Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sweater to Dress - Project Run and Play

Have you heard of the blog called "Project Run and Play"?  It's a fun little spin off of Project Runway, except it's in blog land, for kids clothing.  I'm not a contestant or anything (you should really check out the designers -- they are awesome!), but they said people could play along with the themes and link up their projects to share.  Fun!  I don't know if I will participate every week, but I wanted to at least once.

The theme this week is "Winter Wonderland".  Although I can't find any kind of rules or guidelines, so I just did something I had been wanting to do for a while -- a sweater dress for my daughter.

It started out as this cashmere sweater I found at a thrift store.

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I was going to refashion it for myself, but I have far too many of those projects laying around, so I decided to use it for my daughter instead. 

Here's the refashion I came up with...

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This is my favorite part of the dress :)

Is anyone else participating?  I would love to see your projects as well!

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11 comments:

  1. Thanks for the Project Run and Play shout-out! The dress is super cute! I love sweater dresses!

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  2. Another winner. It brings back memories. I was hard to fit as a child so my Mum made most of my clothes. I was dressed differently from everyone else in stylish clothes she sewed and knitted/crocheted.

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  3. What an adorable transformation!! Love the rosette and pleat details.

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  4. Wow that is so neat!!

    I am blog hopping today and thought I would stop by your blog.

    I hope you will stop by and follow either or both of my blogs.

    Jessicas Lil Corner is my family blog at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE custom blog designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    Have a very blessed Thursday!! :0)

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  5. What a fun project. I love this idea. Your kitchen hutch turned out amazing too!

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  6. Very cute! Love the little touch of whimsy at the bottom :)

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  7. Adorable! There's another Project Runway spinoff going on at the same time with play along linkups - Project Toddler Runway at www.shwinandshwin.blogspot.com. They knew each other and had the same great idea and decided to each do their own competition.

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  8. Followed the feature link from Project Run and Play. Awesome sweater dress - I love repurposed sweaters! The play kitchen rocks too!

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  9. this is adorable! I'd love for you to come share it at my Friday link party! smallfineprint.blogspot.com

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  10. This is seriously adorable! What a fabulous transformation - she looks too cute!

    Chelsea

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