Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Project Run and Play Week 3 // An Ode to Reese's

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I am so excited to be back for week three of Project Run and Play!! The theme this week is "Candy Coated Challenge" and we were supposed to sew something inspired by a favorite Halloween Candy. This was by far the hardest week for me because I couldn't make up my mind on a candy! I changed my mind several times before I started sewing, but I finally decided I would have to sew something inspired by my most favorite candy ever - Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!


The best part of this challenge was visiting "Minnesota's Largest Candy Store." It has the most candy I have ever seen and it is a super fun place for a photoshoot! Thankfully, I do not live too close to it or I would be visiting all the time! 


My inspiration for this Reese's PB Cup outfit started with this orange stretch denim from Michael Levine. I have never made a denim jacket, but once I had the idea, my wheels started spinning! I started with the Friday dress from Petit a Petit Patterns. I used the bodice pieces in one size bigger than my sister usually wears. Then I lengthened the bodice pieces several inches so it would be long enough for a jacket. I added two welt pockets using this tutorial as a reference. The Friday dress comes with long sleeves but no cuffs. I shortened the sleeves a few inches and added the length back in using cuffs. Then I added a sleeve placket using this method. I also added a band instead of hemming.


I topstitched my seams using grey topstitching thread. It was leftover from another project and I love how the thicker thread stands out on the orange denim!


I used a contrasting orange and white gingham to line the pockets and the back yoke. You can see it peaking out here.


The yellow snaps might be my favorite part of the jacket! I got them from Snap Source and they add just the right amount of contrast! They were so fun to put in too! I love using a hammer in my sewing projects.



I am really proud of how this jacket turned out! It gave me the confidence that I can take any pattern and change it into what I want! You would never guess that this jacket started from a dress pattern.


The shirt was also really fun to make! I started with the Oliver + S School Bus T-Shirt. It is becoming one of my favorite patterns, because it works for most of my siblings! I wanted to make something that would represent the peanut butter and chocolate of the Reese's PB cup. I used this tan knit fabric from my stash to make the shirt and added strips of ruffles to represent the ruffling around the PB cup! I kind of made it up as I went along and really like the end result! 


I also added a ruffle to each sleeve.


I left the back plain and I love how the sleeve ruffles peak out from this view. 


The skirt is made using chocolate brown knit from Purple Seamstress. This represents the chocolate part of the PB cup. I used two rectangles based on my sister's waist and length measurements to make the skirt. Then I gathered the top edge and sewed on a double folded yoga waistband. The result is a cute and comfortable skirt that she will be able to wear with many different outfits! 




Love this silly girl!

The outside of the candy store is a bright yellow, which made the perfect backdrop for our Reese's Peanut Butter Cup inspired outfit! I love how the the ruffles look peaking out from the open jacket!

I know you want to see pictures inside the candy store too! It is a HUGE place full of unique (and common) types of candy! If you can think of it they probably have it somewhere!


This is just the beginning, when you walk into the store!



Of course, she needed a picture with a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!


We even found a 2 lb chocolate peanut butter cup! Yes, TWO POUNDS! No, I did not buy it - that would be way too dangerous!


We had a fun time taking pictures in the red telephone booth!

Thank you so much for reading about my candy inspired outfit! I hope you enjoyed seeing a peak inside my favorite candy store too! Don't forget to head over to the Project Run and Play blog and vote for your favorite outfit!

~Elizabeth

16 comments:

  1. Way to go on taking that dress to a jacket level!! You're right, those yellow snaps are perfect for the theme. I've been wondering about making a Snapsource order too..

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    1. Thank you! It was a fun challenge! I was really happy with the snaps from snap source and I'm thinking about putting in another order too.

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  2. I love the orange gingham in the pocket! Ok, I love the whole jacket!

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    1. Thank you, Raphaelle! I love it too and want it in my size!

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  3. Wow, you definitely have my vote! You really went all out on this one! All the little details of the ruffles and all of the colors are there in spades, plus each of these pieces are totally wearable as normal clothes. I love Snap Source's snaps too. I just put some of their pearl snaps on a cardigan, and I love how quick and easy they are to add a closure with some color!

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    1. Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun with this challenge and it is my favorite PR&P outfit I have sewn so far!

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  4. That jacket is so endearing, can you make me one? You should totally make a business or a website to sell all of those fabulous items you make. Very winsome Elizabeth!

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  5. Wow, I love it! All the pieces complement each other so nicely, and it looks just like the Reese's peanut butter cups. The yellow snaps look like the little Reese's pieces candies, too! Also, I am so impressed with your dress pattern to coat transformation. You did a great job!

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    1. Thank you!! Yes, I love that she will be able to wear all of these pieces together or separately.

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  6. You really got into the Candy inspiration theme! I could easily see how all the details came from that Reese's peanut butter cup. I love the welt pockets on the jacket. I might try that on my next project.

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    1. Thank you! The welt pockets were really fun to add and not too hard! I enjoyed trying something new!

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  7. That denim jacket is everything! You really did an amazing job. And I love Reese's too!

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    1. Thank you! Reese's really are the best!

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  8. I didn't know you live in Minnesota! I'm in a western suburb of Minneapolis!

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    1. So cool!! I lived in Minneapolis when I was little but then my family moved to a small town in southern MN. I'm about an hour south of the twin cities.

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