My goodness…it’s been a while. Not sure where the time has gone. Summers been a little crazy for us. I wouldn’t want it any other way, though. While I didn’t have much time to share what I’ve been sewing over the summer, I did create some fun stuff. I also finally made an instagram for the blog, follow me here at avaslookbook. I’m happy to finally have the time to share some stuff with you guys.
I was excited to see another round of Project Run and Play was starting up. A perfect excuse for me to get it together and sew some fun stuff along with the contestants of the competition. The theme is really cute for the first week, 80’s cartoon inspired. While i do consider myself an 80’s baby, I was born in October of 1989, so I probabaly shouldn’t. I really didn’t get to see too much of it, therefore meaning, I had to turn to my trusty pal Google. When i was trying to decide which cartoon I should base my look off of, I came across She-ra, Princess of Power. The name alone was amazing, but her outfit really sealed the deal for me.
The competition rules state that the look has to be inspired by the cartoon and NOT a costume. So, i took all my favorite elements of She-ra’s look and created a fun modern everyday outfit for Ava.
Let’s start with the dress. She-ra has a certain goddess like quality to her. I loved the idea of a white dress with just hints of gold. So what i did was draft a simple white sleeves shift dress. I’m pretty proud of myself for drafting this baby on my own, too. I used a white embroidered eyelet cotton and I created a bit of a yoke insert underlined in a gold tissue lame fabric, just to give it that subtle gold shimmer. I wanted to add a little extra glam to the look so I sewed some seed beads and pearls on the yoke as well. I like that it has a 60’s mod vibe to it.
To go with the dress I found THE most perfect shoes at Old Navy, I mean really, it was like serendipity.
She-ra has a gorgeous red cape, and while I love a good cape, I decided to whip up a quick zippered pouch in a red faux suede, with a cool gold shimmery zipper. I came across THE most amazing patches by P.S. I Made This (she’s amazing, slightly obssessed), and knew they’d be perfect for her pouch. “XO” is perfect for the girl born on Valentines day, am I right?! So i was pretty excited about that.
To finish off the look I found metallic leather string and braided the strands into two braids for a headband, a modern, wearable nod to she-ra’s insane head piece. Creating this look was so much fun. I’m so excited to get back in the swing of things on the blog, see you soon! 🙂