Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Project Run and Play Week #2 Stripes and Dots

The Segmented Stripes Skirt

This week's theme for Project Run and Play was stripes and polka dots.  As I said in my last post, stripes scare me to death.  This challenge turned out to be far more challenging than I had expected when my fabulous dress require being chopped down into a skirt.

In the end though I love how the outfit came out!

My inspiration for the outfit were the bright purple tights that I got at Wal-Mart on Clearance last year for $1.  I loved the color but had no outfits for my daughter that went with them, so I had to make one.   I wanted to use different colors with it and only us the purple as an accent color.

The skirt is a bubble skirt made out of polar fleece that I pieced together to make the perfect multi-directional stripe.

When I went to make a shirt for the skirt, I knew that it had to compliment it and be simple since the skirt was so overwhelming.

I have this jar of old vintage buttons that my mom found in a house that was going to be torn down.  I chose out a few red and used purple and white buttons from my everyday stash.

I added the buttons to a simple black t-shirt to bring the polka dots into the mix.

The outfit just didn't seem complete without some I made a scarf and headband.

The scarf is just a really long seamed piece made out of the leftover red fleece.  It is long enough to go around her neck twice helping to keep her toasty in the cold Colorado weather.

For the headband I took one of the scraps of the strips I had sewn together and pleated it, hot-gluing it to the headband.

The end result is perfect, made of material durable enough for running and playing, but cute enough to make a statement.

My daughter loved taking the pictures because she got to go and tromp around in the left over snow!  She made me take a picture of her footprints.


  1. The outfit is darling and your daughter looks like she loves wearing it. I love how you used the buttons on the shirt. Great job!

  2. Awesome! I read about your hesitation in the last post, and you absolutely succeeded. Great job!

  3. I love getting to read how someones 'almost fail' turns into such a success. She looks great!

  4. Neat concept for incorporating buttons as your polka dots!! Way to conquer your fear of stripes! You DID conquer it, didn't you?!?!?

    1. That still remains to be seen. Lol! I am going to try out my original design as soon as I find some sweatshirts and we will see how it goes.

  5. What a darling outfit...and I LOVE the buttons for polka dots...A LOT!