!
050_1 046_4I had a lot of fun mixing prints and textures this week. About halfway through, I was worried it wouldn’t turn out. That black+silver tank tied it all together.
095_4The edges of the tank, as well as the straps, are made from my good old friend Foldover Elastic. You need some.
129_1The crown is my own design. I sell them in many different fabrics (they are a big hit at local indie craft fairs!), but this print is one of my first (and one of my favorite). The fabric is a gorgeous Liberty of London Tana Lawn. It is covered in a mosaic of colorful gemstones and jewels–match made in heaven for an All That Glitters theme.

Last (but never least), The Nope:
126_1As always, check out the designers post at PR&P here (and vote for your favorite, which I hope is ME!). You’ll find more information about the inspiration for my look, and the sewing techniques I employed. Until next time!

9 Comments Queen [EB]: PR&P Season 11, Week Three

  1. Jenn

    I love all these pieces- especially the way you pleated the skirt along the stripes a la Anna’s coronation dress. I think I do need some fold over elastic- I’ve heard it referenced many times, but never tried it. Your various uses here are convincing me.

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