Sunday, January 19, 2014

Let's turn on the juice and see what shakes loose (Project Run and Playweek 2)

The "let's turn on the juice" in my tittle is from Beetlejuice. A quote from beetle juice himself.  I thought it was funny : )
 
I had such a difficult time trying to come up with a movie theme.  I kept thinking of classic movies "Shirley Temple movies, "Gone With the Wind, The Sound of Music".  None of them seemed to work for me.  I wanted to create something Mila could wear anywhere, and out of nowhere came the idea of Beetlejuice.  I LOVE that movie, its funny and quirky and cute, plus black and white is in : ). 
I started with a lightweight knit shirt I no longer fit in and created these pants.  I love them! they turned out perfect.  And really these are the most Beetlejuice of the whole outfit.  The pattern is self drafted.
 

I added this polka dot knit shirt.  The pattern is Figgy's Banyan Tee.  I have owned this pattern for some time but never had sewn it up until now (that puts one more pattern in my completed box) . It turned out perfect.  I actually made two just because it was such a quick sew and turned out adorable! The fabric for the top is from JoAnn's.  It is a black knit with velvet dots.  In person it has a very pretty look.  I kinda want to go back and buy them out of this fabric because it is that pretty!
I thought the dots added a bit of a quirky look that went with the theme of the movie.

I do not think I would have ever thought to use vertical stripes.  Thanks Beetlejuice : )
I added a little sweater because it is cold here at this time of year, and once again I am adding a never completed pattern to my completed pile.  This was my New Years resolution, I am sewing my never sewn patterns before I am allowing myself to buy more.  The pattern is Heidi & Finns  Slouchy Cardigan pattern.  Yep and that turned out adorable as well! The fabric I used was the ribbed knit tube fabric.  I am thinking that may not be the official name of the fabric, but maybe you know what I mean.
 

I made a little bow with my left over fabric, I was going to add it to the cardigan but thought it may be to much and I kinda want to keep it simple.



 
Wow, taking pictures of a 10 1/2 month old is difficult!  I did snag a few good ones : )
 
Thanks for viewing!!!
 

15 comments:

  1. love the stripes!
    very nice job on this look.

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  2. I can't help but smile whenever I see pictures of your baby! I love the polka dots and stripes together. Those cheeks though! I just want to squish them!

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    1. Thank you! She does have some marvelous cheeks : )

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  3. Omigosh, Beetlejuice! I love the outfit, love the movie! I just made the banyan tee for the first time last week, too! Love it :)

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    1. : ) thank you! It's a quick pattern. I do not know what took me so long to make it!

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  4. So cute! And so innovative! I recognize the character;)

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    1. Thanks ! I was hopeing I was not being to far fetched tying up my outfit and the movie together.

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  5. wow! that movie hasn't crossed my mind in forever!!! How fun! I also linked up this week... a {movie} star dress! ;o) Emily@nap-timecreations

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  6. Totally pinning it. This is the kind of fashion I like to see my daughter wearing!

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  7. Thanks! It is my new favorite outfit of hers!

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  8. Squeeee that is so cute. And those cheeks! I wanna squish em!

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