Tuesday, 29 January 2013


The task for PRP this week is a Valentine's themed outfit.  The is an easy one for me since Maya loves pink, hearts, flowers, etc.  The hard part was that I totally mixed up my weeks and I finished my men's shirt outfit this past weekend!!  When I read the website Monday morning I just shook my head. Luckily I had already planned the Valentine's outfit and I had started cutting the fabric.  I stayed up a little later last night and got it all together.

I really didn't want to make something too over the top.  I wanted whatever I made to be useful on days other than Valentine's Day as well.  I think this outfit fits the bill!  The sweater is upcycled from an thin cotton/cashmere Jcrew sweater I have had for years. It had a slight hole in the side and it shrunk in the dryer so I wasn't getting much use out of it. I used an existing knit shirt to cut pieces out. I was able maintain the existing hem , sleeve hems and the bottom front of the neckline. For the back of the neck I made a facing out of a grey patterned bias tape.  I have it turned to the outside so it can be seen from the back. It serves to keep the neckline from stretching out too much as the top is worn.  I added a heart on the front made of polka dot knit fabric. 

 The pants are made from stretchy dark pink cord - with sparkles.  I was at the fabric store a while ago and - no joke- I though to myself "The perfect fabric for Maya would stretchy pink corduroy.  And if it had sparkles she would be in heaven."  And then I turned down an aisle and came face to face with the fabric I had just described in my head.  I had to buy some.  Luckily I had a coupon.  I cut the pants to be skinny jean/jegging type pants.  I used the Sleep Johns pattern from the book Growing Up Sew Liberated and they are a perfect fit.

Maya requested a picture in  this pose:


  1. Very fun, warm, and comfy. I love that pink polka dot heart! And wahoo! you already have next weeks done. Lucky :) Great Job Momma!
    with love

  2. Cute pants! I am a huge fan of corduroy..and funny, I mixed up the weeks too, but luckily I realized my mistake on Saturday:)

  3. Darling Girls! I have enjoyed reading your blog. thanks for sharing!

  4. cute polka dot heart, and this outfit just looks so comfy!