Thank you so much to everyone who voted last week and made it possible for me to still be here competing. I wanted so much to submit my week two look because, well, I love it (if you love it, too, you can vote for it here). I can't get enough of the retro gentleman look, and adore dressing my little man this way. So, without further ado, here's my week two Project Run & Play ensemble:
To pick a Fashion Icon and design an outfit based on that person.
Knowing that I wanted to design a look for Tobias, rather than Anja, made it easy to narrow down my choice. And after doing a bit of research, I found out one of my top choices (and favourite actors) had recently won the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Icon award (the only male recipient ever). That's when I knew my iconic inspiration had to be none other than Johnny Depp. His personal style seems to slightly resemble some of his movie characters, but one thing remains constant: he rocks his classic/retro/vintage style like no other.
Fedora Hat: poly/rayon blend (that looks and feels like a thick wool)
Vest: herringbone wool blend
Trousers: herringbone wool blend
All linings: cotton
I have to mention the steal I got on the herringbone...it was only $2/metre in the clearance section! So the pants & vest together cost less than $10 total (linings & notions included)! I love a good deal!
The New Techniques
There were several for this look. First of all, this was my second attempt at a zip fly, and I can safely say, it was easier this time around. A still a bit time consuming, but definitely worth it!
I haven't done many welt pockets, so this was a fairly new technique, too.
Second time at an adjustable waistband. These trousers are going to fit my boy for awhile!
This was the first time I've made sleeve pleats and finished cuffs.
My first muslin. I have made a fedora hat before , but I feel like this time, I was able to capture what I really wanted. I think it definitely helped to make a muslin first. Much less bucket hat - way more fedora. Peeking underneath, you can see the store bought hat that I used to shape my pieces.
The vest and hat are completely self-drafted. The shirt is based on the Oliver + S Sketchbook Shirt and the pants are Melly Sews Clean Slate Pants with some of my added stylistic features.
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