Love is in the Air - Project Run and Play

This week is all about love at Project Run and Play . Love is in the Air is the theme. I thought about making a frilly dress with lace and ruffles for Ania, since whenever I think of the most romantic (or depressing, depending where you are on the spectrum of love) day of the year, I think feminine and puffy and over the top. Except, I knew that Ania will not wear it. She has been obsessed with the Lion King.  Most days she is on all fours being Simba making grrr sounds and prowling after her little brother. The clothes that she wears need to pass the "Simba test" - can she be a lion and crawl around. Well, puffy, frilly, lacy dresses fail the "Simba test" miserably. So we decided to pay a subtle homage to the day, make something comfortable and practical with slight references to everything romantic.


See what I mean. The soft knit is all pink and lacy, yet comfortable. The pattern is from 4/2011 Ottobre magazine. I like it well enough. The method they use to finish the neckline is supposed to make it look all professional by using a regular sewing machine, and not the fancy attachment on the serger. Except, it is hard to get it perfect or at least close to perfect. And I am a perfectionist when it comes to necklines.


I had to redo it twice before I was happy with the results. Though, I think I need to make a smaller button loop.

The pants are very soft sweatpants with the little detail on the side.

Subtlety, my friend. Well, maybe not, but Ania loves it. You can't tell by the picture, but the thread is sparkly.

Ania loves her new outfit but not the modeling part.


Enough with the pictures! 






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21 comments

  1. Hola Olga!
    Ania is adorable and you are amazing!

    ~SimplyyMayra ;)

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  2. I love that sweet detailing of the hearts on her sweat pants. I also L-O-V-E her hair! Great Job Momma!
    with love
    -Jo

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  3. Looks like something simple and comfy that my kids would love!
    Great job.
    Kristi

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  4. I also love the heart detail on the pants!

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  5. She is too cute! Thank you for joining the blog hop! I have followed back:)
    Brittney

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  6. I Love that the stitching is in hearts and sparkly. It's so fun. I have to second the hair comment too. Her hair is gorgeous!

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  8. :) the romantic mood is indeed very sutble, even with the pink shoes ;) ! very nicely done, and I also like the hair tamed into 2 pony-tails :)

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  9. Sweet and comfy! I love the details on the pants.

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  10. Too cute! I'm a new follower from the blog hop and I would love for you to check out my blog and consider following me back!

    Alise @ Readers In Wonderland

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  11. Very cute! Looks super comfy too! :)

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  12. I agree, this looks so comfy and I love the fabric choice for the top. Well done with all of the details!

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  13. I love this outfit - so adorable and practical!! Also love the front detailing! Nice work!

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  14. I looove her curls! She is so adorable.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I'm following you as well.

    Phylicia
    http://heartsncraftsboutique.blogspot.com/

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  15. Darling outfit!!! Just stopping by to follow you back from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop!!! Have a Simply Heavenly weekend!!! :):)

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  16. I think that is such an adorable outfit. I love hearts very much. ;) I wish I could make clothes for my kids. I don't have that kind of talent though.

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  17. Beautiful outfit, Olga!
    I'm Anne from Life on the Funny Farm. Thanks for following me! Following you back...

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  18. Found you on the Naptime Review! Love your blog...new follower.

    -Erin
    www.happyorganizedlife.com

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  19. So lovely! Well done and thanks for linking in!

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  20. I'm your newest follower!
    Follow me at http://pampereddaughterthriftywife.blogspot.com/
    - Sarah

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  21. The outfit is adorable and your daughter even more so! Great work on staying true to your daughter's style! :D

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