Project Run and Play Week 3: Gone Boho

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Welcome back to Week 3 for Project Run and Play!  This week the theme was Boho Chic.  I did a lot of debating and changing up plans throughout this week before settling on these final looks.  I ended up with a plan that focused on the Chic part of Boho.  I wanted something that had some fashionable vibes and not to much of the “excess” that we sometimes see in boho styling. Be sure to check out my looks and then hope back over to Project Run and Play to place your vote for this week.

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First this first look I started with the Fishtail Kimono and modified it by removing the gathered portion from the back and blending the two back pieces together.  I wanted to be able to feature the print on this fabric and I felt removing the gathered pieces would be the perfect way to do that.  This kimono features french seams and facings that make the inside look just as amazing as the outside.  Check out the inside of the kimono below.

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I love the longer back of this kimono and kept this as a feature after modifying the back.  It’s a perfect length for the shorts. Covers the bum, but leaves the shorts visible.  I’m not a huge fan of your shorts being covered by a top.  It makes you look like you aren’t wearing bottoms. 😉

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For the denim shorts I started with the Lily Shorts from Violette Field Threads.  I blended sizes to because I have a string bean that has shot up a few inches.  She’s really starting to grow!  These shorts are screaming boho with this fringe accent. I’m loving the look.

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For the green knit dolman t-shirt I started with a t-shirt and traced the top to make a pattern piece.  I added a very slight curved in the front and back.   I cut the neckband on the bias to give the neckline a break from the horizontal stripes in the front.  I finished off the look with a tassel necklace made from the remaining trim from the shorts and a suede tie.

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For my little dress lover I wanted to feature a handkerchief hemline.  It’s fun like a circle skirt but adds a definite boho vibe.  I started with the Boheme Sky in midi length (mini dress) from Striped Swallow Designs.  The designer there has a taste for bohemian fashion and it’s visible with all her patterns.  For this make I selected a fun fabric from JoAnn’s.  It had the same gold and navy tones as the kimono fabric so it coordinates well without being overwhelming.  The fabric was perfect for giving the bodice a look of having trims without the need to actually adding any.  I fussy cut the bodice and sleeves to give a the dress its own design.

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I especially love the look down the arms.  I also modified by making a 3/4 length sleeve.  If you follow me, you probably already know 3/4 sleeves are how I roll. This pattern includes short, elbow and long, so I made a simple mod to make it what I really wanted.  I also prefer a wider hem allowance, so I modified that too.

 

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This little lady was really working for her money.  She had a pay out in mind, and wanted to be sure she got it.  Don’t you love her sassy poses?

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I loved putting my cover-stitch machine to work with this dress.  I used a yellow thread to add a little pop of color. You can scope that on the sleeve hem above, and some on the skirt as well.

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I do love getting to shoot photos together.  One day I’ll get all three of the girls to cooperate and end up with some fabulous moments. This shoot was a fun one for these two and I can’t wait to take more with the next project.   Don’t forget to swing by and vote for your favorite Boho Chic look!

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