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


14 comments:

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

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    1. Thank you Magda! Your outfit is just beautiful!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.


    Mae

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