Design a look that best represents your own unique style,
taste and most suitably showcases your skill set.
So this hoodie is the perfect example of the type
of garment that I love to create.
First, I like to combine different fabrics. This one features a panel, a print, a stripe, and a bit of squiggle whimsy.
Mostly, I like to use 3 different fabrics, and one usually reads as a solid, even though sometimes it's not really a solid. In this hoodie, the center panel reads as a solid.
Next, I like to add interesting details, like this striped cowl. I even added a highlighting fabric strip of stripe, going in the opposite direction, in the neckline seam to draw your eye to the cowl neck. And the grommets in the cowl are only there for fun!
Notice the squiggle fabric that runs down the diagonal seam in the hoodie front. You don't have to add it... it's just one of those interesting details.
On the waistline band, I combined two different fabrics to draw your eye to the narwhal applique that I created.
I've always imagined that School Spirit Wear clothing
should be more FUN and COLORFUL just like the fantastic clothing in Willy Wonka !
Every year at school it's the same navy, black, or grey t-shirt or sweatshirt with a vinyl cut-out of your school mascot.
So using the inspirational challenge of Project Run and Play, Season 17, I tried to re-imagine the
School Spirit Wear Outfit.
Bears have claws like this
So, I did a little research and found this fabric on Spoonflower.
Since the school colors are orange and medium blue.... this was perfect and so colorful!
So I had the fabric printing on a cotton knit.
I paired it with a medium blue
scuba fabric to create this
My finished lined wrap-around legging topper.
It fastens with snap tape. The pockets and the finishing band at the top of the skirt are made from scuba cloth. Scuba fabric is the fashion version of neoprene, the skin-tight fabric used by scuba divers. Scuba is a double-knit fabric, usually made of Polyester mixed with either Lycra or Spandex. It doesn't ravel so the edges of the pocket are a raw edge.
This skirt rides below the waistline at the top of the hips and is meant to be worn with leggings. It can be worn with either white or medium blue leggings.
Where is the pullover mesh top from? Well, it was purchased at a recent sale at Gymboree, for a price lower than I could buy the fabric. So, I removed the original white pocket and cut out a kangaroo pocket with the paws fabric. I finished the edges and top-stitched it onto the purchased pullover. Since it is a mesh fabric, a medium blue t-shirt is worn under the top. Lastly, we added some silver Converse shoes and white or blue leggings and they are ready to go.
School Spirit Wear
Living in Your Imagination!
W A I T !!!!
Not 1, but 3 outfits were made.
There is nothing like you and your two best friends showing your school spirit