This is the last week of Project Run & Play
and the theme for the week is signature style.
When I was trying to think of my signature style I think I came up with outfits that are true to how I sew & plan my projects.
As much as I'd like to re-create some of the awesome things I find on the internet, my kiddos don't always wear them when I do. At least Aubrey doesn't. So I make things that I think they would wear if they were picking out their outfit. The boys are easy still, since they are only 2. They will wear anything.
Aubrey is a different story. For her outfit I made a tutu skirt and a shirt that she designed.
Back in November Jessica did a series called KIDS- Kids Inspiration & Design Series.
This series included the kids into the design process. She's doing the series again, by the way.
I had Aubrey draw something that she would want me to make for her. I told her it could be anything.
In about 45 seconds she drew a top and knew exactly what she wanted.
I just now got around to making it.
I cannot find the original drawing but here's the shirt, exactly how she wanted it.
A pink top with ruffles around the top & bottom with black buttons.
For the skirt, she picked out the prettiest melon green tulle and I found some matching cotton to line it with so it's not scratchy. The waistband is flat in the front & elastic in the back.
For the boys, I did a freezer paper stencil of a dachshund that wraps around their side with a top hat made of felt.
I positioned the dogs on their shirts so that when they are standing together it looks like the dogs are one, like a puzzle.
Here's a picture of the back