Monday, September 22, 2014

PR&P: Hand Me Some Purple

GYCT Tinley Tee and simple vest

This weeks Project Run and Play Challenge I wanted to make something fast, fun and great for everyday wear.  Since the challenge was called "Hand-Me-Down Makeover" I knew a little upcycling would be in order.

GYCT Tinley Tee and simple vest
I used two different items for this project.  First was a pair of purple fleece pants.  The second is a tunic length purple and white striped top.  I decided on these two clothing items because they were purple.  My baby girl  is a redhead and looks great in purple.  So that is where the inspiration for this outfit started.

GYCT Tinley Tee and simple vest

To start I grabbed my Tinley Tee pattern.  I chose to do the long sleeve version so she could wear this outfit through the winter.  Just add some leggings and it will be perfect.  

GYCT Tinley Tee and simple vest

I did make a couple of changes to the pattern top.  I added cuffs to the end of the sleeves.  I also added a small gathered skirt to the bottom of top to make it tunic length.  I decided to angle the stripes.  Fabric was limited so I ended up using the printed design on the front of the shirt.  I wasn't sure if I would like it, but in the end, I actually really like it.

GYCT Tinley Tee and simple vest  GYCT Tinley Tee and simple vest

For the vest, I patterned it off of the Polka Dots and Lace Vest I made for a previous season sew-a-long.  I used the fleece for the exterior which will be great for the cool fall weather.  I also made the vest using Princess seams.  You can see them in the picture above.  It added some fun variety to the pattern.


GYCT Tinley Tee and simple vest

Overall, I love how it came out.  Looks super comfy plus warm.  Baby girl really likes it.  When I put the vest on her to test fit, she wouldn't let me take it off.  She also really loves the ribbon bow on the front.  What do you think?  

GYCT Tinley Tee and simple vest

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8 comments:

  1. I like the printed design on the skirt section of the dress. The angled stripes work well also. Great remake.
    Deborah @ Sew Much To Give

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  2. Really cute dress. I like how you angled the stripes on the skirt.

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  3. I love everything about this makeover. The ribbon on the vest is perfect! holds the front together, but gives a little freedom!

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  4. Very cute! Love the mix of fabrics and the diagonal stripes. Nice little vest too. That's a piece you'll be able to use a lot too.

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  5. Adorable, and so warm and cozy too! Makes me want to cuddle her!

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  6. I love the color on her! The angled stripe skirt is so cool, and I like the way the print looks on there too :)

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