Whimsically Wishing {Project Run and Play Finale}

Well, can you believe we are at the end of Project Run and Play?  These last few weeks have flown by. I can’t say thank you enough for the sweet comments and support you have given me throughout this competition. Today I have 2 freebies for you, so stick around until the end! I also have a fun giveaway once you have voted..Read about it at the bottom.:)

 This week is all about our signature style. I thought for awhile about how to word my style. I find it hard to put into words my style but this outfit embodies it completely!

I find my style to be bold with whimsy. What is that? I LOVE to make interchangeable pieces…pieces that can be mixed and matched to make a lot of outfits. I love funky color combinations, bold patterns and LOTS of little details to make the outfit come alive. (note: don’t you LOVE this picture?! As soon as we started the photo shoot, my daughter found the dandelions and started blowing the seeds to make a wish. Don’t you love how you can see the little seeds as they are just blown fun! This is the shot that inspired the name of the outfit.)

I started this outfit by making the chevron fabric..the color combo is one of my favorites and I love it paired against the white.  I made the slightly flaired swing top from a modified  bodice pattern.  I added a simple ruffled sleeve to the shirt to soften it up just a bit. I have been a long time fan of chevron, so it was fun to incorporate this pattern into my design.

I love the added flower brooch. I think it is so fun to add little details like this. I love the texture it brings and adds that quick pop of color to add to the shirt.  The shorts have sweet buttons up the leg and I added some ruffles and pink piping at the bottom  to give the shorts some character and make the outfit more cohesive. They also have deep pockets..perfect for my daughter who likes to carry little “things” around with her all day.

She was so fun during the shoot..and as you can probably tell, she was obsessed with blowing dandelions over and over!

I also made a bolero jacket to coordinate with the outfit..and added the same ruffle and piping as on the shorts to help it all come together. It really adds a bit of sophistication and femininity to the outfit, which I love having the option of! It also adds a bit of detailing to the back of the outfit..

You know how much I love details, so lets look at a few:

After getting the outfit done, I stepped back and looked at it and decided I would accessorize with gold as the colors in the outfit are all warm and wanted to keep it cohesive. I added some sweet trim to make some bracelets…

In her hair, I added gold cording to her braids and then strung two feathers  on it as well..I LOVE how the feathers looked…so magical! I added a head band made out of gold trim.

One of Maizies favorite pieces were the gold glittered boots. I simply used mod podge on some old cowboy boots I had laying around, poured on the glitter and then sealed it with mod podge again. Such a fun way to personalize shoes! The lacy boot socks were really simple to make and added a sweet little detail coming out of the boots.

And that is it!(phew..breathe a sigh of relief). There are many things I am looking forward to …getting my house in order, doing my dishes, making good, nutritious dinners again and continuing to sew!  This competition has encouraged me to show more sewing on my blog, and I hope you will stick around with me to see it!  Sewing has been such a great outlet for me in my creative life, but it is most importantly SO fun to head into my sewing room and sew up something  unique and cute and full of personality for my daughter and my sons (yes, i do have 3 of those as well!)…and the bonus being that I don’t have to spend a lot of money doing it as well as know that no one will have the same outfit.

I also cannot end without thanking my amazing husband and kids for being patient and supportive, my friends and family, Melynda, from Sweet as Honey Photography for all of the pictures and especially my sweet daughter, who modeled for me each and every week and acted like a pro..I think you can all tell why it is so fun to dress her through the pictures, but she also endured the countless fitting sessions..all of the time without complaining. She has made this whole experience SO fun and rewarding.

To celebrate the finale of the competition, I have two special freebies for you. First is  a special edition Maizie doll…the clothes to match my final outfit, complete with feathers in her hair.

You can find the doll here.

Here is the lineup of all of the dolls and outfits so far..You can find the outfits HERE, and HERE, and HERE, and HERE, and HERE and the dolls HERE.

And second, I have two sweet reminders in 4×6 print form.  If you remember, I was scared to death to participate in this competition. I cannot tell you how great it has been. It is SO great for us to find opportunities that scare us and make us uncomfortable and go after them. It doesn’t matter if it is a health goal, work goal, family goal, etc. GO FOR IT. Great things can only come if you try.

My print freebies are now for subscribers of my newsletter ONLY! Simply add your email to the box over on the right hand sidebar and the print is yours! It will be sent to you with the first free newsletter this weekend!

NOW go and vote! This is the finals and I would SO appreciate your vote! Thanks.

Once you vote, head on back and leave a comment…when you do you will be entered to win 1 of 5 print packages worth over $100!

If you have already voted, leave a comment and you are entered! To get an extra entry, SHARE this post on facebook.

You are the best.

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52 thoughts on “Whimsically Wishing {Project Run and Play Finale}

  1. you got my vote!! this is SOOO cute!!

    1. admin says:

      mandy, thank you times a million! have a happy day.:)

  2. Carol Passeno says:

    So beautiful!! I love your style, it is so detail oriented. I would expect t see this clothing in a very expensive boutique at high price. Thank you so much for the paper dolls to match each outfit. LOVE THEM!! Hope you win!!

