Hello! Friday again! That brings us to week two of Project Run and Play! Thank you for all of your wonderful words of encouragement last week. I cannot begin to describe how great you make me feel!
I am excited to share this week’s look with you! The wonderful people from Riley Blake sent us two yards of chevron-printed cotton to incorporate into this week’s look. It was interesting to choose a color before I knew what I would be making, but once I had the fabric in front of me, I decided to make a skirt and blouse.
You can read all the details over on the Project Run and Play blog if you’d like! Here today, I wanted to show you a slew of pictures and also a couple more detailed shots of the fabric manipulating that I did with the chevron. The patterns for both the shirt and skirt were drafted completely from scratch using the pattern-drafting methods we discussed a while back. To draft new patterns in full was one of my goals for this round of Project Run and Play and the feeling of accomplishment to see the garments come to life is just awesome!
Let’s start with the fabric! I utilized most of the two yards to make enough new fabric for the skirt. I started by cutting lots of horizontal strips, holding my breath as I went. If my idea didn’t work, I didn’t know what I was going to do!! But, it worked!
Here you can see what the finished fabric for the skirt looks like – once all the pleats have been sewn in:
And here, you can see how the little triangle scales pop open just a little, giving a neat texture to the skirt and a little peek at the teal blue of the original contrasting chevron color.