Project Run and Play, Season 9 has come to a close. I had a great time designing and sewing (along) toward specific challenges. There is something wonderful about defined limits on a project that makes my creativity stretch. I knew in advance I wanted the pieces I produced for PRP to mix and match (and be truly wearable), so I've been referring to it as a mini-collection. Five looks, four challenges. Casual to formal-dressy.
|Project Run & Play, Season 9 Mini-Collection -- Spring Green|
In the last four weeks I created 4 tops, 4 bottoms, 2 sweaters, 1 formal dress, and 1 beret. Wow! No wonder I'm feeling a tad burned out.
|So much...and the dress isn't even here!|
I tied the collection together with color: spring-green, black & white, pops of teal; with pattern: stripes, polka dots, solids; and with shape: bell shirts, color-blocked yokes. I put thought into each piece and how it could relate back to the others. I'll admit there's more black than I intended, but I fell in love with the denim + green combo and let it inspire me. That green creates the strongest through-line. If I were going to be pretentious and actually name this collection, I'd totally call it "Spring Green."
So how well does it mix and match? Even better than I hoped. Here are just a few of the many possible combinations that The Peanut can pull out of her wardrobe and still look put together.
|Spring Green Layered: Week 2 Blouse and Week 2 Leggings with Week 3 Cardigan|
|Spring Green Casual: Week 1 Raglan Tee and Week 4 Cropped Jeans|
|Spring Green Summery: Week 4 Blouse with Week 2 Shorts|
|Spring Green Leggy: Week 2 Tee and Shorts|
|Spring Green Relaxed: Week 2 Tee with Week 1 Pants|
If you'd like more details about each of the pieces (including patterns and materials) be sure to read my original Project Run and Play posts...
Week 3: Designing for Easter
Week 4: Signature Style
Signature Style week calls for just one outfit, but in truth this post best sums up my current signature style: easy to wear for everyday use with clean lines and lovely details. It's a happy bonus that my work to create mix & match children's separates paid off so handsomely.
You should really see all that goes into each project!
From my model preferring to dance free than to pose, to my stress in the button aisle. Daily updates on Instagram (and Flickr) of works-in-progress will give you that behind the scenes view you’re looking for, and sneak peeks of First Tuesday Tutorials, too.
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