Sunday’s Child: Project Run and Play, Week Four

It’s Week Four over at Project Run and Play.  Thank you for all of your votes and support so far.  We’re past the half-way point now; I’m very excited!!  I hope you’ll continue to visit over there and VOTE!!

This week we’re working on Outerwear and I am so, so thrilled with how this outfit came together.  While last week’s 80s look was a lot of fun, this week’s look is much more “me.”   I called this one “Sunday’s Child”, like the poem.  I just think Olivia looks ready to go to church or a fancy lunch date, or to prance down the sidewalk in the rain, happy and curious, full of joy, as every child should be.

Mondays child is fair of face,
Tuesdays child is full of grace,
Wednesdays child is full of woe,
Thursdays child has far to go,
Fridays child is loving and giving,
Saturdays child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

I will let you read the details on the outfit over at Project Run and Play, but I wanted to share a little about the photo shoot here.  One of the most stressful parts of this process, for me, has been finding the time to photograph the outfit each week in order to get the post put together for the Project Run and Play team.  Between nasty bouts of weather and preset schedules (school…gymnastics…the sun setting), it takes careful planning to go do a photo shoot.

My mom kept the little girls with her so that I could concentrate when I picked Olivia up from school to do these pictures.  Liv was really excited because I told her I’d take her to the church where Graham and I got married to take the pictures.  The church is old and beautiful, with stained glass, and a busy, small town street in the front.  We got out of the car and Olivia just wandered the grounds, twirling her umbrella, and looking every which way to take it in. We had a lot of fun and, in addition to photographing the outfit, I got some great pictures of my little girl. 

The blue cotton velvet was the inspiration for this outfit.  I love how soft it looks and how plush the coat and hat turned out, with their fancy little embroidery and trim details.  And what do you think of the ruffle umbrella?  I’ve been wanting to glue ruffles onto an umbrella for ages!  So glad it finally made sense to do it – Olivia loves it!

 And did you see the boots?  From thrift store ice skates??!!  Aren’t they great?

Olivia got pretty goofy toward the end of our photo shoot.  She flashed me some big, sparkly eyes and when I asked her to do it again, she gave me the biggest eyes ever.  Silly girl.  This picture just makes me laugh.

Alrighty!  Thanks for reading through and please go check out what will surely be another spectacular line-up of outfits – go HERE to VOTE!!!

Comments

  1. Stunningly precious.

  2. Amy at Ameroonie Designs says:

    Oh my goodness, this outfit is to die for! You are incredibly talented. And I can’t believe you found those skates and had the genius to make them boots- the are the perfect finishing touch to the amazing outfit.
    xoxo

  3. Beautiful outfit!! Love the ruffle umbrella!

  4. nest full of eggs says:

    gorgeous fabric & color… really like how you used the same fabric for the dress & the lining.
    OK how did you remove the metal blade from the ice skates to make them into shoes ??? you must share !

  5. The Sewing Dork says:

    Right from the first photo, I was wondering “where’d she get the boots?!” So glad you let us in on the secret. The outfit is divine!!

  6. Kristie-Creating Chaos says:

    I love love love love love this the coat. Seriously. LOVE. And the umbrella? I’m pretty sure I need one now. You are amazing Stef. Good luck (although I’m pretty sure you don’t need it. Your talent is enough.)

  7. Simple Simon & Co says:

    Stef,

    I love this look!!!! And the ice skate idea….so genius!

  8. Simple Simon & Co says:

    Stef,

    I love this look!!!! And the ice skate idea….so genius!

  9. Simple Simon & Co says:

    Stef,

    I love this look!!!! And the ice skate idea….so genius!

  10. Simple Simon & Co says:

    I think this coat is beautiful and I am so envious of the ice skate boots I totally want a pair for Grace!!!
    liZ
    PS—I never told you that my absolute favorite part of your outfit from last week was the image of Cyndi Lauper on the MTV…she was my total idol when I was 12. Anways loved love loved that MTV collage!

  11. Simple Simon & Co says:

    I think this coat is beautiful and I am so envious of the ice skate boots I totally want a pair for Grace!!!
    liZ
    PS—I never told you that my absolute favorite part of your outfit from last week was the image of Cyndi Lauper on the MTV…she was my total idol when I was 12. Anways loved love loved that MTV collage!

  12. Simple Simon & Co says:

    I think this coat is beautiful and I am so envious of the ice skate boots I totally want a pair for Grace!!!
    liZ
    PS—I never told you that my absolute favorite part of your outfit from last week was the image of Cyndi Lauper on the MTV…she was my total idol when I was 12. Anways loved love loved that MTV collage!

  13. Wow! I cannot even believe how much work you did! Amazing.

  14. That velvet is really pretty! Great job this week!!

  15. cestMoi Sandy says:

    Awwww Steff this is totally the Bomb!
    (Gosh do I sound OLD suddenly)
    I love this Steff! You did so good!

    Love the boots, the ric rac on the socks, the smiles, the hat, THE UMBRELLA.
    The poem you picked. This would be some awesome scrapbook page collage for in her room on the wall too.

    Just perfect!

    Now, that you have a little bit of breathing space again… Come leave a comment at my side to have a chance to win some wall art.

  16. cestMoi Sandy says:

    I am going to vote!

  17. Wow! Cute outfit! And this little girl looks just like a mini Jennifer Aniston! So pretty!

  18. OH MY!! You have blown me away every week with your designs. But this week your coat set is AMAZING!! You are very talented. And your model is a beautiful young lady.

  19. WOW! Love the coat, lining, clever reuse of ice skates, and the fun photos. I totally voted for you, even though it was a hard decision. :)

  20. Falafel and the Bee says:

    You did an amazing job! I am blown away.
    I also really love that you took it one extra step by finding a pair of ice skates and turning them into boots!
    Ingenious!
    I voted for you.
    ~Michelle

  21. I tried to leave a comment earlier but had technical difficulties – this coat is so well-crafted and lovely! Very nicely done.

  22. I thought your entry was miles ahead of all the others last week. The coat was beautiful and I loved all the details, I want one for myself! And the hat was simply delicious. You won in my opinion. Good luck this week,

  23. Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life says:

    Beautiful color. And the boots from upcycled ice skates are fabulous.

  24. Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate says:

    You boggle my mind! I can’t believe the beautiful clothes you create. I just love seeing what you’ve done and wishing I could do it too. You’re one of my faves!

  25. You are definitely talented. Keep it up. From and old mom who had little girls along time ago.

  26. Very well done outfit! and what a cute model! You should let us in on the secret of making that umbrella! so awesome!

  27. Love your outfits….your very gifted. thanks for sharing

  28. KreativeEmmaKate says:

    Your daughter is, officially, the best dressed child in the world.

  29. I am in awe of your talent. You truly inspire me. I absolutely LOVE your taste in clothing and can’t wait til my new granddaughter is old enough to start wearing creations like this one. Do you ever sell/share your patterns? I am an intermediate seamstress, however, I was not blessed with the gift to make my own patterns. I have to leave that up to Simplicity, McCalls, Butterick and the MANY talented people like you! I also LOVE your creativity with the boots. I would have never thought of using old ice skates but I am totally going to be searching the thrift stores for them now. Thank you for your inspiration!

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