Planet Bling: PR&Play week three

The theme for this week’s Project Run & play challenge was astronomical proportions. Since the last two projects were made to my vision and design, I thought this week I should let Gigi take the lead.  I want her to actually wear and be excited about these things I am making for this contest. Otherwise, why bother, right? At this point in my sewing career, I just want to make her stuff she likes wearing . Because if it ain’t fun it isn’t worth it … That’s my country chick wisdom for the day!I know she’ll wear this a lot more than the last two things I made. It’s stretchy and easy. She picked out the fabric in downtown LA when we went, and she loves the pink panels on the skort. She also won’t wear a skirt without some shorts under so these are built in. So no digging through drawers for long lost shorts, ending up with an explosion on the bedroom floor.Since this is a skort, she can wear it with the turtleneck to be more dressed up, but also with a tank top for tennis, or even for track practice. Making the skort in stretch velvet gives a more dressy vibe, but the shorts inside the skirt are made of performance stretch fabric to keep cool.
For the top, I added an angled ruffle to the shoulders for a futuristic trendy look, and made a wide turtleneck with a slightly lower neckline. I also made a matching headband. The sequins on the fabric look amazing when the sun hits them!

For the tee shirt I used  Jalie 2805, and added an angled ruffle to the shoulder, to give her a futuristic look. The skort is Jalie 3670. I love how the pink side panels and back flounce turned out. I’ve made this tennis skirt for myself and love mine, but it’s much cuter on Gigi! The built in shorts make this pattern a winner for active girls like mine.

The built in shorts have a fabric band which keeps the shorts from riding up, a crotch gusset for ease of movement, and no raw seams exposed on the inside.

Thanks for reading, and go on over to Project Run & Play to see the other cool outfits and to vote for your favorite!

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  1. Sandy O says

    I love everything about this look, from the sparkles to the fun addition of hot pink. The shoulder ruffle and attached shorts are fabulous. Saw the other makes and I think yours is a winner!

  2. says

    You totally nailed a creating a look that pretty much any girl would LOVE! That fabric looks so comfy to wear and I really like the reversible skort!

  3. says

    I see we’re fans of the same pattern companies! I’ve used 2805 so many times as a base for whatever knit top I had in mind. I love the fabrics Gigi chose. She looks so at ease in her outfit!

  4. says

    I love how this is an everyday wear look! I’m personally a tennis player, so you get brownie points with a court skirt too! Those sequins really do shine in the light. I almost thought you had some battery powered lights in it. 🙂

    • justine says

      Thanks casey! I love this pattern for sports and casual stuff for girls. I have to have the excuse I’m playing tennis to ear one, though!

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