Project Run & Play: Let’s Go to the Movies!Posted: January 21, 2014
This week’s theme had me scratching my head; The Sound of Music? The Princess Bride? Anne of Green Gables…so many favorites. I finally decided on Mary Poppins. Julie Andrews in general is such a graceful lady, and I figured either Maria or Mary Poppins, it’s a win-win! After finishing 3 garments PLUS a hat (this is NOT the time of year to buy straw hats apparently) I was second-guessing myself. Next week I’m going simple! And so, I present to you, Mary Poppins!
I love that my daughter’s name ties into the movie as well (not as Mary…you’ll have to keep guessing ). She had fun modeling this little outfit for me! I will say, the poor girl has been down with the flu lately, but she seems fine today. I did bribe her with rockets though😉
I upcycled a polyester skirt into this hi-lo hem jacket. The jacket is finished in bias, and has a belted back with buttons. I modified the Lily Knit Blazer pattern for this again! Love that pattern!
The hi-lo hem on the black jacket was to mimic the styling of Mary Poppin’s navy blue suit. I decided to just do a matching skirt for that part of the outfit, but liked the detail of the hem, so I put it on the outercoat.
The skirt is self-drafted. Ha. I had the idea in my head, but it took me a while to figure it out. Although you can’t tell from the photos (sorry….my camera completely died – but hubby just bought me a new one today! Hooray!) the skirt has a pocket set into the piped seams. Also, the navy fabric was upcycled from hubby’s old work shirt. Gotta love that!
*Update: The new camera is amaaaaazing!!! Here are a few detail shots of the skirt:
(for those of you wondering, I’m NOW shooting a Nikon D3200 with a 60mm lens. I previously had a Nikon D60 – great camera, just old!)
I used the Compagnie M. Mara Blouse pattern and just love the little details on this! I added a peter pan collar instead of the high collar worn in the film, and topstitched on some gold braid to mimic the gold stripes in Mary’s blouse. The fabric for the blouse was a thrifted tablecloth (I think? It’s a very lightweight cotton).
The ribbon bow was the finishing touch!
The hat. Oh, the hat. She LOVES the hat! However, I have never made a hat before. Thankfully, my wrong calculations (diameter x pi = circumference + whaaaaa???!) resulted in a slightly wavy brim which is more true to the film anyway! It was made from black jersey fused with felt for stiffness, and then lined with cotton. The flowers and cherries were just glued on.
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