Tuesday, February 2, 2016

PR&P: Nothing But Knit Challenge

Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT
If you haven't noticed, the blog has been a bit quiet as of lately.  Not because I don't want to blog, but life got super crazy.  But I am excited for the new season of Project Run and Play.  It has helped me to get my sewing mojo back.  (Which is good, since in about 3 months, I'll be needing some super tiny clothes for baby #3!  Good reason to take a little blog break, yes?!)

I am super excited about all the themes for this season.  We've done some fun brainstorming and have some fun ideas to share in the next few weeks.


Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT

For this challenge, Nothing But Knit, I knew I wanted something simple, clean and great for a little outing to the park or library.  So layers were a must.  And I love sewing with knits!  So I knew I couldn't pass up this challenge.  (Check out some other fun projects HERE)


Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT

I decided on making the Denali Fleece Jacket with the gathered front and side pockets.  (Check out the pattern HERE) Little Miss LOVES pockets.  She was really excited for her new jacket too and pretty much sat on my lap the entire time I was sewing it.  I used some fun owl and pink fleece from JoAnns and then lined it with pink interlock.  


Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT

The jacket has snaps down the front which is great for her to get on and off all by herself.  A big plus for this momma who needs all the help she can get.  For her knit dress, I used the Tinley Tee as the base and drafted an a-line dress from it.  


Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT
 I also added a fun thick band for the hem.  It pulls the dress in slightly which is great for modesty on the playground.  And of course, I had to make the sleeves the gathered cap sleeves.  Because they are so flirty and feminine.  I totally love how it turned out.

Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT
She loves it too!  The fabric is a snowflake print interlock with white interlock for the sleeves, neck and hem band.
I'm just happy she now has a jacket she can wear all spring.  Seeing as she didn't have one before!  Plus a fun dress to finish out the winter.




Denali Jacket & Modified Tinley Tee by GYCT Designs

12 comments:

  1. Such a cute outfit!
    3 months left? Already? The final stretch!

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    1. Finally! Can't wait to see your precious one

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  2. Congrats on baby #3!! Little Miss is getting so big! That jacket looks super cozy!

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    1. Thanks Erin! I can hardly believe how big she is getting. Your girls are grow so fast too

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  3. So practical and cute--I love knits! This jacket is so great--I'd love to make one but for some reason I'm scared of snaps. I need to get over it!

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    1. Thanks Beth! Snaps are so much easier than you would think Beth. You can totally do it. Or switch them out and do buttons and buttonholes.

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  4. Oh my gosh, I did almost the same thing with the Tinley. That is so funny. Yours is adorable. The gathered sleeves are my favorite option on that pattern. Love the jacket too. She's looking so cozy in it.

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    1. I love your dress Angela. I guess great minds think alike!

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  5. First of all, congratulations! And that little dress is so darling-from the puff sleeves to the wide band at the bottom.

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    1. Thanks!! I'm a sucker for puff sleeves

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  6. The jacket is adorable, and the dress is so pretty. I love that you made a thick band for the bottom, it looks really nice and is so practical!

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  7. What a cute and comfy outfit! The fleece jacket looks so warm and cozy. Congrats on baby #3, too! :)

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