    1. admin says:

      Thank you, Carol. That is so sweet of you. Glad you like the paper dolls!:)

  3. Taylor says:

    I just HAD to jump over here and tell you how amazing your look is!!! I’m in love with all of it! Especially those ruffle shorts! Thank you for sharing your talents and inspiring me to get sewing!

    1. admin says:

      Thanks, Taylor. Aren’t those ruffle shorts fun! I just jumped over to your site and many fun projects..can’t wait to sit a little longer and look. Thanks for stopping by.:)

  4. Katherine says:

    I am so impressed with all the outfits and you little girl is adorable. I have been voting for you every week.

    1. admin says:

      thanks, katherine. you are one of my favorite customers EVER!:)

  5. Holy Cuteness!!! Love that Chevron!!! Love the retro colors and the adorable ruffles!! 🙂 A-mazing!!

    1. admin says:

      thanks, sierra! i just checked out your site and it is GORGEOUS. I’m coming back tonight.:) Thanks for stopping by.:)

  6. kate says:

    kiki, all your looks are drop dead amazing!!! you have one lucky girl!! definitely voted!

    1. admin says:

      thanks, are so sweet. 🙂

  7. Shannon says:

    I LOVE the colors you used!!! I would wear that myself! Good luck in the voting…

    1. admin says:

      thanks, shannon!:)

  8. jent says:

    I voted for you this morning already! LOVE that outfit!!!

    1. admin says:

      thanks a million!:)

  9. Gillian Luce says:

    Hello! Visiting from Tatertots & Jello linky party; I LOVE this outfit. Chevron is so HOT right now in home decor, but I really love it for an outfit. And the colors….perfect for Spring! 🙂

    1. admin says:

      thanks for stopping by…and thanks for the compliments.:)

  10. Brendi says:

    Maizie is so lucky to have a mom like you to sew her such cute outfits. I hope you win!! I voted for you this morning and shared your link on my facebook page as well. Good Luck!!

    1. admin says:

      thanks brendi.:)

  11. kristin says:

    great work this season, kiki! you definitely brought the whimsy and beautiful sewing all in one – my very favorite was your fox jumper! your outffits always had a lot of “fun” in them and your little gal is just darling.

    1. admin says:

      thanks, always have the sweetest things to say.:)

  12. Caren says:

    LOVE this cute little outfit! I voted as many times as allowed!

    1. admin says:

      thanks, caren.:)

  13. Jessica says:

    This is so you- you did a great job summing up your style! I love the unique colors and I LOVE the shorts. Really going to have to knock those off someday. And amen to getting our homes back in order! Also on my list is losing the weight I gained from stress eating 🙂

    1. admin says:

      haha. isn’t that the truth! girl, you are racking up the votes…you were amazing this season. 🙂

  14. Emily says:

    What a beautiful outfit and gorgeous pictures! Love the asymmetric colors in the chevron and the piping and ruffles on the shorts and jacket. You got my vote. 🙂

    1. admin says:

      thanks, emily.:)

  15. Leslie Jorgensen says:

    I love this super cute outfit! I so voted for you! Good luck!

    1. admin says:

      thanks, leslie.:)

  16. I so wish i had a girl… this is just too cute and the boots make the outfit

    1. admin says:

      aren’t those boots out of control?! thanks for stopping by.:)

  17. Kirsten Griffin says:

    LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!! <3 You are SO talented, Kiki!!! I voted and shared the link on FB. I really hope you WIN this thing… You absolutely deserve it!!! GOOD LUCK!! ~ K

  18. Ashley says:

    Love love love it! Voted this morning!

  19. Angie says:

    I voted and I shared a few times! Good luck!

  20. Darlene Remington says:

    Of course I voted for you! Totally love it so stinkin cute and of course the model is cute too! 🙂 P.S. if I win does that mean I still get the other print I won before? 🙂 (Just ya, come visit soon!)

  21. sady tingey says:

    Enter the contest and voted you rock

  22. Anne Marie says:

    I just voted – I have already signed up for your newsletter – the chevron outfit is out of this world!! Love it!

  23. Maureen says:

    Wow! Beautiful! Good luck!

  24. kat says:

    I think everything you have done for this competition was so precious. And you are a sweet lady too! This outfit is definitely clever; the ruffles on the shorts are killing me 🙂

  25. Annia Huff says:

    Love your style Kiki! I voted for you on the outfit and also in the Allure beauty contest. You are so talented and someday I hope to have a girl so I can try to copy you on all this awesome stuff!

  26. raesha says:

    LOVE your project:) I voted for you AND I shared on Facebook:)

  27. I would love for you to share this on my linky party!
    Thanks, Marcie

  28. Jennifer Appleton says:

    Hi! I just subscribed to your newsletters… I’m wondering if there is a way to get past printables that were in the newsletters….

  29. Rose says:

    Just beautiful!

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