2014-04-02

Oh Paris! |PR&P9#2|


PR&P's week two theme is "Spring Break"... We're suppoused to choose our dream vacation place and make an outfit inspired by that. Well, with all the rain from the latest days - after some wonderful sunny and warm ones - it doesn't feel like Spring at all. We're not going anywhere so soon though so any vacations, are just a way to dream for me for now. We are lucky to live by the sea. I actually can see it everyday through the window. Just a little bit of it, it's true, there are lots of building between our window and the sea, but I still can see it. So, no wonder, I dream about other kind of vacation, other than beach and paradise views. 


After thinking for a while, I chose Paris as my inspiration point. I would love to take my daughter there, visit the Euro Disney with her (I've never been to it either), but as much as we love Minnie Mouse and all the Disney princesses I'd love to go on a sight seeing tour through Paris... visit all those huge, imponent buildings... climb the top of the Eiffell tour again, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs Elysees... just get lost in the magic, l'amour... all that makes Paris... well, PARIS! I was about 8 when I visited it for the first time. I still remember how amazed I was with all of this.

And what is it that comes to my mind when I think of a Parisian look? Always the same things: black and white stripes, a black barret, and a pop of red. Really, I always imagine the famous "french paintor look" when I try to come with an imagine of Paris as an outfit. And that's exactly what I tried to include in the look I created this week.

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I picked two pieces to refashion again. A pair of black pants I didn't want anymore (I have a lot of them actually and it was just another one occupying precious space in my wardrobe). And I thrifted a 1€ button shirt a couple of days ago, I bought it in the usual charity shop for this project. Here they are:


I started with the skinny jeans. I've been wanting to make a new pair for G. for quite a long time. I first did the free 2T Small Fry Skinny jeans for a friend's kid, then I got to test the same pattern in other sizes, I did two shorts versions, one for my niece and one for my nephew, but I never got around to sew a pair for my daughter. I did a 2T size for her, And really liked the changes Laura made to the pattern (from the free one to the final). I really believe that this is my favourite pair so far and let me tell you there will be more in the future for sure.

Although, the pattern comes with great instruction to sew a girl's fly on the jeans, I just went and did the boy's one, most strore bought pants don't make them different anyway, and this way, it can be passed on to her little brother once she grows out of it. I used the shirt's striped fabric for the coin pocket, waistband lining and front pocket bags. This is the same fabric I used on the top. By using red thread, I was able to feature the pop of red I wanted. But that wasn't all, I also hadnstitched an Eiffeel Tour in one of the back pockets.


Then I did the top. I picked the Izzy top pattern to make it just like I did last week for the Panda's inspired look. I tried to follow the pattern and instructions as they are (find them HERE), but of course I had to do something differently - as always. I was half way through it when I thought about adding a black peter pan collar. Then I thought about making it with leftovers of the faux leather from my own corset. And then I thought I could add some beaded pins... just to try it, it was something I haven't done before, so why not?! And I did it! And I loved it! It's not perfect, I know, but I love it still.


I used a very very light fabric for the lining and it didn't go so well for me. But, it looks ok. As for the button tab. I was careful this time, but instead of having it closing on the inside, it goes in the inside of the top, so it won't mess with the collar. It's functional, and invisible at the same time.

Now, in my first photo of this look I am sharing just three options on how to wear it.
First one: with the red jacket I refashion for the Winter Wonderland theme from last season, and the cutest little girl shoes we own. In red of course!
Second: With a red beanie I had made from an old sweater. It was never blogged about, and same shoes.
Third: same as first, just changed the shoes. This ones are leopard printed with a pink bow and binding. 

51 comments:

  1. Love the chic color combination and the styling! My favorite is the Eiffel Tower!

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  2. Love how the top turned out! And the Eiffel Tower is perfect!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't really centered the tour so it gives me the itch but I try to ignore it... lol

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    1. I'd love to see you join us this week at the Inspire Us Thursdays! link party.

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    2. Thanks for linking up at Inspire Us Thursdays!

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  4. very cute. I love the small fry skinny jeans pattern. I sewed one for next week's challenge. Love the black and red. Great job

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    1. Thank you! It's a "must love" pattern for sure. I plan another one for next week's too... but a tiny little one! White/black and red are my favourite for sure!

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  5. Love how this outfit turned out. Tres chic! The details are amazing.

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  6. Ai que vontade de ir particiar também.

    E o look, que espectáculo :)

    bjs

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    1. E porque não Inês?
      Muito obrigado! bjs

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  7. I LOVE that jacket. I would totally wear it (in my size, of course:).
    Nicely done. You amaze me...doing both contests! I can barely get one done! LOL

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  8. This is so cute! and the perfect Parisian artist outfit. Love the Eiffel tower!
    Sandy in the UK

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  9. VERY Parisian.....cute and chic!! EXCELLENT JOB and interpretation!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad it meets my inspiration.

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  11. You did a wonderful job on your Paris themed outfit! Love the Eiffel Tower on the back pocket and it is all such an elegant, but functional look for a little one. Great job! I, too, dream of going to Paris, but I have never been to Europe, so I pretty much want to see everything. At least I can speak a bit of French, so I would be able to get around Paris better.

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    1. Thank you Stacy! Functional is what I am all about lately, I now refuse to sew something that most likely won't get any use. Well, at least I live in Europe, I'm a little closer.

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  12. Adoro! Branco & preto + vermelho são uma das combinações mais perfeitas!

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    1. Obrigado Sara, é das minhas combinações preferidas também.

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  13. I love everything about this outfit. Great job!

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    1. Thank you Noelle! That makes me happy!

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  14. Beautiful work! I love the jacket, the Eiffel Tower embroidery, the faux leather collar! Tres chic and fabulous!

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  15. This is absolutely adorable! I love the whole outfit. The Eiffel Tower was a great touch! I can see you winning this one.

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    1. Thank you! I first thought about putting the Eiffel tour into the top, I'm glad I changed my mind as I was going.

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  16. This is absolutely adorable! Nice touch with the Eiffel Tower on the skinny jeans! I can see you winning this one.

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  17. Wow, those pants are great! Love the collar too!

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    1. Thank you! I love the skinny jeans pattern by Titchy threads, but this is in fact the one I like best from all I've done so far.

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  18. These are all so cute - your little girl has a wardrobe many women would be envious of :)

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  19. Working my way through the PR&P and finally get to you! I love the pops of red in this outfit! The accents on the collar are adorable too!

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed making this. And I am glad the collar worked...

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  20. Gorgeous! I love the back pocket detail.

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  21. Muitos parabéns, Magda!
    A victória foi mais que merecida!

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    1. Obrigado Marta! Ainda nem tinha visto, pois o post não aparece ainda nos meus feeds. =D

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  22. Congratulations on your win Magda xxx

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  23. Congratulation on your win! Gorgeous outfit!

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  24. Congrats on the win, you do have a great look!

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  25. I just love the details in this outfit! Congratulations on your win!

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  26. Adorable! I wish I had it in my size! :o)

    www.dressupnotdown.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Well I kinda had it... hehe

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