Thursday, September 20, 2012

Project Run and Play Fashion Icon Week

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. 

Enough with the jibber jabber, here are way too many shots of the Little Lady. ; )

Spying on the neighbors.. oops!

A little bribery goes a long way. : )

Here's the get up without the Little One..



  1. Wow this is so beautifully made! That coat is gorgeous.

  2. I love this! Just gorgeous! And I think it's great that you put your own spin on it, too! Well done.

  3. Holy smokes! I am impressed! You are quite creative my dear.

  4. I see someone else couldn't resist sewing along ;-) I love the outfit and the inspiration.

  5. so, so cute...the clothes and your daughter! Great job!! It makes me want to head to my sewing machine and start sewing. I might need to put my current projects on hold next week so i can do Project Run and Play! This week's theme was my favorite.

  6. I am so in love with this whole outfit!!!! It is so darling!

  7. You are ridiculously talented, Amber. I'm obsessed with Avery in this dress. Make me one of those outfits, yes??

  8. that spying the neighbors photo is so funny & adorable !!!

  9. So cute! I want the dress and especially the coat in my size.


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