Monday, 25 March 2013

He will 'Rule The World' Project Run & Play Week 1

It's finally here! The first day of Project Run and Plays All-Stars and I've decided to sew along!

Go here to find out all about the All-Stars including what it means, who is competing and also who the judges are.

I must admit the prospect of a sew along has me excited, nervous, motivated and scared all in equal measure. Although I'm obviously not an 'All-Star' most of the main players are idols of mine and by sewing along and joining linky parties they may well see my work. . . Will it be good enough??

It's run over 4 weeks, each week having its own theme. The brief for week 1 is Inspired by Art---Choose an artist, art movement, or artwork and create a children's look inspired by your choice.

I chose Banksy. I love his graffiti art and have a book or 2 showing it off. I went for the Monkeys Ruling the World design and this is how I interpreted it.

To make the trousers I simply chose this funky sock monkey print jersey interlock and created a template using an existing pair of Squishes trousers and cut them out twice. Then I overlocked the edges, sewed up the middle seam on both legs and putting right sides together I placed one leg inside the other, sewed the waist to crotch seams and pulled through. After hemming the bottom of each leg and doing the elastic casing at the waist I was finished. What do you think?

**I fully intended to do a picture tutorial for this but got so excited I forgot to photograph each step - rookie blogger mistake. I will provide details before the end of this week in a fresh post.**

The hat was super easy. Find a hat you like the shape of and that fits well, make a template then simply cut from fabric, overlock and then stitch together. I left the bottom of it with just the overlooking stitch as I like the way it looked but you don't have too.

I would have liked to make the Tshirt from scratch but time wasn't my friend so instead I used a vest that my little one already owned. I used a fabric pen for the writing and hand stitched a little monkey face badge on.

I hope you like the look as much as I enjoyed making it. Go check put the All-Stars and come join in the sew along.

I've already started my work for week 2 so see you next Monday when I will show it off!

Thank you for reading, Gem xxx


  1. How cute! I've done my second week project last week and am working on the third it's so exciting =D

  2. aaaah thats so so cute!! wish i could sew!

    1. You should give it a go :) There are some wonderful blogs that can help you :)

  3. So fun! I love it---both the inspiration and the finished outfit! So great!

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    2. Thank you liZ, I had a great time making it and Squish actually wore it today!

  4. Great job Gem, that looks so comfortable and fun!
    with love,

    1. Thank you Jo! Squish seems quite comfy in it, he slept alot yesterday in it :)
      Thanks for visiting!

  5. Very sweet rendition of banksy, which is an artist i love as well. <3
    & don't be too nervous, we are all very nice in this sew along, lots of motivation and fun.