Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Project Run and Play: signature style, the scraps Hibernis

We are in the last week of this season's Project Run and Play, so the theme is "signature style". In my first fourth week of Project Run and Play, I wrote I did not know what my signature style was. Now, I have an idea. It definitely involves jersey, there have to be pockets, a bold combination of fabrics (and the garment therefore usually doesn't fit with any of the other garment in my kid's closet) and often it involves a hack (that did not change).


If I would make a the list of designers I sew from often, Sofilantjes* would be at the top of the list. I have done several tests in the last year for Sofilantjes, and also when I am not testing, I often use her patterns. For example, I used the Nivalis for this season's week two. I therefore decided on a pattern from Sofilantjes, the Hibernis* for my signature style and hack it into one size smaller (to a chest 48 cm) for my very skinny 2 year old, with a huge baby belly.



Throwing away fabric is hard for me, so I kind a save all. The smaller scraps go in big bags to be used as filling (once I will need them for sure), but the bit bigger scraps go back in the fabric closet. I had some weird shaped scraps from this dress, of which one small part had the bunny bear pair on it. For my youngest I had to make the top of my front pattern piece narrower and the bottom wider (to accompany that huge belly) and this way the scrap was the perfect size for my Hibernis front panel.



I managed to cut two pockets, two side pieces (one horizontal and one vertical) and two wrist pieces from my Finch Fabric scraps as well. These pieces had been in my stash for months because I did not know with what to combine it. When I tested the woman Legend some scraps remained and they formed a nice combination with the brown and green from Finch Fabric.


I really love how the garment turned out and it definitely fits the does-not-fit-with-anything style. I combined the shirt with her only pair of jeans, and they are a bit short (yeh for cropped pictures), but the neutral blue was perfect to balance the bold shirt. She was very pleased when I pointed out the pockets to her, for the rest of the shoot she refused to take her hands out of them.


I also would like to show you a different view of the Hibernis I sewed during testing. I was a bad girl, and put the tabs on the outside of the neckband. In my defense this hack is not visible in the pictures with cowl. Now that the pattern is out for a few weeks, I do want to show you how our shirt looks like without the cowl. The tabs are snapped in place on the upper arms and are a nice extra detail to the shirt. If the cowl is on, the arm snaps are visible, but I chose a color that perfectly matches the print.



I hope that next season's end my signature style will be a totally self drafted garment. I love to hear what you think of my creations. Feel free to leave a comment in the language you prefer (although Google translate might have to assist me if you choose something different than English, German, Dutch or Hungarian). If you buy anything through my affiliate links (the one indicated with a *), I get a small commission (the price stays the same for you), I am very grateful for everything that feeds my fabric addiction.


27 comments:

  1. Ahh wat een schatje. En idd, net precies leuk gecombineerd!

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    1. Een tijdje geleden was ik echt actief op zoek naar iets bijpassends en niks uit de kast klopte erbij.

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  2. Dat zijn leuke stofrestjes, passen perfect bij elkaar! Leuke shirts!!

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    1. Het was echt een super smal stukje, ik had de stukken ernaast weg geknipt om de kraag te maken van die andere jurk, echt een gelukje dat ik nog een patroon vond waardoor ik er iets mee kon.

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  3. Leuk! En wat wordt ze toch groot!

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    1. Ze voelt zich super groot in ieder geval ;)

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  4. Dat is inderdaad helemaal jou stijl ; ) Schattig truitje en dat uit restjes!

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  5. Wat leuk! En die zakjes in de taille zijn echt super!

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    1. Ja het is echt een super leuk patroontje.

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  6. Super! En de stofjes passen idd perfect bij elkaar.

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    1. Nu is het zelfs niet zo erg dat ik per ongeluk een stukje oor van de beer afknipte, jeetje was baalde ik zeg.

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  7. Cute top! I love your fun fabric choices!

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    1. Thanks, "fun" is a nice description, people usually describe it as unconventional ;)

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    1. Ja ik was heel blij dat ik hem nog tot zijn recht kon laten komen.

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  9. Waw die kleuren gaan ├ęcht heel goed samen!! (Finch fabrics en punta di roma), heel tof gedaan!

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    1. En die Punto rekte echt goed, heerlijk stofje om mee te werken en te dragen, nogmaals bedankt!

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  10. The way the pockets work on that shirt is very cool! I love it. That is an adorable little garment for your girl; all the different fabrics came together well.

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  11. How cute! The pockets are such a fun detail and you have the best fabrics!

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  12. Prachtige combi, maar ik vind precies niet terug wat het tweede stofje is (mouwen en achterkant)!

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    1. Punti di roma, hier is de info http://www.inspinration.blogspot.nl/2016/02/woman-legend-dress.html

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  13. That rabbit and bear fabric is SO CUTE!! Great job!

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    1. Finch Fabric has so many beautiful fabrics!

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  14. Oh, deze Hibernis is prachtig! Dat stofje alleen al, ik ben het ook aan het verwerken momenteel. En ik vind dat dat nog goed meevalt van kleurencombinaties, alles past mooi bij elkaar!
    Het detail aan de tweede Hibernis is ook een leukerd, zeker met dat hartje erop :-)

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