Thursday, January 31, 2013

Valentine's Duds.

This week's challenge over at Project Run and Play is to create an outfit inspired by Valentine's Day.  I love Valentine's Day. I mean I LOOOOVE it.  So I just didn't want to pass this opportunity up.  For my look, I created a spring coat and a simple flutter sleeved dress that is perfect for a chilly Valentine's Day party.   


I picked up the blue plaid suiting fabric at the clearance section at Joann's months ago.  I thought it was a perfect subtle nod to the red of Valentine's Day.... so to the sewing table it went.   The coat ended up with an exaggerated collar, heart lined hidden side pockets, gathered waist, and two gold buttons.   I hate to admit this, but looking at the coat the lyrics to "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore  kept running through my head (the clean version of course! ; )).  Sing it with me..."I'll wear your grandad's clothes. I'll look incredible. I got this big ole coat from the thrift store down the road."   Yes, I'm aware the coat boarder-lines grandad's clothes.  But I kinda love that about it.  What do you think? 


The dress I sewed was something I wanted to make for a long time it's simple, flowy, and ultra feminine. It's the PERFECT play dress or dress up dress in my opinion.  I love it's understated simplicity.  The dress was made from a pair of old lightweight cotton curtains that has a lovely drape, so it was perfect for the gathered neckline and it was FREE.  My daughter has not taken this dress off since I finished it two days ago. Needless to say, I will make a million more of these. : )  If you love it as much as I do, I have a tutorial for a version of this dress coming soon.. so stay tuned! : )

Enough chatter.. here are the details...




Two gold buttons are better than one. Yeah? 


I added a sweet little wool heart to the inside of the coat to give it a bit of whimsy; in addition the heart is added proof that this is not Grandad's coat. ; ) 


Fully lined coats are where it's at. 
 The dress front:


Tiny details, two red vintage buttons on the front. 
 Two more vintage buttons on the back. 






 This is an amazing dress to twirl in. Makes my little Babes happy. 


 Put it all together now.

Little hands fit in big pockets. 



As an added bonus, here's how Babes would style the ensemble. 
Clothes pin earrings. 
Pink princess bag 
Glass angel in tow. 

The girl's got style. 

Loves,
Amber


27 comments:

  1. I cannot wait for the tutorial! That is such a gorgeous outfit!

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    1. Hopefully I'll get it up in the next week. : )

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  2. Amazing! I love the exaggerated collar on the coat and the dress is lovely,I can't wait for the tutorial!

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  3. I love the coat! Don't even question it! The heart in the lining is sweet, too.

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    1. Your comment gave me some much needed relief. : ) Thanks, I needed it!

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  4. absolutely gorgeous!!!! Your daughter is a great model, the details in the dress are perfect, I can't wait for the tutorial so I can make a zillion to have on hand for summer when baby girl is walking (gulp, walking...). The jacket is perfect, the oversized pockets and collar are so well balanced and the fit makes the proportions 'just right'.

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  5. I love that coat! Just beautiful! And add me to the "yay, tutorial!" chorus...that dress is just perfect for little girls. Great work!

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  6. The dress is absolutely adorable!
    Nicely done! I love the details on the jacket too.
    ~Michelle

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  7. What a great jacket and dress! They are so well made!

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  8. Yes, yes, yes! LOVE the dress.....I love your terminology: understated simplicity :).

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  9. Adorable! Love it! Love the clothes pin earrings too:)

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  10. I'm so jealous of the coat, it's amazing! I want one in my size :)

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  11. Hahaha! The clothespin earrings are the perfect match! That is adorable. I LOVE the coat and the breeziness of the dress is such a great pairing. Really amazing.

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  12. that coat is great! great job. love the dress as well!

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  13. Love the dress, my little is all about twirliness too :)

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  14. I love this coat! Pretty plaid, over-sized collar, double buttons.. I love it. The dress is really sweet too. =)

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  15. I love the coat, I want one for myself :)

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  16. Great job as always! Your talents continue to amaze me!

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  17. LOVE THE DRESS! It reminds me of a dress I've pinned a while ago... Can't wait for the tutorial!

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  18. I am obsessed with this!!! You are a creative genius!!

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  20. I love this. So pretty! I want a dress like this if not for me for my little. Great Job

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