Project Run and Play has started again. I really like the themes of this season, so decided to give it a try to sew along. Let's see if I can make it through all four weeks... Anyway, I decided to keep things 'simple', and only sew one item per week. This week's challenge was to create an outfit inspired by your favorite animal.
I decided to make a color-blocked shirt inspired by the colours of the kingfisher. They have an amazing blue colour. I used to row when I was a student, and sometimes (very rarely) we would see a blue flash speeding just above the water. That's the most I've seen of them in real life. Fortunately, the web is abundant with beautiful pictures of these birds.
The shirt was very easy to make. I simply took a blue onesie that J had outgrown lengthwise. I cut off the bottom half about 1 inch below the armpits. Then I created the bottom half of the shirt from greyish brown jersey and added it to the remainder of the onesie. To create the pocket I reused an old t-shirt, using the existing hem as the top of the pocket (next time, I will line it or back it with some interfacing, to give it a bit more stability). Add a waistband, a little tag, and done!
The shirt is paired with basic brown knit pants that I made a while ago. That makes it a complete handmade outfit after all.
During the photoshoot, J decided to do some good kingfisher imitations. He wouldn't sit still for one single second. Instead, he speeded through the room on hands and knees and tried to dive headfirst from the couch to catch a fish (ehm, toy). So most of my photos contained nothing more than a blue hazy flash...