I have loved sewing along with Project Run and Play. There is just no way I would be sewing this much if it weren't for these little challenges. Much to the dismay of my husband, I am officially addicted to sewing. ; )
This week's challenge was to create a look inspired by a fashion icon.
I chose Katharine Hepburn as my fashion icon because she represents a strong, powerful woman who isn't afraid to take risks (she wore pants when women just didn't wear pants).
I had some polka dot chiffon in my fabric bin and decided to go with that. I knew I didn't want to do an exact replica of Katharine's looks because I wanted to put my own spin on it.
Katharine was known to have a more tom-boy flavored wardrobe (which I love!), because of that I opted to add the black yolk on the dress. High necklines were very popular in the 40's so I wanted to make a mandarin collar with polka dot ruffles peeking out. I would love to do a tutorial on adding the yoke and the mandarin collar but I just kind of made it up as I went. Honestly, I consider myself lucky that it worked out.. haha! Maybe next time I'll document my steps, for the sake of anyone interested as well as my own. ; )
I made the black coat from some boucle-looking fabric I found at the Walmart dollar-a-yard section years ago (man I miss that!). The coat is fully lined!!! Woot, woot!
This is my first time drafting a coat; I'll be making lots more coats in the future.
|Spying on the neighbors.. oops!|
|A little bribery goes a long way. : )|
Here's the get up without the Little One..