Aaaaanyway...Season 10's week one theme is 80's cartoons! My head almost exploded with all of the ideas. And I had originally thought about using a gnome dress that I had made for the link-up based on my LOVE for David the Gnome, but I had already shared it on some sewing boards and wanted my PR&P post to be fresh. I was given some epic retro My Little Pony fabric and decided that was my best bet! I mean it's pastel and it's MLP, so it just SCREAMED 80's.
I had a hard time deciding what to make with my amazing fabric. I even asked for opinions for "epic vs practical" on a sewing board. Almost everyone said epic and I was totally on board, and then I remembered that my daughter had been begging for skirts. So with a guilt filled heart, I went practical. While trying to decide on the perfect skirt, I started working with a coordinating knit and made a top. I used the Skipper Top by Sew Much Ado. I LOVE this pattern. I've made a few and they're always perfect for what I need. Fancy while feeling comfy...it's this yoga pants wearing mom's dream. The freaking BEST thing about tees is that they work with a wardrobe in so many ways. I loved it with my skirt, but it's perfectly adorbs when paired with just jeans (I did NOT make the following jeans. They were RTW $10 jeans from Target).
So...the skirt. I went back and forth and forth and back and climbed up to the top of the crazy tree before I finally settled on the Daphne's Bubble Skirt and Top by Create Kids Couture. Bubble skirts are SO FUN and when you're sewing with such playful fabric, a bubble skirt just works like magic. I used the same pink knit that I used for the shirt for the skirt ties. It's the best bubble skirt ever. Don't argue. You know you want one.
Ok, now I'm getting to the part that you guys are either going to love or hate- and I don't care what them haters say because I LOVE SPARKLE, yo. I gave my daughter practical. But I could not let go of the epic. I couldn't. I just couldn't. So I decided to add some mega bling by making an accessory. FYI, the pic below cracks me up so bad. Sometimes the best thought-out photo ideas look ridiculous...like "holding a brazier" ridiculous. But I had to post it so you could laugh with me...and see my versatility (yeah, we all know it's soley for the giggles)
I took the collar pieces from the Ava Dress by 5Berries Patterns and turned it into a tie-on necklace. I used leftover sequins fabric from the Elsa dress I made and put together something that keeps the top casual if it needs to be but fabulous if it WANTS to be. Besides, sequins are so 80's.
I hope you like my week 1 look and I hope you link-up, too. It's a ton of fun and really pushes your creativity. I'm also SUPER excited to see what the official contestants come up with. I have a feeling it's going to be tubular!