My Entry for PR&P Week 1: Back to School

Guess what? It’s time for a season of Project Run and Play!

Last time I was able to judge, but this time I’m a participant! It’s a fun competition where a bunch of us bloggers create children’s clothing according to a weekly theme. There is a winner, chosen by you guys {SO DON’T FORGET TO GO OVER AND VOTE PRETTY PLEASE} and a panel of judges, each week who gets to provide a tutorial on their project. You much go check out all of the fabulous creations! Here is my design, The Fall Transition Outfit:

When I found out the theme was back to school with a focus on fall, I knew I wanted to make a “layers” outfit. Here in Florida, the fall slowly comes. It starts by getting cooler in the early mornings and evenings but is still blazing hot midday. So, a jacket to provide warmth for the mornings and a tank top underneath to wear during the day was in order.

I wanted an Anthropologie look, mini style. The jacket is made of linen with a fun polka dot lining. It’s my favorite piece of the whole look.


I focused a lot on the details to get a more tailored look. Many times children’s clothing can be so frumpy and I wanted it more fitted.

The tank top is a simple one, made of a ribbed knit fabric. I added some random pieces on the neckline for texture. The pants are from some material I acquired a while ago. I made them with a paper bag waistband look and added a belt made with the same fabric as the inside of the jacket to bring it together.

The lovely princess was not in a modeling mood the day I took these, so I have a bunch of her in the middle of making silly faces. I decided to play with them in PSE a bit ;)

What a mess these little ones can be, huh? At least I got some pictures!

So now she has a fantastic little outfit to wear and it’s surprisingly comfortable despite it’s more mature look.

I can’t wait for it to cool down a bit and create more fall inspired looks for her!

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  1. says

    First off, your daughter is such a little beauty! Second, I love what you came up with. The paperbag waist and belt on the pants is adorable, and I want an adult-size version of the jacket – so cute!

  2. says

    i voted for you! loooove how it’s inspired by grown up clothes, but still playful and comfortable and you can mix and match each piece. perfect color palette, too. great job!

  3. says

    Found you via Project Run and Play, via Design Mom (or Oh Happy Day)…anyway, this is my fav. outfit BY FAR. Amazing. And I would like one in my size please.

  4. says

    I adore every element of this ensemble! You got my vote. ;)

    I would appreciate a tutorial for the pants if you are in the mood! (my sewing skills are still too new to tackle the jacket just yet!)

  5. says

    I love this outfit–adult sizes please!! your daughter looks so stylish and comfie..I love that brown leather bag in one of the photos-who makes it and where can I get it?? thanks..

  6. says

    Well, I’m so glad so many of you like the jacket as that is what my tutorial will be for! I’m even going to share the pattern I made for it. The purse in the pics is from TJ Maxx. I just got it. It’s my new diaper bag :) As for the pants, they are just like normal pants, just with more material above the elastic to create that look.

  7. says

    Amazingly cute outfit! I can’t wait for the jacket tutorial–I love how fitted it is! Also, thanks so much for the info on where you got your purse–was going to ask that before I read all of the comments! So cute!

  8. Jessica M. says

    You are so talented!!!! I am really impressed with the jacket… I wish you could give a class or something. I would love to know how you added the “pieces” to the tank and how you decide what you want to do.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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