January 28, 2014

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Week three and its refashion week- my favorite.
All materials I used- except for the hood (that I crocheted) were from my stash of clothes.


For the track jacket I started with the See Kate Sew Recess Raglan but had to modify it to get the look I wanted. One tip for using t-shirts patterns to create hoodies or jackets: make sure you redraft the neck to include the neckband on the front and back body pieces. Or your neck hole will be too big once sewn together. I love when the inside of handmade clothes are as beautiful as the outside. Hence the serged seams and seam casing. 


The vest was a pattern I drafted from an old tee. I wanted the shoulder seam to come to the front a bit so I could add the epaulets and rounded the front to add the snaps. I used a disappearing ink pen and quilting ruler to make the diamonds with lines drawn at 60 degrees. The lining was on old work vest and I kept the original 3M reflective material intact.


The tee was an old tank top with the boom box graphic and then a stripy long sleeve. I used the Made by Rae Skinny Tee but redrafted the width of the 5T so that it wouldn't be as skinny.


The pants were old corduroys that I hand dyed to get a mustard color. I used the same pattern that I used for these pants that I sewed to go with the rain jacket. I added an adjustable waistband using this tutorial from Craftstorming as well as the half fly. (Great resource-check it out!!) My favorite part of the pants is the hidden back pocket. Would love to do a tutorial for it if there is interest. This pair of pants from last year also had a hidden pocket.

Once again I wanted to challenge myself to try things I hadn't done before. The welt pockets on the jacket were new as well as hand sewing the bias on the vest so that the hem didn't show. Also adding interest to the knee of the pants was a new skill because I had to alter the pattern instead of just sewing on knee pads. Love that I have grown and learned new skills through this process. 

Don't forget to head over to Project Run & Play and vote for your favorite!



43 comments:

  1. I LOVE this entry for PRP, you did an amazing job this round!

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  2. I love this outfit with all the layering and reversibility! And as a fiber addict (i.e. knitter), I especially love the crochet hood.

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    1. i'm trying to do more knitting/crocheting.
      my skills aren't nearly as developed in this area.

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  3. I LOVE this look Jacq! I'm so jealous of your crocheting skills too! Mae is stinking cute too!

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  4. Amazing! I love all the pieces you've created... No one would think this whole outfit is mommy-made... Just stunning!!

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    1. thanks.
      it has been worn as a hat quite often recently.

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  6. I love that track jacket and great job on the crochet hood. What a neat idea. Great job!

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  7. Wow! So many details! The detachable hood is awesome, and I love the vest too!

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    1. i felt it needed to be detachable so it could be washed/not washed and not get destroyed.
      we will see how that plays out.

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  8. Okay, we are intimidated about sewing clothes for our boys! And we rather fixed the issue by naming our blog Skirt Fixation!! But we did manage a leather jacket (for a girl, of course) this week for our submission! You can see it here: http://skirtfixation.com/2014/01/childs-leather-jacket-made-leather-skirt/

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    1. just a little more thinking outside the box for boys....so fun though!

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  9. This is amazing! You should win this round. Your outfit is so unique with so many creative features, so cool and with a very special style! No wonder your son loves it!

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    1. So thrilled you won!!! Congratulations!

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    2. I was SHOCKED!!
      so unexpected.

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  10. This is sooooooo you, Jacq! Seriously!! It looks like you are doing your signature style this week..... It is obvious you are in your 'element' on this challenge. And, ummmmm, how did I miss the fact that you crotchet?? Impressive!!

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  11. I love this outfit, it is so cool! The hood is fantastic!

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  12. Love the outfit! How did you manage to get such cool mustard color?

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    1. a couple dye baths later and I had the right color...I think it helped that the fabric was a tan color to begin.

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  13. Another great one! I just had a look at the votes and I'm pretty sure that you'll be able to show your look also next week. Hurray! If my little "tips" helped, I'm happy, but it's anyways well deserved... Good luck...

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  14. Wow! I love the detail of the half pocket on the jeans, and the crocheted hood is an awesome unique touch. I love the color of the cords and the neon on the vest. Great job!

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    1. that neon.....mae loves that it makes him a garbage man. ha

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  15. Love, love this! The pants are my favorite, but honestly it's hard to choose! You have always impressed me with your creativity and style when it comes to boy clothing--always thinking out of the box. REally fantastic job this week!

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  16. My youngest is into the garbage truck,too.
    I must have this outfit!!!

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  17. Oh, Wow, what a combination of the colors and textures! Such a cool outfit for a boy, the details are amazing!

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  18. Your work is so original! Love the colour combination on all of your boy-friendly pieces! I especially like the hood. You could put buttons on a bunch of jackets and reuse it!

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    1. great idea!!
      we rarely wear jackets without hoods.

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  19. That crochet hood is so cool. I really love the vest too. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the signature look next week. Congrats on making it through :)

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  20. COOL, cool, COOL . . . every item in this outfit is FAB! GREAT mix of colors & fabrics, so many details to make UNIQUE clothes for your young boy. Your talents in design for refashioning clothes & sewing are evident-- so you are the WINNER of REFASHION, week #3 of PROJECT RUN AND PLAY. WOW! I voted for your designs on Thursday but didn't have time to type a comment. BRAVO ! ! ! Sarah Helene, Minneapolis, MN

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  21. Just saw that you one this week! Congrats. I'm looking forward to your next creation!!!

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  22. That hood is so awesome! Great job!

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