Yay, it's week 2 of Project Run and Play! (I keep feeling like I should say, yay! I can't believe I made it to week two!) I am ever so glad I did though, because I really like the outfit I made for this week's theme! I really wasn't sure what to do for Stripes and Polka Dots, since there are just SOOOOOO many things that could be done for it! But then I found this really great fabric with finger painted swirls on it, and knew I wanted to make an art smock.....
I guess I'll start with the under layers of this look and build up to the smock part! I made the top out of a great painterly style stripe, I really liked the colors, and they just screamed "ARTIST!" at me.
There are 9 buttons down the front of this shirt in 2 different sizes, I splatter painted raw wood buttons, before sealing them, in order to tie in the paint theme. There is a slight gather at the bottom of the yoke, to pull some of the neck fullness that was taken out by the addition of the yoke to front of the shirt.
She made me promise to crop any of her belly out, so the top of the pants is slightly missing in this shot, I love my modest little girl! There is a small bit of room in these pants at the waist so she can keep on growing without OUT growing these before next fall, while still fitting well enough for now.
Okay, and now for the smock, which was the inspiration for the whole outfit!
I began with an amazing grey linen oil cloth, I found it on Etsy, and it was sort of funny, because the fabric was HERE in Korea, but they wanted to mail it to the states before sending it back here to me in Korea.... Luckily I was able to get it sent to a friend with an address off base here in Korea, so that it didn't have to go that circuitous a route!Camelot fabrics
The back of the smock crosses over, and the only seams are on the shoulders,
The whole thing slips over her head and leaves her arms free to move easily. I bound all the edges in my stripe fabric, and like the thread, I think any dripped paint wouldn't hurt the painterly stripe at all!
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Edited to add: And if you are keeping up with So You Think You're Crafty, the results from week 2 are in, and I came in second with my knitted clown hat! Here's the link to show the break down of the scores! I can't wait for Monday's crafts to go up, I'm pretty excited about what I made!