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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Project Run and Play Sew Along Week 2: The Chevron Challenge

Well, I barely finished this one on time given everything else that's been going on around here this week...
But, I had these great ideas and I couldn't let them just fizzle away.
This weeks challenge on Project Run and Play was to create a look using chevron.
I came up with a pair of pants that features a large scale chevron pattern in a turquoise ombre colorway.
I pieced together quilting cotton and a dark wash denim to make the chevron fabric.
The pants are lined with fabric from a super soft, old pillowcase and have a patch pocket with decorative stitching on one leg.
When I think of chevron, I always think of ric-rac and that's how the Ric-Rac Racer shirt was conceived.
I know ric-rac is not technically chevron, but it's sooo close.
The shirt is a store bought long sleeved t-shirt that I embellished with applique race cars, zooming ric-rac lines and bright colored button tires.
My favorite thing about the shirt are those glittery button tires.  Yes, boys like glitter too!
I'm really happy with how this look came out...it is just how I imagined it!
What do you think?
I hope you have a chance to check out all of the other PR&P sew along looks here.
And you can vote on Friday for your favorite All-Star look here.

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  1. That is an awesome look!

  2. This is such a great boys look! Well done.

  3. Great pants! Love the ombré design.

  4. OMG this looks way cool and awesome! I love how the pants look and yes, the glitter tyres are a nice touch to the shirt! Your boy looks too suave for words! Way to go! Thanks for linking up too!

  5. Wow. Great pants. Good to see some more boy chevron stuff.

  6. very boy! I love how you used the three different sizes of ric rac on the shirt. The pants turned out fantastic, but boy what a lot of work to piece them!

  7. How cute! I love your take on the chevron. The looks very happy in his new outfit! Thanks for sharing!

    I'd love for you to check out our Pattern Party! Those with free patterns and templates to share are invited to link up. http://getyourcraptogether.blogspot.com/search/label/Pattern%20Party

  8. I love this!!! It's so creative! I thought about making something for my son but everything I thought of reminded me of Charlie Brown! I really like what you made, great work!!!

    -Ash P

  9. Neat idea to combine it with ombre and ric rac!

  10. Visiting from Sundae Scoop--SO happy to see clothes posts for boys on your blog! The outfits are so cute, and I think boys get too easily forgotten in the sewing world sometimes. I love your creative use of ric rac!

  11. Really cool! I tried making chevron pants for a boy and they looked like clown pants! These look awesome! I like the one leg!

  12. The first thing I noticed when I looked at the photo were the pants (which are adorable) but then I saw the shirt and it is soooo cute!

  13. That shirt is absolutely darling! My boys would love to wear them! Thanks so much for partying with us at Time to Sparkle Tuesday : )

    xoxo Liz


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