Week 1 of Project Run and Play is finally here and I'm so excited!! The theme this week -- Home Sweet Home -- it's all about home and what makes your home the best. We live in Panama City Beach on Florida's gorgeous Emerald Coast. So this week was a given that we would head to our favorite place about a mile from our house and dip our toes in the sugar white sand. The first thought that came to mind was creating fancy one of a kind dresses for a beautiful beach shoot -- but then I thought about it for a few minutes and decided I wanted to reflect our everyday life style.
For my first look, I drafted a pair of shorts with a sweet, angled ruffle and paired it with a cross over cami using my Daybreak pattern as the starting point. The shorts are a Robert Kaufman cotton lawn from Cali Fabrics. For a pop of color on the white drawstring, I wrapped the ends in matching threads. The top is white cupro from Sincerely Rylee. I removed the placket from the Daybreak pattern piece, and cut a second curved layer for the cross over portion and added wrapped binding.
For the second outfit, I had a sweet beachy dress with a fabric color to match our gorgeous emerald waters in mind. I drafted the front of the dress to have a casing at the neckline and one at the waist so that it would create delicate ruffles when cinched down on the ties, that tie in bows on the sides and neckline of the dress. The back I used my Free Falling pattern as a starting point, raising the back, changing the armscye and adding ties to the side. The fabric used is a silky noil/viscose linen blend from Imagine Gnats.
Totally didn't think to take flatlay photos before we headed to the beach, so the dress of course got a little salty before this flatlay photo. Always a good idea to have a change of clothes and towels in the car when you live at the beach -- especially if you have a 3 year old in tow!
Head over to the Project Run and Play blog to see all the entries and vote for you fave for Week 1. Hopefully I'll be back next week to share my Super Hero themed outfits with you all!
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