1.13.2014

Project Run & Play: Winter Sunset

Ack!  Project Run & Play is here--Superman is so excited.  :) Despite my minor inner protests, I'm sewing along here and there because the themes sounded fun and heck, Lila suddenly grew, so her clothes that I thought would work for preschool, will no longer work for preschool.  Apparently, society does not condone sending your kids to preschool naked--what's up with that?  :)  So sewing-along I am.

The week one challenge was winter inspiration.  This is actually what sold me to sew along because man oh man, living in Idaho qualifies you to be inspired by winter.  :)  I mean, you're kind of forced to either be inspired or depressed by all the snow, so I'm gonna go with feeling inspired.  Looking on the bright side and all that.

I was mainly inspired by pretty winter sunsets {and sunrises} for this look.  Sometimes when the sun sets around here, the soft light touches the mountains and turns the sky a gentle, warm peach color and the sun hits the snow so it sparkles.  And then the sky turns a brilliant orange or pink.  It really is breathtaking.  And a sun set is one of those things you're grateful you got to see because it's gone in a moment.  :)

Wow, listen to me.  I sound like I'm selling an Idaho sunset brochure.  Sheesh.  Anyway, all cliches aside, those pretty sunsets inspired the look.
I started with a self drafted blouse.  The fabric is a precious old hand-me-down that I've had for ages.  It's thin and soft {believe me, my iron has melted this stuff on more than one occasion}.

But I felt like the the subtle peach/pink was a perfect look for what I was going for.....plus it was free. ;)
 
I added a sparkly gold sequin color.  Because I love collars and I wanted to add a touch of sparkle.

It's a stretchy sequin {from Joann} so I used some interfacing to stiffen things up.
And down the back I put a row of gold buttons.  It ended up being one of my favorite features.
The leggings were also based on Lila's measurements.  Even though the blouse is long {more like a tunic, I guess} we're talking winter here, so tights just wouldn't cut it.

Plus wearing and loving leggings seems to be part of Lila's genetic make-up, so the chances of these getting worn often are very high, making this a win for both of us.  And the material {from Joann} is shiny gold, so Lila's been tickled with them.  :)
So there we have it.  A little winteration inspiration.  Thanks for lookin'!

51 comments:

  1. So soft and pretty, and my daughter would live in leggings or tights if I allowed it! I've only been to Idaho in the winter once, but I know that light on the snow you're talking about! Very nice!

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    1. Thank you Jenn! And good luck with "movie" week--I was excited to see you were still in the game! :)

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  2. Oh yes, I've been to Idaho many times & experienced their freezing weather! Your little girl's pants are perfect for those freezing temperatures. She's sure to need fleece there. I love that you captured the sunset in your photos.
    http://xoxograndma.blogspot.com/

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  3. How pretty is that top! I love how simple it is. But then you turn and POP all those gorgeous buttons. Great job!

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  4. Love the colour! You sure sold that sunset to me ;)

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  5. Such a pretty, comfortable outfit! It does scream Winter to me too. I know that light so well. It's so beautiful. Winter is so shimmery, no? No other season shimmers quite like it, beautiful light hitting fresh snow and ice... I really miss Winter (NYC does NOT have a real Winter). Your outfit and photography are making me nostalgic! I love it to pieces.

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  6. Just love the soft pink with gold! So gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! And congratulations on your "winter inspiration" win, by the way--you did so well! :)

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  7. So pretty. Soft pink and metalic gold look aweso together.

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  8. so pretty! - those buttons work so well with the pink blouse, and I love your inspiration.

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  9. Love the pretty color combination!

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  10. First, the pictures are gorgeous! The lighting is just amazing. And I absolutely adore the simple and classic style of the top. And paired with the leggings its just perfect!

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    1. OH thank you so much, April!

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  11. She's darling! I love collars, too, and sparkles....GORGEOUS light!

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    1. Thank you! It was a miracle that we got out before the sun went down. :)

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  12. It's such a girly, romantic look. love it.
    I don't get any snow where I live =(

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    1. Thank you! And no snow? That is such a foreign concept around here! :)

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    2. No snow at all! =C

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  13. pretty color combo and she has the most perfect bun in her hair :)

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    1. Oh that's so nice of you to say! {I love a little girl in a bun.} :) Thank you!

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  14. Beautiful. I knew it was you as soon as I saw it and I love it. Your styling is always so perfect. Love the gold and blush tones! Great job.
    With Love,
    Scary

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    1. Aw shucks Scary, you are too kind. :) Thank you!

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  15. Yay for Idaho :) Such a sweet design and perfect gold accents!

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  16. Very sweet! I love how well pink and gold go together!

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  17. love it! beautiful soft color and shape with a little girl glitz. Gorgeous.

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  18. I adore this outfit! The top is so lovely and feminine and with the touches of gold I am sold. I'm having a minor love affair with gold lately so bear with me haha. The drafted leggings fit great too. Awesome job.

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    1. I'm right there with you when it comes to gold--I keep adding it to everything. :) SO happy to have another gold lover on board. :)

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  19. Beautiful color combo and detail! Can you make one in my size? LOVE IT!

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    1. Hehe! I was SERIOUSLY considering making an adult version after this one actually turned out, but with my lack of skills in the adult sewing department, it would never turn out. :) Still flattered that you'd want one though! :)

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  20. So soft and pretty! Adorable.

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  21. Peach and gold! Adorable. I totally love this look. and those gold buttons down the back are so sweet! Great job Momma!
    with love,
    -Jo

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  22. So pretty! I wish I was sew-along-ing this time, but life's too busy right now. Hopefully next time. I'm excited to see what else you come up with, though!

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    1. Thank you! And I totally understand not sewing along--sometimes life just gets too crazy!

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  23. awww, what beautiful winter photos!! Lovely!!! I also linked up to Project Run and Play... a bathrobe I made for my son! Emily@nap-timecreations.com

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    1. Thank you! And I loved your bathrobe by the way. :) Such a fun take on the "winter" theme!

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  24. I just found your blog (from A Lemon Squeezy Home). What a lovely outfit! And cute blog! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

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    1. Oh thank you Lindsay! So glad you stopped by! :)

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  25. Ohhhhh, that soft peachy / pink is stunningly beautiful!! A definite 'winter wonderland....'

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