Hi all! I was lucky enough to be able to compete in CraftingCon season 4 and this month's theme is Steampunk. I had a great time coming up with something that represents the theme, but is still wearable and not a costume. I came up with a leather corset inspired top and a petticoat type skirt. I love how it turned out. Go to the CraftingCon to see more adorable geeky looks! 

I had a hard time this week with the "signature style" theme for Project Run & Play. My signature style is little girly dresses with vintage pieces, but my daughter is just too old for that look now and my little one WILL NOT let me take pictures of her! So here is my signature style compromise, a grown up girly girl with less frill, but still feminine.

an In Be"tween" Princess

For the bodice I used the Cosette pattern from Violette Field Threads {LOVE!}, 
but added a circle skirt instead of a gathered skirt.

I was able to sneak in a few ruffles without her complaining about it being to babyish, win!

I made a hi-low circle skirt...from a tablecloth from Target! Yep, I'm cool like that ;) It worked beautifully and was way cheaper than buying all that fabric! Plus it was already hemmed! 
Does it get better than that? 

I adore it, I would totally wear it if I could pull it off!

I had a great time sewing along with Project Run & Play this season! Looking forward to the next one! In the meantime I am working on stocking up my new store, look for it soon!

I was a few hours short of missing the cutoff this week, but I made it! Whew! This week's Project Run and Play theme was "All That Glitters", so here is my beautiful, glittery,

Golden Girl

I knew right away that I wanted to make a golden circle skirt, {if you've been here before you know I love circle skirts}. I used a gold satin and gold glittery elastic, it's super shiny and I wish it were in my size!

I made three tops, which is the reason that I almost ran out of time! The first two just didn't look right with the skirt, so I kept working! My daughter's friend modeled shirt #2 down below, it's much cuter with jeans than it was with the skirt!

I ended up making a simple black tank and added some glitter with an iron on quote that I made with my Silhouette machine. Perfect for the skirt!

Here is shirt #2, my daughter's friend want to be a "tough girl" and wear some glitter 
with her combat boots, looks pretty adorable!

They said that both girly girls AND tough girls can "pull off" glitter....Love these two!

I love the girly, but sophisticated look that I ended up with, perfect for my tween! 

I apologize for the bad pictures, it was literally 9 at night! Go forth and leave a little sparkle, y'all!