Friday, April 20, 2012

PR&P Week 2: Howl at the Moon


The challenge this week in Project Run and Play is "Sportswear." Not necessarily having anything to do with sports, just casual, fun play clothes. All my initial ideas were more sporty than this, but in the end I didn't want to make anything too gimmicky. I just wanted to make something that my kid would love to wear and that I would love him to wear because it's so freakin cute. (He does, and I do.)











I think the whole look started with the pants. The one thing I knew was that I had to make Hendrix cuffed ankle-length pants with that gorgeous Essex linen in denim blue from Sewn Studio. That fabric is good enough to eat. I added 6 pockets, 4 pocket flaps, a faux fly, button tabs, and accents pieced with Moda Bella solids, also from Sewn. I double topstitched everything in bright yellow and did flat felled seams on the inside. When I found those aqua sneakers at H&M, I knew they were made just for Hendrix and those pants. 






The shirt is a basic raglan, with 3/4 length sleeves and a hood. I wanted to make something very boy, but also bright and a bit unexpected. I found the knit fabrics for it in 2 women's shirts at the Old Navy clearance section. The wolf was completely hand stitched in black perle cotton. I've never embroidered anything in my life before, and if you have, than you can probably tell. But I think the imperfection of my stitches works for this look.




The design of the wolf is taken straight off of this really interesting canvas print from Ikea. I've had it forever, not really knowing what it would be great for. Turns out, it's great for an old-school round duffle bag for a small stylish guy. I'm sure he'll be taking this bad boy to Nana's house this summer. The lining is a beautiful aqua fabric from Sewn that I took the time to hand stitch in place, but somehow neglected to photograph at all. Oh well, at least it's functional. 







I do understand that I've dumped an obscene amount of pictures on you, but I just couldn't help it this time. I don't know where this kid gets his modeling skills. Anyway, at least you can see the clothes are ready for action.

Alright friends, you know what to do next...

(Vote. The right answer is vote.)




37 comments:

  1. I WANT this whole ensemble. In my size. Get to it.

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  2. oh, and your embroidery is totally awesome. I adore the bag too. Now I'm feeling even more pissed that I got overwhelmed and picked up zero fabric when we were at Ikea recently

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  3. I don't know which one is cuter Hendrix or the outfit! Good luck.

    Anna is going to laugh as she was wearing that green shirt when we drove down to Cinci :)

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  4. Love it!! Great job! And, adorable pictures! That's the best, you can totally tell that he LOVES IT!!

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  5. Love it, love it, love it!!!! Especially because it is an awesome outfit for boys!!! I need to make this for my son!

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  6. Wow, that is awesome! I love everything you made. Those pants are amazing with all the pocket details!! Did you use a pattern for it? I'm in total awe! :)

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  7. This is the best boys outfit I have seen in a LONG time! Would be great on little or big boys. I am totally in love with it! Great job! And super cute model, too!

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  8. It's so fabulous, Jessica! I love it -- perfect colors too!

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  9. You have my vote! I don't have boys to sew for but I love how you keep it fun and young while still totally boy. I loved that you found a boy-friendly way to use embroidery, and the pants are great too. And I so want that duffle! (You have a super-cute model too)

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  10. Oh my GOSH, I want to nibble his cheeks!!! Seriously, my uterus contracted big time seeing these pictures! Oh, and I really want that outfit for myself. :)

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  11. What fantastic photos of your son - so fun - I have a feeling you will treasure these for a long time! And great outfit - the shirt is really nice, but the britches are extra cool with the treatments you gave them. Very nicely done imho!

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  12. So awesome! Congrats on another great week--this looks like a winner to me for sure! And how stinking cute is Hendrix??? xoxox

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  13. Amazing again, Jessica! I have yet to be inspired to sew at all for my baby boy, most handmade things I've seen for boys are just not my taste. But this is really just perfectly done! I love it all! Not to mention your son works that outfit :)

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  14. Adorable!!! I love everything you made. I would buy them in a heartbeat! You totally are in the right place in this contest. Rock on, my friend!

    And Hendrix looks like a ham. I love those photos with the hood up and the aviators on. He did a great job modeling for you.

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  15. I don't like this outfit....I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! (Freaks & Geeks reference? Please tell me you're into that too). The thing I love most about this is that you really let your sense of humor come through in your work - a wolves howling at the moon shirt?! Seriously??? Hilarious and awesome.

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  16. Soooo good girl! And Hendrix completely rocked his moodeling gig. Aadorable!

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  17. oh wow jessica, totally amazing. love those pants so so much, and everything else too!

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  18. so cute! (the boy and the outfit!)

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  19. this is just great! i absolutely adore those pants, such fabulous details! you really nailed it again this week!

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  20. Dude, Hendrix is rockin this look. Sunglasses and everything. Awesome.

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  21. So awesome!! And seriously, how fun does this kid look? The clothes look comfy and stylish. LOVE the wolf embroidery and the duffle bag. Nice job!!

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  22. this is so good jessica! love, love , love it!

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  23. Those pants totally won me over. I made cargo yoga pants for my sew along outfit, and they are NOTHING compared to yours. The whole outfit is amazing.

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  24. I love it!! What a rockin awesome outfit! Your pictures are fantastic, too.

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  25. I've voted for you the last two weeks because you told me to, but I'd have picked your outfits even if I wasn't auditioning to be your new BFF. Good stuff.

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  26. Holy Moly I would buy this for my kid. So professional and I've been wondering how to hand embroider onto a knit...was it tricky? You've got my vote!

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  27. first, those aviators are super awesome! love them and he looks adorable! when i looked at the pictures i thought, i love that shirt it is super cute and i didn't realize you made the pants until i read the post! they look store bought! seriously, amazing work jess! i voted and truly yours really is the best one! great work jessica!

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  28. This outfit is way too awesome. It looks amazing! When the kid is as cute as yours and they're sowing off beautiful work there can never be too many pictures. They were a joy to look at.

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  29. Holy tamales that little guy is awesome. Thanks for all the great photos! Nice job on his way cool duds!!!

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  30. Love, love, love those pants!Great job!

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  31. I love it. Congrats, again! I bet you are super duper excited. I can't wait to see your creation this week!

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  32. Dude, he IS a model. Look at those moves.

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  33. Ok, just wanted to say this outfit is awesome, so cute, and your little guy makes the outfit even cuter! congrats!

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  34. Love everything about this outfit!!

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  35. This outfit is just perfect. Those pants!!! Please teach me in the ways of making those pants ...

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  36. Dude, your boy is so hipster in these shots. So cute!! I love the wolf, and I'm so glad you won! Sorry I wasn't around to vote for you!

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