Today I’m presenting my first Project Run & Play outfit! Hope you’ll like it!?
When I received the ‘80s cartoons theme, I started digging into my memories. I can remember that my sister and I got our very first Gameboy with the iconic game Super Mario in the late ‘80s! I must not tell you that this present was a special one to me? My very first computer game! As I’m totally into dungarees at the moment, Super Mario and his friend Luigi became my inspiration for this first challenge. I choose not to copy the entire style, but just let me inspire by the type of garments. I added a little bit of extra ’80s touch by choosing some typical fabrics / accessories. Ready for a lot of pictures?
I paired my own new Charles pants / dungarees pattern with the Ole cardigan by Zonen09. This way the total outfit is designed in Belgium! Hooray! :) I added some small details like the button badge, an ‘80s style hair tie and look at those sneakers. We love them!Now let’s start with my own Charles pattern. For the Charles I choose a dark blue denim, that matches with one of my all time favourite Petit Pan fabrics perfectly well. I don’t have to tell you anymore that I’m a big fan of piping? Especially white one. Always matches and it’s a beautiful contrast with the dark blue. The buttons were sewn on in a ‘flower shape’. The pattern is my own design and will be released with 3 options (pants, shorts, dungarees) in about 2 weeks time. The timing depends on the outcome of the test that’s up and running at this very moment! When everything goes well, the pattern will be available from the 29th of September. Exciting!
The Ole pattern is a design from Zonen09. This reversible cardigan, sewn with nicky velours and some stretch terry with a very light golden sparkle matches perfectly with my own dungarees. With a little bit of sparkle I refer to Mario & Luigi as true stars! Just like the ‘golden kamsnaps’. When you pair this Ole with my Charles, the orange colour is perfect. But what if you want to pair it with a more subtle outfit? Just turn it inside out and this Ole can be matched with all your favourite garments. Extra soft and warm to wear for the coming winter. At the moment the Ole pattern is only available in Dutch, but Sharon will do her very best to have an English translation ready before the end of 2014! Hooray!
Hope you like my first outfit? I tried to stay close to my own style, as I’m not the type of person to sew extraordinary garments… I admire people that can (like Celina & Griet) and I’m sure my outfit will be far the most basic one. But when I saw Nore running around in her dungarees at the playground, it made me very happy! I was just thinking the whole time: Yes, yes,yes! That cute little girl is mine! ;)
Want to see the other creations or feel like voting for my outfit? Head over to the PR&P website for more information! Hope to make it to the second round as I particularly love the 2nd theme.
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I love how it turned out!! great outfit :)
What a cute outfit! I love that it fits the theme beautifully, but it’s still so practical! I like to sew things that my kids can wear everyday, too!
Mooi Marte! De Belgen zijn mijn absolute favoriet. Ik voorspel nu al een all-round Belgische PRP-finale!
Oh merci! Ben blij dat de kop eraf is, maar ik weet niet of ik het hoge tempo in combinatie met de lancering van Charles wel ga kunnen volhouden! Spannend, vermoeiend en leuk tegelijk. :)
Oh I love it, marte! So true to your style and in NO WAY boring! Great job!
Thanks Laura! Can you tell that I’m feeling insecure? Don’t know if this is really my cup of tea to be honest! M
I love how wearable this look is, the combo of fabrics are great. Your sewing is impeccable! She looks like she has a look she can enjoy for a long time!
Great outfit! And so practical… I love this dungaree with a slight vintage look…. Well done for this first challenge! I would have struggled with the theme!
Cool Marthe! En keimooie foto’s ook!
What a neat outfit! Your style defiantly shines through…and I love it! The colors, the pattern, the comfy cardigan! Awesome!
So cute!! Love your fabric combo and piping for the overalls.
Met glans geslaagd!
Congratulations! This is awsome! You have my vote!
Mijn stem heb je ook!
oh it’s very cute! i love the super mario inspiration (HUGE fan of super mario over here!!) and love that you get the theme without it being costumey. well done and good luck!
I can’t wait for that pattern!
Sober, koddig, speels… retro en hip tegelijkertijd! Schone versie!
I think this is quite extraordinary! I can’t wait to make some dungarees for my kids- this is such a cute pattern. Oh and my kids are crazy Mario fans! I really can’t wait to see what you make next week. Wishing you best of luck!
Thanks a lot for all your sweet comments!