Second week of Project Run and Play‘s Season 6 sew-along is here. I made it through week #1 alive. We’ll just take this thing a day at a time.
This week’s theme is Stripes and Polka dots.
And again, my goal was to use items I already had on hand. I thought I would kick things up several notches in the color department, as my last week’s design was monochromatic. Not only did I bring in some color, but I tried a new technique……patchwork stripes. I don’t think I can throw myself into the “quilter” category just yet, but I’m headin’ in that direction. I had to figure out some way to create stripes since I don’t have any striped fabric. If you look closely you can find dots in some of the stripes. I decided to go with a tiered skirt, simple tank-style shirt , and asymmetrical sleeveless cardigan.
For the skirt I used material from a couple of charm packs, and a couple of fat-quarter batik prints. The shirt is made from a curtain remnant. Cardigan is made from a ribbed knit. Pattern for shirt and cardigan were self drafted (shirt using instructions from improv sewing book). I used Ashley’s tutorial over at Make It & Love It for the skirt.
This was such a fun outfit to make. I was very surprised at how the skirt turned out. I really think it’s an art how quilters are able to choose fabrics the work well together. I don’t know all of the rules and am kinda glad about that. I just go with the flow. I also go with what I have. I really wanted to make a circle skirt, but quickly learned I didn’t have enough fabric for that. Tiered skirt it is!
I ended up using pretty long strips of fabric, so it kinda gave me the full effect of a circle skirt. I love that the soft elastic band around the waist of the skirt will give Curly Cutie several seasons of wear in this piece. She was very cooperative while allowing me to take pictures of her. And had a little fun along the way. It was cold, but she was glad to be outside for a few minutes.
She likes it and I’m glad!