Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Project Run and Play, 80's Cartoon theme

Does anybody not see this coming? If there is a word for my 3 year old's style, it's bright, Rainbow Brite.

Hi! I love bright yellow, bright red, bright blue, bright orange, bright green, and bright purple!

I found this fabric at Joann's, and it's knit, and bright, and the moment my 3 year old saw it... well, let's just say that it will be a sad day when it isn't big enough for capes anymore. Everyone needs a giggling giraffe cape (Giggling giraffes is what is printed beneath the yellow giraffe's). 

I used an interesting shorts pattern from Ottobre 3/2014 #12, with 3 pockets, running stripes and easy swingy shapes. The second I saw them I thought 80's gymnasium, so this is her gymnastics suit, a la rainbow brite. I used stretch terry borrowed from 7 year old's too small shirt. They match the shoes. THE shoes. 

Notice the yellow pocket on front.

I made the shirt out of basic tank sloper with some binding for muscle-t look. She wanted more pockets. Maybe next time. I really like how the top turned out. The shorts are cute, but I think I'd use a firmer fabric for the stripe/binding if I made them again. The lycra knit kind of puckered, or maybe I used the wrong stitch for it. 


Rainbow Brite would have done more kapows if she'd had these shoes.

Also, she would have ridden more whales.

Thanks for stopping by! If you like kids clothes be sure to check out Project Run and Play


  1. Fun and comfy! I like the wide binding on the sleeves--the outfit definitely has an '80s vibe while being totally modern :)

    1. Thanks so much! I really love it when the things I make are worn and cute. :) Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I love those shorts!! What a cute pattern and adorable outfit ;o) I'm currently hosting a sewing series called Sew Many Books. there is a sew a long {with prizes!} If you have sewed anything inspired by a book in 2014 I'd love to have you join! Hop over to Nap-Time Creations and check out the series! Emily

    1. Thanks! Your challenge sounds EXACTLY like my cup of tea. I am going to check it out post haste! So glad you commented. :)

  3. Cute idea! I have some of the fabric too and can't bear to make anything with it cause cutting into it seems so final :)

    1. I know that feeling. The longer I have a fabric, the more precious it becomes. I want to keep everything in beautiful color-coordinated rows forever, because heaven forbid I have to go out and buy new fabric... except I LOVE to buy new fabric. Thanks for commenting, Call Ajaire. We must be strong. :)


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