Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Signature Look

I wasn't really planning to sew for Project Run and Play, but in the end couldn't resist. I love the sew along community - so genuine and supportive. I met many bloggers and received the sweetest comments through it. This week is a Signature Look week. I wrote about my signature look and how it developed before. I always liked to stand out from the crowd; not to be too loud or provocative, but just a bit different, to get the looks and comments from complete strangers. I think maybe because I grew up in the land of sameness, but I never wanted to conform, whether in my looks or attitudes. The beauty of sewing is that you can take the latest trends and reinterpret them into something completely unique and original.


The whole look started with a pair of my pants. They were brand new. I bought them a while ago when the flowery jeans look was all the rage. But then I got pregnant and never had a chance to wear them. (And no, I didn't pay $231.00 for them. I am not that crazy:) I pulled them out this year and realized that I would not be a trend setter, but rather a trend victim, looking like the floral trend threw up a whole meadow at me. A few randomly placed butterflies and metallic thread took the pants to a new level of craziness. It was time to chop them up for Ania.

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I used Titchy Thread's Small Fry Skinny jeans pattern. I stayed true to the pattern, except made them a bit more narrow. I can't say enough about Laura's patterns, they are so well designed and the instructions are superb. If you never made a pair of jeans or are a bit intermediated by sewing actual jeans, I would highly recommend this patter. The instructions are very thorough.  I made size 7, and I should've made size 6. The denim is very stretchy and they are a little large in the waist area.
 


The cardigan, also known as the golden beauty was also mine. I think it's self explanatory why I didn't want it. :) It was in a Goodwill pile for a while and Ania pulled it out and made me promise that I will remake it for her. Her wish came true. :) I went for a slouchy look and I actual quite like it on her. :)
 



Of course, as a super model you need to wear sun glasses to protect your identity, even if you are inside your own house. You never know when the paparazzi might strike. LOL. Ania is happy with her new outfit, and I am glad the pants and the shirt can see the light of the day again. They are both different and fun, perfect for a little fashionista. LOL.


 Peace out!

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25 comments :

  1. Those pants are awesome! I love them...and since they're a little big she will get to wear them longer!

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  2. I'm going to have to check out that pants pattern, as I like the look of them too. The floral fabric looks adorable on your daughter. Great job.
    Deborah
    sewmuchtogive

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  3. These look really great Olga! I would have had a hard time parting with those jeans in that fabric! I love it.

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  4. Pretty chic outfit! Your daughter rocks those beautiful pants!

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  5. So cute Olga! I love the color palette and those jeans are awesome in that print!

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  6. love love love this look! rock star indeed and what a cutie. You have a great signature look.

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  7. You are amazing and love Ania's modeling:)!

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  8. Love the whole outfit! Ania looks like she really loves it!

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  9. I love this outfit! I m even envious of Ania: obviously I cannot risk this kind of gloden-flowery mixture any longer (:( ) so it is great to look at her while she can still pull it of ( One can see Ania just adors both the jeans and the top, hence the priceless modeling :D I like how the jeans fit, very well done

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  10. I love that she made you promise to resize the cardigan for her =D The look is great.

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  11. Fun! The jeans are perfect for her.

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  12. Some pant styles are best for children and models only. Good choice for your adorable daughter.
    xoxo Grandma

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  13. Olga , you could have totally pulled off those pants. I haven't been this excited about a pattern in a long time. I can't wait to sew a pair up

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  14. Olga , you could have totally pulled off those pants. I haven't been this excited about a pattern in a long time. I can't wait to sew a pair up

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  15. Love those pants! Totally in love with printed pants at the moment.

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  16. Such a fun pair of skinny jeans for a young girl!!!

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  17. Those jeans are so flipping cool. Love love love the fabric and the gold zippers. And Ania's styling is perfect ;-)

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  18. Now this is both clever and adorable! I love how you've styled your little too!

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  19. This is such a cool outfit Olga. I think you should have taken a picture of you in the jeans and cardigan before you cut them out though :) I love the jeans and that fabric is amazing.

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  20. I love this outfit! So so clever and perfect for Ania, I love reusing clothes and getting more wear out of them.

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