06 May 2013

Project Sewn Week 1: The Spiffy Date Night Skirt

Have you heard of Project Run and Play?  Blogging designers, kids clothes, contest, short deadlines, you get the drift.  Now they have a sister site called Project Sewn, and this season's competition starts today!  

I am not yet an awesome enough blogger/clothing designer/sewer to be one of the official contestants, but they have a sew-along division for us regular folks!

This week's theme is "Black and White."  I happen to love black and white clothes since they're so dramatic and classy.  So I love this theme.  I'm making the clothes for my sister, though.  Just because.  (She loves black/white, too.)

Week One Entry:

The Spiffy Date Night Skirt

This is one of the first times I've designed clothes, and it's the first time ever designing adult clothes.  It's less intimidating to whip up a no-pattern baby outfit; if it turns out a little funny, oh, well.  They'll love it anyway.  Or not care.  I don't imagine babies really care what they wear.  And Boo likes anything I make for her, especially if she gets to help and it has "fancies."  (That would be ribbons, ruffles, etc.  She is a girly-girl. :) )

Isn't she pretty?  I love the red shoes with the black and white.  (I didn't make the shirt, by the way; just the skirt.)

Boo wanted in on the photo shoot.

And she loves to be with her aunt.

Please vote for me starting Friday morning!


  1. Good job Jill! And an amazing model too :)


  2. The finished product looks awesome! :) Love it!!

  3. Dude! Nice job! Love the white with the black lining and that waistband is awesome!!

  4. very dramatic and pretty. ~Major Moma

  5. I love this skirt. And your photos were great!

  6. Very lovely.. I love the faux-drama of the photos :)

  7. The skirt and photo's are both wonderful and inspiring. Great work. I love it.

  8. Nice fabric choice. Oh and yes, love the red shoes with the black and white.

  9. I tried commenting from my phone, but it didn't work. Just wanted to say that this skirt is too cute! I wish I had one. Oh, and I nominated your blog for the Liebster award. You totally deserve it. Be sure to swing by to see what all the fuss is about.

  10. I love that this skirt is high contrast in just one item. This look like so flowly and has beautiful drape.
    With Love,
    We would love if you would add this to our Make for Mom Link up (which is a month long series we are doing for any selfish making): http://shaffer-sisters.blogspot.com/2013/05/make-for-mom-link-up.html


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