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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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