It's week #3 for the Project Run &
When I think of the type of outfits found on sci-fi shows, I think of a few things: pleating, piecing, angles and leather. And so I set out to incorporate them all.
This week I decided to make an outfit for one of my boys. It was an interesting change because I most often sew for the girls (I have to be honest, their clothes are just generally more fun!). However, this is probably one of a handful of times I was really (really, really) excited to make a "boy" outfit.
I started with a zip-up sweater pattern that I've been working on drafting. (I call it the "Carbon Sweater".) It includes an angled zip, welt pockets, a high collar, and arm/shoulder details (which I changed up a bit in this version….because, why not!). I used leather details where I could (trying not to 'overdo' it).
For the pants, I started with a basic slim cut pant block, similar to the one I used when making these joggers. Only, this time I wanted to make the pants out of a woven fabric. I think in the end I did 3 different muslins before I felt confident enough to start work with my nice fabric! (I REALLY dislike having to make muslins!)
Once I had a shape I liked, I marked it with various lines for piecing and pockets – then transferred those to my final pattern pieces.
My final pants had even more details. Small pleats at the knees, all sorts of pockets (based loosely off of my son's favourite jeans), a zipper fly, and the best part: a strap for his "space gun" which snaps closed when not in use.
And here's the whole look together in all it's sci-fi geeky goodness:
Now, off to take some action pictures. I hope you have a good imagination. I was trying to imagine our setting as an off-planet star base (while, obviously, still having to take the pictures "on-planet", lol!) ps – what's the proper etiquette when I'm about to completely bombard you with too many pictures? Warning? Well, consider this it!
Oh boy – that was fun! Well, for me anyway; but I really hope you liked it too!!!! Head on over to Project Run & Play (starting Tuesday!) to vote for your favourite competitors look. There are only 4 of them left, and as always, I'm so curious to see what they've made! There's also a new twist this week: you can vote for your favourite sew-along look! Voting for this starts Sat. March 31, and goes until Sunday, April 1st at 8:00 pm EST. I really hope you'll consider voting for me!!!