Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Soaring High Jacket

 Project Run and Play - Week 3 - Boys' Week

 This week I was inspired by a childhood favourite - Astro Boy!

I created a jacket with custom screen printed lining:


First I created the template for the screen and did some test prints:


Next I laid down the first 2 rows of soaring Astro Boys:



Then the second row in alternate spacing to create the flying effect:

 
Lastly I did rows of stars in-between for the final look:


For the jacket I used Amelie's Paris Coat as a guide for a basic outline and altered it - taking out all the feminine tailoring!


I trimmed the jacket with handmade white bias binding (inspired by this look) and used 2 large coat buttons to finish it off!




I love it...my first adventure into designing boy's clothes was fun...and since my girls also LOVE Astro Boy I think this jacket will get  bit of wear!





(Practicing some 'Boy' looks)




We also has some fun with the left over bits of fabric!

Amelie helped me stitch the softies shut:






And then she wanted to practice her stitching by making a piece for her bedroom:


It's now hanging in pride of place next to her bed!


For more awesome boy outfits head over HERE!



10 comments:

  1. Wow - well done! The lining is sooo cool!!

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  2. That is wonderful lining fabric - I love it when clothes have a hidden surprise!

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  3. Super fun! And I love how you used the scraps.

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  4. This WHOLE PROJECT IS AWESOME!! I have a great love for astro boy& all things associated with him. Saw this project (eye bug& oooh & AAhhh follows) ... I had to click follow. Great job!

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  5. I love that look. I love the screen printing, and I love that you did projects with your girls, with the left over scraps. Really nice job!
    with love
    -Jo

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  6. That jacket is so incredibly cute!! :)

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  7. Oh I always love seeing kids involved with the making ;) it's so great that she has something to be proud of and she did a great job! The screen printing is awesome too.

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  8. Oh my gosh this is totally awesome! I love it, definitely pinning. Thanks so much for sharing this at my link party :)
    Marissa @ Rae Gun Ramblings

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