Winter Brights: PR&P Season 11, Week One


Project Run and Play Season 11 is here! This week’s theme is ‘Nothing but Knit.’ Without further adieu, Winter Brights!
Tassels_in_the_WindNothing like a couple tassels blowing in the wind, right? :P

For The Story and The Sewing, visit the voting post at Project Run and Play (and vote for me!!).

The Patterns:
My own eared hat pattern
Rowan Tee by Titchy Threads (turtleneck pattern hack via tutorial by Petit a Petit and Family)
Mont Blanc by Sew What Club
Abby’s Footed Tights by The Wolf and the Tree

The Fabrics:
cream faux-fur on knit backing
blue-green pebble textured nylon/elastine
gold t-shirt yarn
chartreuse/tan striped sweater knit
floral scuba knit
neon coral nylon/lycra activewear knit

The Location:
Historic Commercial Street, Springfield MO

The Girl:
my own!
289_2The Photoshoot:
266_2 286_2 271_2 322_2Working on her fighting stance. Ha!319_2314_2 361_2 368_2 370_2325_5 338_2 371_2 375_2311_2 307_2 377_2 305_2 301_2The Details:
016_3My Winter Brights look, all laid out.011_3I love the way this jumper turned out! I modified the original pattern by adding a full lining, eliminating the separate waistband, and creating a high-low hem with some crazy angles in the back that resulted in a cool coattail look. I also made my own tassels out of knit fabrics. I took the theme very seriously–only using knit fabrics and thread. And fold over elastic. Is fold over elastic knit? I mean… it does stretch, so….067_3 070_3I knew I wanted to make my eared hat for at least one PR&P look, and I think it lends to the style of this outfit quite well. Emerson loves it and insisted on wearing it even while eating¬†her post-photoshoot ice cream reward.
051_3Some understitching.055_3All-in-one elastic waistband detail.
049_3Fully lined! I used a cheat seam on the lining side seam for turning so that my closing hand-stitches wouldn’t be on the hemline.021_3 043_3I knew that it would be important to finish the seams of this loose sweater knit fabric, but I wasn’t sure how I would accomplish this until I went digging through my FOE drawer. I had just enough of this color – destiny! Now I have no fear of my seams unraveling in the wash. Plus it’s really pretty to look at. :)

That’s all! If there is anything you have a question about, please ask in the comments. It feels good to be using my camera and sewing just for fun again. Please be sure to check out the other designers’ looks and vote for your favorite (me me me, I hope) on the Project Run and Play blog.

And of course, The Nope:


15 Comments Winter Brights: PR&P Season 11, Week One

  1. Audrey

    Tasha! This is all so good. The skirt, the scuba knit fabric, the contrast, the FOE. That hat, tho…my favorite!
    I was seriously doubting myself before your post went up today. Here was my thought process: knit fabrics can be so casual, and so I either needed to spice it up via the fabrics or the photoshoot. So I chose to go bold with my photoshoot. I was afraid I went too daring and was way out of line (I even got a negative comment on my blog about white kids playing at being black kids…) Anyway, I was so happy to see your look and what I perceived to be the same line of thought; you spiced up knit fabrics via the fabrics themselves and the patterns. Thanks for confirming my gut feeling about this challenge, and for all the nope photos and for sticking true to your style! You rock!

  2. Deborah

    I really like your color combinations, and I like your blog post too. What video program did you insert into your blog post? I’d like to try something like that too!


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