Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bubblegum Inspired Outfit

My candy inspiration for the second sewing challenge from
 Project Run and Play  is

 
My first design inspiration as I thought about bubblegum was
 the delicious pink color of bubblegum.
 

Of course, who could think about bubblegum without envisioning blowing huge bubbles....
until they burst all over your face.
Girl with bubble gum bubble bursting against her face
 
So I began my hunt for bubblegum pink fabric with bubbles... and here is what I found:
 
  Fleece that is soft,
warm, and just right for a little girl that likes to wear dresses in our cold Northern Illinois winters.
 
 
 
Remember twirling the end of your blown bubblegum bubble to save them?
Bubble Gum Paperweight
 Well Miss C loves twirling in her new bubblegum dress.
 This jumper features a twirly, swirly skirt.



Though I love the soft bubblegum color of the fabric, I provided some contrast to the design when I chose to use a soft grey shade as a contrast.




 The first contrast comes from the blanket stitched edges around the neck edge and built in belt. The grey long sleeved t-shirt is made from a soft organic cotton knit fabric...so soft. I found that the construction went quite quickly. I even reread an old Stretch and Sew book from years ago to calculate the length of the 
self-ribbing at the neck edge.

Miss C holding her bubblegum roll, and showing off some of her ballet moves.


  Fleece does not ravel; therefore, there is no need for a seam finish or edge finish.  I decided to use my sewing machine blanket stitch to quickly sew the bodice and facing together in one quick step.  Sew and trim... that's all there is to it!
 
To highlight the lower waist, I added a grey belt dotted with pink mini-dot and darker grey buttons. The belt is topstitched with a machine blanket stitch too.
 
The hat is the final touch to the perfect bubblegum inspired creation.

I created the hat by searching on the internet for some basic instructions, and then just having a go at it! I found that I needed to add some elastic inside the band since fleece doesn't have any stretch. Miss C told me that she really likes the hat because it makes her feel "fancy."


...And that my friends is my candy inspired outfit.
Deborah



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

17 comments:

  1. So cute! I love the hat with it too!

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  2. She looks comfy cozy! I love the fabric! Don't forget to come link to our Fall Clothing Party!!!

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  3. Very cute! Bubble gum actually never crossed my mind but it's such a logical direction to take this challenge. Great idea.

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  4. So cute yet cozy looking - and really great buttons!

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    1. Olga,
      Thanks for stopping by and checking out my creation. I love the hat too. It's the first time I tried to make one.
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      Deborah

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  6. So cute! Just found your blog and its nice to find someone else in northern Illinois!

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  7. The pink and grey together is really nice! Very cute!

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  8. I've never cared for bubblegum, but I love the outfit!

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  9. Adorable! I love the pink and the grey together. And I always love polka dots! This outfit just is so cute--I love everything about it!
    --Jill, from Jill Made It

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  10. So sweet. I love that you used gray to calm the pink down a little. The buttons across the front are a fun and playful trim. And the best part is that fleece is sure to be nice in winter months.
    With Love,
    Scary

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  11. very cute! I love the color and the fabric will be perfect for some winter wear. I linked up a Milky Way inspired outfit for my son... SO much fun! Emily@nap-timecreations

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  12. This is absolutely adorable!!! I love it! Thanks for linking up at Dolly Creates!

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  13. LOVE this dress. So soft and so cute!
    -liZ

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  14. This is so cute and cozy! I love the drop-waist and the beret. =)

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